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LOOK: Jakarta’s Filipino community hosts lunch for Gilas team

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Members of the Philippine basketball team say the gesture helped them combat homesickness after a week away from the country

HOME COURT. The Philippine men's basketball team gets overwhelming support from the Filipino community in Jakarta. Photo from Bryan Gregorio's Facebook account

The week in photos: June 2-8, 2018

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:52 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INDEPENDENCE DAY DISPLAY. Mall goers in Rizal on June 8, 2018, look on the 120 miniature jeepneys arranged to form a Philippine Flag in celebration of the country's 117th Independence Day. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte says he freed 14 convicted communists

May 13, 2017 - 9:04 PM

I am a president for peace I cannot be a wartime president President Rodrigo Duterte says stressing the need for peace talks with the Left

PEACE TALKS. President Rodrigo Duterte stresses the need for peace talks with communist rebels during his meeting with the Filipino community in Hong Kong on May 13, 2017. Screenshot from Malacañang video

Saudi OFWs raise problems before 'Tatay' Duterte

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:04 AM

Her voice cracking a female OFW tells the President Wala pong presidenteng talagang nakatulong nang malaki kundi kayo po

THANKING DUTERTE. One of the OFWs who addressed President Rodrigo Duterte on April 12, 2017, says no other president has helped them as much as Duterte. Screen grab from RTVM

LIVE: President Duterte's official visit to Vietnam

Sep 28, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Follow Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte s first official visit to Vietnam live on Rappler

Duterte off to Vietnam this week for working visit

Sep 25, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Communications Secretary Marin Andanar says DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez is set to join President Rodrigo Duterte during the trip and will also meet with Filipinos there

TRAVELLING PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte boards a plane in Davao International Airport for his first foreign trip. Photo by PPD

Filipinos in Laos: 'Duterte! Duterte! Duterte!'

Sep 06, 2016 - 9:14 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first speech as President before Filipinos overseas

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with the Filipino community in Laos at Feungfar Convention Hall in Ban Phonsinuane on September 5. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Robredo urges Filipinos: Unite behind Duterte administration

Jun 26, 2016 - 11:51 PM

Vice President elect Leni Robredo tells the Filipino community in Tokyo that with the elections over Filipinos again have to aspire as a people as a nation

LENI IN JAPAN. Vice President-elect Leni Robredo meets with the Filipino community in Japan at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo at the National Day Celebration for the Filipino Community. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Aquino takes potshots at presidential rivals of Roxas

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:35 PM

In a meeting with members of the Filipino community in Rome President Aquino tells voters why they should not vote for certain candidates

VOTE WISELY. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech before members of the Filipino community in Rome on December 3, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

From Laoag to Fairbanks: A Fil-Am finds roots in Alaska

Aug 17, 2015 - 6:00 PM

What I love about living in Alaska is that being different is OK

Ex-PH labor attaché to HK gets off with 1-month suspension

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Many migrant support groups are outraged by the outcome of the Philippine labor department s investigation into allegations of misconduct against Manuel Roldan

UNDER FIRE. Labor attaché Manuel Roldan (left) with Consul General Bernardita Catalla and PH Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz at an event in Hong Kong when Roldan was still posted there. File photo courtesy of Daisy CL Mandap/The Sun-HK

The Filipino School of San Diego to offer online classes

Aug 11, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The move online will not only make TFS more accessible but will also help the school tap into a greater audience – the Filipino diaspora

#SG50: Crowdsourced list: Filipino trailblazers you should know

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:36 PM

Who are the Filipinos making their mark in Singapore? Here are some Filipino trailblazers you should know about

Aquino talks 2016 with OFW voters in Japan

Jun 02, 2015 - 10:46 PM

His speech has the makings of an endorsement except that less than a year before the polls President Aquino has yet to name the candidate he is going to support

STATE VISIT. President Benigno S. Aquino III greets Philippine and Japanese officials upon arrival at the Tokyo Haneda International Airport during his State Visit to Japan. Photo by Robert Vinas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino: The Philippines is now the 'Darling of Asia'

May 07, 2015 - 4:25 PM

President Benigno Aquino III apprises Filipinos in Chicago on his administration s efforts to grow the economy and fight corruption He also tells them why the next Philippine president should continue his reforms

CHICAGO VISIT. The Filipino community in Chicago, USA, welcome President Benigno Aquino III on May 6, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

IN PHOTOS: #MayPac viewing parties abroad

May 07, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Rappler’s BalikBayan crowdsourced photos from Filipino communities around the world who held viewing parties in bars restaurants and in their homes

Aquino off to US, Canada for stronger ties, investments

May 06, 2015 - 11:48 AM

From Chicago President Benigno Aquino III will conduct a state visit to Canada – the first by a Philippine president since 1997

FOREIGN TRIP. President Benigno Aquino III embarks on a trip to the United States and Canada on May 6, 2015. Photo by Lando Mailo/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Filipino nurse in Singapore charged with sedition

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Ello tells police officers that he was not responsible for the offending posts and that his Facebook account had been hacked

Fil-Am priest is St Mary's Cathedral pastor, rector in SF

Feb 28, 2015 - 11:17 PM

The appointment of Father Arturo Albano who came to the US in 1979 takes effect July 1

'Palakasan' at the Philippine embassy?

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Consul General Emil Fernandez responds to accusations

6 years, 6 lessons from Dubai

Feb 21, 2015 - 6:54 PM

Here are some of those lessons I’ve learned from my experience living the past 6 years in Dubai

Fil-Am women head town of Colma

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Being Mayor the third time around is not necessarily easier 3 time mayor Joanne Del Rosario explained

Filipinos in Paris celebrate Pinoy-style Christmas

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:30 PM

You can take the Filipino away from the Philippines but you can’t take the Philippines away from the Filipino – even in a city like Paris

OFW almost loses son in Yolanda, then Ruby

Dec 09, 2014 - 8:22 AM

For the first few months back here I did not want to be alone I was always scared and afraid that someone would die

#SimbangGabi2014: Global mass schedules

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:13 PM

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Cheers! 'Inuman at Pulutan' in New York City

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:22 PM

I think for people to know the food they need know about the country as well

A labor attaché's desperate act

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:09 AM

It boggles the mind why having found out about the agency’s true ownership Roldan did not do more than suspend its operations

Report indicates illegal acts by PH ex-labor attaché in HK

Nov 11, 2014 - 8:08 PM

The report by a fact finding committee created by the Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong indicates that former Labor Attaché Manuel Rolanda may have committed abuse of power corruption

Philippine Press Club of Ontario inducts new officers

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:25 PM

The induction of the new members of the Philippines Press Club Ontario PPCO is scheduled on November 29 2014

An evening with Filipino artist Manny Garibay

Oct 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The art exhibition entitled Daloy ran from September 8 13 at the Tsichritzis Visual Arts Foundation in Kiffisia

'Jennifer Laude is a child of God'

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Filipinos in New York hold a rally for the slain Jennifer Laude

HK charity group raises $11.5 million for PH's poor

Oct 15, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Most of the money is raised from outright pledges by individual donors in staggering amounts from US 10 000 to 100 000

Taking care of the elderly is a 'community responsibility'

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Senior adults according to AARP senior research adviser and marketing manager Xenia Montenegro want only the basic needs: health money and spirituality

The A-List: Resources for Fil-Am domestic violence victims

Oct 09, 2014 - 9:45 AM

What distinguishes the A List from other directories is the information therein stating capacity to serve Filipinos

President Aquino's activities in Brussels, Sept 16

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:44 PM

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is in Brussels Belgium See his schedule here:

How community orgs fall apart: The FilAm investigates

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:11 PM

The FilAm an online magazine for Filipinos living in New York investigates how a Filipino American teachers organization founded in 1989 has split and polarized members of the Filipino community in New York

Actor Jose Llana on playing Marcos in 'Here Lies love'

Aug 11, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Since playing Marcos Llana claims he’s become more Filipino

Who goes to Saudi for vacation?

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:03 PM

I do I did it not once but 3 times – until I finally had to acquire a residency permit And the answer is quite stark in its simplicity really: family

Pinay restaurateurs thrive amid Greek recession

Jul 25, 2014 - 3:00 PM

The difficult economic situation in Greece has not dampened business for these Filipino women s restaurants

Filipinos put Pinoy chic to Indonesian batik

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM

A Filipino enterprise Barong Batik weaves Philippine ingenuity with Indonesian artisanship to create a striking product of Asian fashion fusion

FASHION FUSION. Barong Batik co-founder Thelma Victorio says her business combines the best of Filipino fabrics with Indonesia's exquisite batik designs.

In Indonesia, Filipinos are industry leaders

Jul 07, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Professionals in finance banking and education Filipinos in Indonesia have a huge stake in the presidential elections in the Philippines so called best friend nation

BUSINESS ARCHITECTS. Filipinos living and working in Indonesia for decades say a lot is at stake for Philippine business in Indonesia's presidential election.

#Documented: Rappler Hangout with Jose Antonio Vargas

Jul 03, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Rappler will talk to Jose Antonio Vargas along with other leaders of the US immigration reform movement on July 3 at 8 am Manila time 8 pm July 2 in New York

What does it mean to be Filipino?

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Filipinos are said to suffer from identity crisis but what s wrong with that?

LIVE BLOG: #ndbTO: Batman, Foodies, Fashion + CrisisMaps

Jun 20, 2014 - 3:17 AM

NextDayBetter Toronto takes place at the Centre for Social Innovation Annex from 7:00 pm 10:00 pm on Thursday June 19 2014 Friday morning in Manila

Independence Day: PH embassy in Greece honors OFWs

Jun 12, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Like the country’s heroes Filipino overseas workers are also sacrificing a lot in the quest for a better life in other countries

Family of slain San Francisco Fil-Am seeks justice

May 18, 2014 - 12:22 PM

The SFSU student mistakenly stepped off the elevator on the wrong floor and tried to enter inside a unit whose occupant opened fire

Tia and Tina Taruc Canlas: Courage runs in the family

May 17, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Her mother s disclosure of abuse by Tia s father and then her stepfather opened Tia s eyes to the many realities – and misconceptions – about domestic violence

Pinoys in NY push for Temporary Protected Status for PH

Jan 17, 2014 - 2:18 PM

The TPS can and will be a big help in easing the suffering of Filipinos in the US who have families and friends directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Filipino beaten by mafia agrees to settle; donates to charity

Dec 22, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Andy and Monika Hernandez were harassed by the local mafia in Lithuania But they ve decided to look at the incident in a positive light

Filipinos in San Francisco brighten a Christmas tradition

Dec 22, 2013 - 5:30 PM

Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco transforms into the look of Manila on Christmas day