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OFWs joins #DiAko4Sale “I’m not for Sale”Campaign

MANILA – Filipino workers around the world showed their support for the global observance of World Day Against Trafficking by posting selfies bearing the hashtag #DiAko4Sale. This is part of the social media campaign of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Pinoy Blog/OFW Awards (PEBA), two non-government organizations helping in the fight against modern-day slavery. “As an NGO, we ...

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CFO: PDOS online registration starts Aug 17

MANILA – Filipinos with immigrant visas will have to reserve and register online before attending the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) and the Peer Counseling Program (PCP) of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in Manila. “Only clients who present a confirmed reservation slot and who have accomplished the online registration form, with the corresponding barcode reference number will be admitted ...

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Itanong Mo Kay Ato! -An online legal counseling service

MANILA – Victims of human trafficking, illegal recruitment and mail-order brides can now have access to legal counseling online, for free. The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) partnered with the Office of the Legal Aid (OLA) of the Arellano Law Foundation (AFL) for the creation of the online legal counseling service, “Itanong Mo Kay Ato!” “We are very excited about ...

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Why you should travel with your partner

  MANILA – For almost five years, Carolina Esguerra Colborn traveled to 49 American states, nine Canadian provinces and six Mexican states with her American husband with the help of an RV. A former Manila-based executive who now lives in the US, Colborn shares her travel experiences with her husband through her first book, “Carolina: Cruising to an American Dream,” ...

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Thousands join PH Independence Day parade in NY

NEW YORK CITY – The Philippine Independence Day parade in New York City is the largest celebration of its kind outside the Philippines attracting tens of thousands of people from across the northeast coast. “We have elevated our presence here in the United States. We’re the second largest Asian ethnic minority, so we are doing it in a big way ...

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Fil-Am girl kills self, apparently after online shaming by her father

By: INQUIRER.net US Bureau   TACOMA, Washington — A 13-year-old Filipino American girl committed suicide by jumping off a bridge into a busy interstate highway Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. apparently after being publicly shamed on social media by her father for a reason still unknown. Izabel Laxamana’s father cut off the teen’s long and flowing black hair and posted ...

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