Duterte ‘Will Not Lift a Finger’ To Help Deported Undocumented Filipinos From US

President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans of helping out undocumented Filipinos who might end up getting deported under the new policies of American President Donald J. Trump. Speaking in a news conference early Monday, Duterte said said he "will not lift a finger" on the matter out of respect for Trump. "Trump said I will not interfere in the affairs," Duterte said, adding that he would reciprocate since the American president had professed support for his drug campaign. The President said he understands the American…

Fil-Am Teacher Faces Life in Prison For Child Molestation

An American teacher of Filipino origin faces life behind bars after he was convicted of molesting over a dozen young victims spanning several years. Ronald Guinto, 34, was first arrested in 2014 while employed as a teacher in Richmond, California. In a news release by Balitang America, prosecutors say Guinto was found guilty of 87 counts of child molestation, witness dissuasion, and kidnapping. The bulk of the alleged abuse occurred during his two years at Making Waves Academy, a Richmond charter school, between…

Filipino Fan Wins $95,000 At NBA Half Court Shot

A Filipino-American Lakers fan left an NBA game $95,000 richer after hitting his half court heave as the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center Tuesday night. In an article at NBA.com, Jerald Acoba, 30, from Tulare, Calif., participated in the Aria Big Shot Jackpot by attempting to shoot the ball from the halfcourt in the intermission between the third and fourt quarters of the game. If that wasn't enough, Acoba expressed his jubilation on Instagram after high-fiving Lakers stars such as…

Fil-Ams in Atlanta Turn to Social Media In Search Of Missing Filipina

Filipinos based in Atlanta are turning to Facebook to widen their reach in hopes of locating a Filipina who has gone missing for several weeks. Willy Blanco of the Filipino-American Association of Atlanta told WSB-TV 2 on Monday that they have asked members of the 'Atlanta Pinoy' Facebook group's to share any information that may lead to Cecilia Bustamante, who reportedly went missing on October 28. "Just reach out to all of your friends out there. People in social media groups, anybody who may know anything about her.…

Filipino Bishop Urges Undocumented Filipinos in US to Return Home

A Filipino bishop in the Philippines has urged his countrymen living illegally in the United States to return home, before President-elect Donald J. Trump makes good on his promise to take action against them. Echoing the same stance with Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga said, "To protect themselves and not to put their future in danger, we advise them not to wait to be branded undocumented and be deported." According to a report by Catholic Culture, Bishop Santos said…

Filipinos Among Anti-Trump Protesters in Chicago

A number of Filipino-Americans have joined groups of protesters marching in Chicago after the election victory of incoming United States president Donald Trump. The group moved towards Trump Tower in downtown Chicago bringing with them a Philippine flag and carried signs that read "My parents did not immigrate here for this" and "Not my president, not my daughter's either." Filipinos at the rally in Chicago! #USElection2016 @ABSCBNNews pic.twitter.com/tvIrTTnnxp— Connie De Leon (@comacatula) November 10, 2016…

7 Ways How to Immigrate to Canada From the United States

People have the impression of how tricky moving to Canada from the United States can be. But this may be because what they read focused on how to obtain permanent residence or dual citizenship. Given the surge in curiosity about this topic after Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States that it crashed the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, it is imperative to know that there are other options, albeit temporary, for Americans to move to Canada such as investment, working or studying…

Filipina Pushed to Death at New York City Subway Track

A 30-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly pushed a fellow commuter to her death in a New York subway station. Prosecutors said Melanie Liverpool, 30, had confessed to killing 49-year-old Connie Watton, of Queens, but she rebuffed the claim at her arraignment on a murder charge. Liverpool, who has a history of mental illness, apparently talked or argued with Watton before the former pushed the latter in front of an approaching train, instantly killing her. Authorities said Liverpool and Watton were talking or…

Clinton’s Filipino Maid Involved in Printing Confidential Emails, Documents

A Filipino maid of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been routinely asked to print out sensitive government emails and documents, including those containing classified information, while Clinton was serving as secretary of state. However, Marina Santos, lacked the security clearance required to handle such sensitive and confidential materials, according to a report by the New York Post. Santos was often called to receive e-mails that she may hold enough information about the E-mailgate. More than just a…

Solon: Americans Should Apply for Visas to Enter Philippines

A lawmarker has backed calls for parity in travel conditions between the Philippines and the United States through imposition of visas for Americans coming to the Philippines or removal of the existing visa requirements. “There are two ways we can achieve parity. Either we obligate Americans traveling to Manila to first secure a Philippine visa, or the US removes the requirement for Filipinos to get hold of a US visa before they can travel to America,” Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel said, adding that requiring US…