Fil-Canadian Honored By African Ethnic Group

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.

Obama Move Spares Thousands of Undocumented Filipinos

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.

Delivery of X'mas Balikbayan Boxes May Be Delayed

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.

Filipina Nurses on NY Ebola Team Praised

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.

Mobile App Connects PH to Filipino Diaspora

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.

California to Let Undocumented Apply for Driver's Licenses

Effective January 1, 2015, state residents will be eligible to apply for driver's license in California regardless of immigration status, reports GMA News. California follows Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Washington in enacting such law. 
 

Pope's PH Visit--Masses in Latin, Speeches in English

Pope Francis (Photo by Tânia Rêgo/ABr, Creative Commons License)

Pope Francis (Photo by Tânia Rêgo/ABr, Creative Commons License)

Pope Francis will celebrate Masses in Latin but will speak English when he addresses Filipinos during his five-day visit to the Philippines in January next year, reports Inquirer.net.

Obama Nominates Fil-Am for HUD Deputy Secretary

Young Filipino American community leaders applauded President Barack Obama’s nomination of Nani A. Coloretti as housing and urban development deputy secretary making her, upon confirmation, the fourth female deputy secretary and one of the highest-ranking Filipino Americans serving in the administration, reports Inquirer.net.