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Germany to allow more dual citizens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. AP

Germany’s Cabinet has approved legislation under which immigrants’ children will no longer be forced to choose between German nationality and that of their parents.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Girl talks to pope on immigration, then dad freed

In this March 26, 2014, photo provided by Catholic Coalition of Immigrant Rights, Pope Francis touches 10-year-old Jersey Vargas, who traveled to the Vatican from Los Angeles to plead with him to help spare her father from deportation, during a public audience at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Her father, Mario Vargas, in the United States illegally, had been in federal custody and faced possible deportation. After speaking with Francis, Mario Vargas was released on bond from immigration detention, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday, March 28, 2014. Jersey Vargas was part of a California delegation that sought to encourage the Vatican to prod President Obama on immigration reform. AP

After a California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was freed on bond from immigration detention.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US eases immigration rule for terrorist support

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the United States or stay here and who gave “limited” support to terrorists or terrorist groups.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Immigration, Pagasa appointments now permanent

President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has finally signed the appointment papers of Immigration Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Administrator Vicente B. Malano.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Woman in judiciary probe still out of PH, says immigration agency

Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

The alleged influence peddler in the Judiciary has not yet returned to the country based on records of the Bureau of Immigration.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abusive immigration personnel


Among the most abusive government employees I know of are immigration officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

White House changes story on Obama’s uncle

In this Dec. 3, 2013, photo Onyango Obama, President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, arrives at U.S. Immigration Court for a deportation hearing. The White House said Dec. 5, that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama. The 69-year-old, Kenyan-born half-brother of Obama's estranged father was granted permission this week to stay in the U.S. after ignoring a deportation order two decades ago. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ victims can rely on Lacson


Some quarters have expressed apprehension why relief and financial aid to victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” do not reach their intended beneficiaries.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

$5 million pledged to aid students living in US illegally

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. AFP FILE PHOTO

University of California President Janet Napolitano says she’s devoting $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid to students living illegally in the U.S.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama pushes immigration reform, Republicans still wary

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

With the budget crisis barely resolved, US President Barack Obama is already urging Congress to complete a stalled immigration overhaul – and his Republican rivals don’t share his enthusiasm.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

BI places 35 people on watchlist but not senators Enrile, Revilla, Estrada

(From left) Sen. Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday announced that it had placed in its “lookout bulletin” 35 people, who are facing plunder, malversation and/or graft charges in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gigi Reyes left PH for Macau on Aug. 31

Jessica “Gigi” Reyes   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Jessica Lucilla “Gigi” Reyes, former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile who was linked to the P10-billion pork barrel scam, left the country late last month and has yet to return, acting Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said Thursday.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Immigration reshuffles officials anew

Bureau of Immigration building. Photo from Bureau of Immmigration website

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced the reshuffling of nine officials to “re-energize” and prevent corruption in the agency, a Radyo Inquirer 990AM report said Wednesday.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • Pope sends condolences for S.Korea ferry victims
  • Drone kills 15 ‘Qaeda,’ 3 civilians in Yemen – security
  • Palace expects Gigi Reyes to tell all on pork scam
  • MH370 search at ‘critical juncture’–Malaysia
  • Sports

  • MLB pitcher donates $100,000 for Sewol ferry victims
  • Hamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix
  • Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft
  • Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet
  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015
  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • 5 Filipinos with MERS in UAE reported in stable condition
  • PH boosts MERS monitoring after UAE nurse scare
  • Canadians back PH plea to take back waste
  • We treasure our Sierra Madre
  • OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief
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