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01/01/18 – 1,600 cars burn in UK park building

The Liverpool International Horse Show, taking place in the northwest English city’s neighboring 11,000-seater arena, was cancelled due to the fire, which broke out after dark on Sunday. Nobody has been seriously injured in the blaze, the local Merseyside Police said, while all horses are accounted for. “Initial investigations indicate that an accidental fire within…

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12/30/17 – Isa ng Christmas institution ang San Francisco Parol Festival

Dubbed as the annual Parol Lantern Festival, the event starts in October and culminates in a parade usually held every second Saturday of December. It is one event many Filipino community members regardless of age, political beliefs and affiliations, pitch in to re-live what Filipino Christmas is all about thousands of miles away from home….

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12/30/17 – Pinalawig ang employment protection sa bagong California law

California prohibits on-duty and on-call rest breaks The high court ruled that an off-duty rest break means a time during which an employee is relieved from all work-related duties and free from employer control. Such off-duty rest breaks must be provided. Thus, generally, and for most employees, California law prohibits on-duty and on-call rest breaks….

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12/18/17 – EU provides P34M aid for victims of storm Vinta

The European Union is allocating 570,000 euros, or P34 million, in humanitarian aid for families and communities affected by tropical storm Vinta. “This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need of immediate…

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12/28/17 – Pinoy inakusahan ng pagpatay dahil sa pamamaril

Joseph Nicholas Sagdal, 24, was charged Tuesday, December 19 with two counts of aggravated murder as a first-degree felony, with a special allegation of use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, the complaint states. Sagdal allegedly shot to death A.V. Mwarecheong, 25, and Brokey Thamaso, 18, after a fight at Hemlani’s Apartments in Harmon…

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12/28/17 – Adopted Fil-am meets biological dad for the first time

Brown never tried to find her biological family. But to find out why one of her two teenage daughters was sickly she signed up for 23andMe, a genetic testing service. Researchers at 23andMe found nothing in Brown’s DNA suggested her daughter has “bad genes” from her. She did find out she shared a “high percentage”…

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12/27/17 – tokyo bound flight returns to LA with unauthorized person

A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. KABC-TV reports All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, but it never arrived at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the plane, tweeted that the flight made a U-turn…

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12/27/17- US bills and policies that could harm immigrant families

Attacking Family Immigration A bill known as the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act seeks to cut current legal immigration by at least 50%. The serious impact of this bill is the big reduction in family member categories of those who can be petitioned. It includes limiting qualified family members to only…

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12/26/17 Chef Anton Amoncio shows off morcon, bistek,sinigang at Canada beef event

CALGARY, Canada — Filipino chef Anton Amoncio presented Filipino dishes using Canadian beef at “Let It Snow,” a chef exchange program organized by the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence. It’s the first time a Filipino chef was featured in the program. Amoncio prepared Beef Morcon Sliders, Bistek Tagalog on Green Onion Blinis, and Deconstructed Beef…

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12/25/17 Volunteers conduct medical mission for Scarborough fisherman

A transnational youth group organized a medical mission and Christmas gift-giving to fishermen in Scarborough Shoal and their families at Baranggay North Poblacion, Masinloc, Zambales on December 9. The National Youth Movement for the West Philippine Sea (NYMWPS), led by its Saipan-based Global Chair and Founder Dr. Celia Lamkin distributed medicines, multivitamins and Christmas gifts…

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