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Long Lines at Midwest’s First Jollibee Branch

The scene looks familiar across newly-opened branches of Jollibee, the popular Filipino fastfood outlet. Long lines of eager patrons have not subsided in Skokie, the American Midwest's first Jollibee location. To accommodate a long line of customers, the shop has set up tents while the drive-thru lane is periodically shut down to deal with overwhelming demand. Some customers patiently wait for more than an hour for buckets of fried chicken, burgers or spaghetti. And while Chicago and its suburbs have plenty of options for…

Filipino Nurse Faces 10 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud

A Filipino nurse has been convicted after she was found guilty April 17 on several counts of Medicare fraud and making false statements. After a two-week trial, Diana Jocelyn Gumila, 46, faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a mandatory $250,000 fine and restitution on charges filed against her as head of a home health company in Schaumburg, Illinois. She will receive her sentencing on July 26. Federal authorities said Gumila, a registered nurse in the state of Illinois since 1991, and who manages Suburban Home…

Filipino Couple in Illinois Accused of $45 Million Medicare Fraud, Forced Labor

A Filipino couple based in Illinois was indicted Monday after being accused of using their health care business to scam Medicare out of $45 million, as well as underpaying their Filipino housekeeper after filing fraudulent Homeland Security papers to bring her to the United States, according to the United States Department of Justice. The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Illinois, Richard Tinimbang, 38, faces the following charges: conspiracy to defraud Medicare conspiracy to pay or receive health care…

Jollibee Opening in Skokie, Illinois Pushed Back

Jollibee, a household name in Filipino fastfood scene, is scheduled to open its Chicago-area branch by late-2016, instead of an earlier reported midyear opening. A Jollibee spokeswoman says the Skokie opening of the first Midwestern outpost of the Filipino fast-food restaurant has been delayed. She didn't provide an exact opening date, only saying that getting the restaurant open is taking a little more time than expected versus the July 21 grand opening target. It should happen later in the month, and the company should…

List of Midwest Association of Filipino Americans School Organizations

THE MIDWEST ASSOCIATION OF FILIPINO AMERICANS MISSOURI University of Missouri Filipino-American Student Association (FASA) Saint Louis University Filipino Student Association (FSA) OHIO Ohio State University Pilipino Student Association (PSA) The University of Toledo Filipino-American Association (FAA) PENNSYLVANIA Penn State University Penn State Filipino Association (PSFA) WISCONSIN University of Wisconsin-Madison Filipino-American Student Organization (FASO) Marquette University Bayanihan Student Organization…