Global News Briefs
“Approximately 1,540 Filipinos entered Canada as a result of the special measure (for Haiyan victims). . . as of October 2014,” a Citizenship and Immigration spokesman said October 16 in an emailed statement to the Toronto Star.
Filipino-Canadian councilor was awarded the title of chieftaincy from an African ethnic group in Winnipeg, reports ABS-CBN News. The Umunna Igbo Cultural Association of Manitoba honored three distinguished Canadians into their ethnic group including Fil-Canadian Councilor Mike Pagtakhan. Pagtakhan was bestowed with the highest title of chieftaincy, a recognition conferred to people of high integrity.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has ordered its posts in the United States to study President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, which will spare tens of thousands of undocumented Filipinos there from deportation, reports Inquirer.net.
For families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the congestion at the country's main ports of entry may mean no Christmas goodies, as cargo forwarders warned of delayed delivery of balikbayan boxes, reports Interaksyon.com.
Filipino Americans proudly celebrated the Filipino nurses and staff who were part of the team that supported the treatment of US doctor Craig Spencer, who contracted Ebola virus disease after treating persons diagnosed with the disease in Guinea, reports GMA News.
A mobile app version of Radyo Tambuli, the virtual radio platform of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, was launched recently to enhance the embassy’s “digital public diplomacy” effort, reports Inquirer.net.