Change of Address Requirement as US Green Card Holder

As a US permanent resident, one of your responsibilities to the government is to provide accurate contact information. One example is your home address. Each time you move to a new address, you must notify the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services within 10 days of your relocation. The process is simple and straightforward. You can do either of the following: USCIS website www.uscis.gov/addresschange Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283 Conditional Permanent Resident If you are a Conditional…

14 Rights and Responsibilities as US Green Card Holder

As a permanent resident of the United States, otherwise known as a green card holder, you have a set of rights and responsibilities to observe. This list helps guide you on how to conduct yourself properly, and boost your ability to become a US citizen through naturalization later. As a US permanent resident you have the right to the following: Live permanently anywhere in the United States True to the literal sense of being a permanent resident, you now can move freely throughout the United States. You can choose…

Filipina, Husband Dead in California Murder-Suicide

A Filipina based in Southern California was found dead on Dec. 26 after she was believed to be stabbed by her husband, who also stabbed himself to death, multiple reports said. The Coroner's office revealed the identities as Albert Ong, 49, and his 25-year-old wife Blessel Ong. They were found dead in their Baldwin Park home. Citing Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter, the CBS Los Angeles report said the woman was believed to be a victim of homicide and the man is believed to have killed himself. The deaths of the couple…

Filipino Man Arrested in Guam For Shooting 2 Men Dead

A Filipino man is facing a half million dollar bail after he was arrested in the shooting deaths of two young men in Guam. Joseph Nicholas Sagdal, 24, chased after four men in a car Sunday evening, shooting them with a handgun after one of them shot him in the face with a slingshot during an argument at a parking lot of an apartment complex in Harmon, Pacific Daily News reported. Two of the men Sagdal shot were killed. Sagdal, who identified himself as a shooting instructor, was charged with two counts of aggravated…

Filipino Bodybuilder Arrested in New York Over Child Porn Charges

A Filipino bodybuilder was arrested by U.S. federal authorities in an international child pornography investigation in Queens, New York. According to allegations from the US attorney, from September to October 2016, 26-year old, Keith Liwanag used Facebook to direct women in the Philippines to engage in sexual acts with children in exchange for money. He also allegedly asked them to produce the pornographic material, and send it to him over Facebook messenger. According to the criminal complaint, Liwanag used a Facebook…

DFA: Filipino Among Dead in Northern California Fire

A Filipino has been presumed among those who perished in the wildfires that engulfed northern California's wine country, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. The remains of the Filipino, who is not named in the report, "which have yet to be positively identified, were recovered on October 14, 2017, in Napa County," the Philippine consulate general in San Francisco told the DFA. "We offer our sincere sympathies and prayers to the family of our kababayan (countryman) who perished in this horrific fire,"…

10,000 Filipinos in America Face Deportation As Trump Nixes Amnesty for Young Immigrants

Up to 10,000 young Filipinos are facing deportation from the United States after President Donald J. Trump canceled an Obama-era amnesty for young immigrants. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was meant to protect from deportation some 800,000 people illegally brought into the U.S. as minors. However, U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions, announced on Tuesday that DACA "is being rescinded." In a statement on Wednesday, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said, "While we hope for the best in the form of a…

White Couple Caught on Camera Yelling Racist Remarks To Filipino For ‘Burping’

A white same-sex couple was recently caught on camera making bigoted remarks at a Filipino man inside a supermarket in California. Angelo Cabuang, the Filipino man, shared a short video clip on his Twitter account on August 13 showing the racist couple getting into an argument with him and his mother. This took place after the man reportedly burped inside a Save Mart branch on Quail Lakes Drive in Stockton, California. “I literally burped at Save Mart and a racist couple reacted by calling us pigs and telling us to go…

Sacramento School Districts Turn to Filipinos To Fill Teacher Positions

Because it cannot find enough qualified teachers back home, the Sacramento City Unified School District has turned overses and began to fill its demanding special education posts to Filipino teachers. District spokesman Alex Barrios said they have exhausted all options to recruit local talents. "We’ve tried to recruit special-ed teachers here in Sacramento as well as throughout the state and nation. Unfortunately we still came up with some vacancies, so these are some very hard to fill positions in special ed," Barrios…

3 Filipino Workers Die of Suspected Toxic Fumes in Saipan

Three Filipino workers in Saipan died after they succumbed to toxic fumes from a wastewater line where they worked. "The first victim had gone down into the tank to unclog a rubber seal and open a drainage," according to a preliminary statement from the Department of Public Safety in Saipan. "On the way back up to ground level, the victim lost consciousness and fell back into the tank.” “Two other co-workers climbed down into the tank to render assistance to the first victim. The two rescuers also lost consciousness…