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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that at least 293 undocumented Filipinos in the U.S. who sought Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status were found to have records of detention and apprehension. Approximately 12 percent of the 889,000 DACA applicants, or 118,371 DACA applicants from various countries of origin, have records of detention or apprehension, according to the November 2019 report from USCIS. From the Philippines, 293

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After a routine, scheduled check-up, Donald Trump‘s physician issued a report on the health of the U.S. president Monday, stating he had not experienced chest pain contrary to some claims. Trump, 73, spent just over an hour at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington on Saturday having examinations, tests and consultations, presidential doctor Sean Conley said in a White House statement. Amid some of the rumors, the

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For the first time in months of protests, Hong Kong police warned Monday that they could use “live rounds” after pro-democracy demonstrators shot arrows and threw petrol bombs at officers on a siege university campus as the crisis hitting the city escalated dramatically. Since June, demonstrations have trembled through the global financial center, with many in the city of 7.5 million people angry over eroding Chinese rule’s freedoms. China has

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The Foreign Affairs Department said that despite ongoing mass protests, there is no need to evacuate the more than 370,000 Filipino workers in Hong Kong. To Filipino jobs in Asia, Hong Kong is a major destination. There is a plurality of Filipinos serving as domestic assistants. The protests in Hong Kong in 2019 are an ongoing series of mass actions throughout the Chinese territory, triggered by a controversial extradition bill

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Last Monday arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport a group of 38 OFWs from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who lost their jobs about two months ago. Mocha Uson, a deputy administrator of the OWWA, led the group that received the 38 repatriates on a Kuwait Airways flight from Riyadh to NAIA. It was also anticipated that 22 other jobless Jeddah OFWs would arrive by Tuesday evening. Repatriates were among

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One of the worst ocean polluters in the world, Southeast Asian countries needs stricter plastic packaging laws to curb leakage, a UN report said on Wednesday. Southeast Asia is a major contributor to land-based plastic waste leaking into the world’s oceans, with more than half of it coming from four nations – Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand – along with China, the top single polluter. Many countries in the

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The Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III was concerned with Filipino seafarers ‘ abduction cases in Africa. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday that two more Filipino sailors were abducted by pirates in West Africa. A week after nine Philippine seafarers were abducted in the neighboring African state of Benin, the Filipinos were kidnapped in Togo. This latest incident brings the total number of Filipinos in West Africa

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Tuesday, a day after a protester was shot and a man set on fire in some of the worst brutality to rock the Chinese-ruled city in more than five months of anti-government protests, Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at a university campus. Several rail services were suspended and roads closed for a second day across the Asian financial hub, with the morning rush hour causing long traffic jams.

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Many Filipinos abroad turn to vape amid results from clinical studies showing that the convenient, “clean” alternative to cigarettes has adverse effects on consumers in attempts to quench their cigarette smoking habits. Randolf Francisco, 28, in Salmiya, Kuwait, a support crew told in an interview that he did not get sick, except for common diseases, after he switched to vaping. Ransel Ladera, 36, a dining worker in a casino hotel

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) shared the experience of the Philippines in rehabilitating the world-famous resort island of Boracay and other efforts to protect the environment, invited for the first time to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting held in Japan last week. Using this model as a guideline, the DOT has prioritized and rationalized the implementation of environmental and related laws in tourism destinations from north to the southern Philippines