No COVID-19 cases yet among Filipinos living in Brazil — ambassador

MANILA, July 30 (Mabuhay)– The Philippines’ foreign service post in Brazil has not recorded a single case of a Filipino who contracted COVID-19, an official said Thursday. Ambassador Marichu Mauro gave the report after Brazil—one of the worst-hit countries by COVID-19—recorded 69,074 new confirmed cases on Wednesday. “Sa awa ng Diyos wala naman po tayong […]

30.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

US military donates P11-M in medical supplies to PH

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) — The United States Army and Marine Corps service members delivered on Monday an additional PHP11.4 million (US$230,600) in medical equipment to hospitals in 11 cities across the Philippines. This new donation brings the total US government pandemic assistance to the Philippines to PHP989 million or more than US$20 million. “This […]

28.07.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Lacson to US lawmakers opposing anti-terror law: ‘Shut up, hypocrites’

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday questioned the moral ascendancy of some US Congress members to oppose and criticize the Philippines’ anti-terror law. “I wonder how many among those 50 or so members of the US Congress voted in favor of their own country’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001… These US Congress […]

18.07.2020 · Filled under: Legal Matters, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

US lawmakers urge Philippine gov’t to repeal anti-terror law

MANILA, July 16 (Mabuhay) — At least 45 lawmakers in the US urged the Philippine government to immediately repeal the recently-signed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In a virtual press conference on Wednesday night (Manila time), Representative Janice Schakowsky of Illinois called the law a new ‘weapon’ to suppress dissent in the Philippines. “We stand together […]

16.07.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

PH issues temporary moratorium on participation in US EVP

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has issued a temporary moratorium on the participation of Filipino nationals in the United States Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) amid the current coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The Philippine Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) Committee, in an advisory, cited the “urgent nature and life-threatening implications” associated with the health crisis that […]

10.07.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

DOH: Don’t buy dexamethasone for the purpose of preventing COVID-19

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Department of Health on Saturday advised the public not to flock to drugstores to buy dexamethasone for use in preventing COVID-19. “Dapat ‘yung mga kababayan natin, ‘wag bumili kasi ‘di naman siya magagamit to prevent, hindi naman siya magagamit para gamutin ang COVID-19,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said. Malacañang on […]

US official thanks DND for supporting Philippine gov’t’s decision to suspend VFA

MANILA, June 15 (Mabuhay) — US Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday expressed appreciation for the support the Department of National Defense (DND) gave the Philippine government in its decision to suspend the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement. Esper and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana had a conference call on Friday to discuss US-Philippines relations, […]

17.06.2020 · Filled under: Local News, News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·

US Embassy cancels visa services through July 3; resumption indefinite

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay)– The US Embassy in the Philippines on Thursday announced that it is cancelling all immigrant and non-immigrant visa interviews scheduled through July 3 due to the community quarantine implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country. “We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable […]

12.06.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News ·

Difficult for Philippines to achieve New Zealand’s zero COVID-19 feat — Palace

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) — It will be difficult for the Philippines to achieve New Zealand’s feat of having zero COVID-19 cases, Malacañang said on Wednesday. In an interview with state-run PTV, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said zero cases would be difficult to attain given the Philippines’ population density, especially in urban centers like Metro […]

12.06.2020 · Filled under: News, Philippine News, U.S. News, World News ·
White House Initiative, UC Riverside Partner to Improve Asian American, Pacific Islander Data

White House Initiative, UC Riverside Partner to Improve Asian American, Pacific Islander Data

Nationwide challenge encourages novel approaches to understand the fastest-growing population group By Bettye Miller RIVERSIDE, Calif., AUGUST 10, 2016 – Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing and most diverse racial groups in the country. Between 2000 and 2010, their populations grew by 46 percent and 40 percent, respectively, compared to 10 percent for the […]

10.08.2016 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
US authorities discover 15th case of non-travel related Zika in Florida

US authorities discover 15th case of non-travel related Zika in Florida

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (PNA/Sputnik) – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) found a new case of non-travel related Zika virus infection in an individual in Palm Beach County, Florida, Governor Rick Scott said on Monday. “Today, DOH has announced they are investigating one new individual with non-travel related Zika in Palm Beach County,” Scott stated. […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
To win, Hillary should speak a little Tagalog

To win, Hillary should speak a little Tagalog

By Andrew Lam If all politics are local, then candidate Hillary Clinton may very well need to speak a little Korean and Tagalog in order to win the 2016 presidential election. Why? In 2014 Slate.com published a fascinating article with this headline, “Tagalog in California, Cherokee in Arkansas.” It is a survey of the languages spoken in each […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Hillary Clinton becomes first woman nominated for US president by a major party

Hillary Clinton becomes first woman nominated for US president by a major party

PHILADELPHIA, the United States  (PNA/Xinhua) – Hillary Clinton was formally anointed Democratic presidential candidate here on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to run for the White House on behalf of a major US political party. “Are we ready to make some history?” asked Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, secretary of the on-going Democratic National Convention (DNC) when a […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Americans’ satisfaction with country’s direction drops sharply: poll

WASHINGTON, July 25 (PNA/Xinhua) – Americans’ satisfaction with the state of affairs dropped 12 percentage points in the past month, amid high-profile police killings of black men and mass shootings of police, found a latest Gallup poll. Currently, only 17 percent of Americans are satisfied with the state of affairs in the US, sharply down […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Trump threatens to leave WTO over proposal on punishing US firms for moving overseas

WASHINGTON, July 25 (PNA/Xinhua) – US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to pull the US out of the World Trade Organization (WTO) if his proposal on penalizing US companies for moving overseas is blocked. Trump said in an interview with the NBC “Meet the Press” that he, if elected president, would impose […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama calls for unity after 3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

Obama calls for unity after 3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge shooting

HOUSTON, July 18 (PNA/Xinhua) – US President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to avoid making inflammatory rhetoric after the killing of three police officers in the state of Louisiana. In a speech delivered from the White House on the shooting in Baton Rouge, Obama said that, though divisions exist in the country, everyone should […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Obama pledges US long-term commitment to Europe security

Obama pledges US long-term commitment to Europe security

WARSAW  (PNA/Xinhua) – US President Barack Obama on Saturday pledged the US long-term commitment to ensuring Europe’ s security and defending allies, while participating his last North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit before his stepping down next January. During his solo press conference after the closing of Warsaw NATO Summit, Obama said the Alliance was […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

California Home Visiting Program marks 100,000th visit

SACRAMENTO – The California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) celebrated a landmark 100,000th visit this week as part of the state’s hands-on efforts to provide assistance to new parents and improve the health and wellbeing of children across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) preventive intervention program focuses on positive parenting and child development. “Home visiting is an effective […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Services, U.S. News ·
California Republicans: Reject state’s expansion of Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

California Republicans: Reject state’s expansion of Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of California’s congressional delegation are increasing pressure on the Obama Administration to stop the state’s plan to expand Obamacare coverage to illegal immigrants. Nine members of Congress from California joined forces to send a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury asking the […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Asian Americans, Hawaiians, two fastest growing racial groups

Census says there are now 21 million Asian Americans and 1.5 million Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in the US LOS ANGELES – New U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released on Thursday, June 23 show that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles’ analysis of the data […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·