Articles in the Pinas Now! Category

State department reports many Filipino family-based visas go unclaimed, resulting in the case being shred and priority date lost
Posted in Pinas Now! on 18 April 2019

RECENTLY, officials from the U.S. State Department discussed the monthly Visa Bulletin and the movement of priority dates.  (A priority date is a person’s “place in line” for an immigrant visa, and is typically based on the date the petition was filed.  The monthly Visa Bulletin reports which priority dates are now eligible to be… […]

American citizen finally receives her US passport
Posted in Pinas Now! on 18 April 2019

The United States Department of State is understandably cautious before they issue a person a U.S. passport.  They are determined to avoid issuing a passport to person, who is only fraudulently claiming to be a citizen of the United States.  Since these fraudulent claims do occur, it is often legitimate U.S. citizens who are forced… […]

PH doubts US list of high kidnap risk countries
Posted in Pinas Now! on 17 April 2019

The Philippines’ Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) questioned the United States State Department list of countries with high kidnapping list as it included the country among the 35 countries in the travel advisory. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año doubted the accuracy of the list as he emphasized that the kidnapping cases decreased significantly… […]

Duterte to journalists: You attack to get paid
Posted in Pinas Now! on 17 April 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, April 13, claimed some journalists are being paid to produce “false reports” to serve their “clients” while he dismissed reports about the increase of his wealth while in public service. “They accept (payment) from clients to (write) political attacks. AC/DC (attack and collect, defend and collect). You attack to get… […]

Comelec warns overseas voters: Beware of fake news
Posted in Pinas Now! on 17 April 2019

As the overseas absentee voting (OAV) program commenced on Saturday, April 13, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) eyed the possibility of fake news proliferation as observed in the previous elections. COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez assured the public that the commission is on the alert for those who plan to spread false information as a propaganda… […]

Family, community, and God’s calling: Getting to know Bishop Aclan
Posted in Pinas Now! on 17 April 2019

ON March 5, the Vatican named Monsignor Alejandro “Alex” Aclan the newest auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, making him the second Filipino to ever be presented as bishop in the United States. ? “I really see that as an acknowledgement of the church and the Vatican, of the contribution of the Filipino… […]

DOT gears up for tourist influx in Regional Destinations during Holy Week
Posted in Pinas Now! on 17 April 2019

The Department of Tourism (DOT), through its regional offices, has coordinated with various local government units and other concerned government agencies to ensure that tourist destinations are equipped to handle the influx of tourists and pilgrims this Holy Week.  As part of the preparations, all DOT regional offices have communicated with the government agencies to… […]

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