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 13 March 2014 – Philippine Ambassador to Thailand Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia presented the original Thank–You letter of Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario to Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul of the Royal Thai Government, thru Acting Permanent Secretary Manasvi Srisodapol, on March 10, for the donations given to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) by members of the Royal Thai family, the Royal Thai Government, Thai private companies and foundations, and the Thai paople.


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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The effort to confer a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on the Philippines is not dead yet and is actually gaining some momentum, according to one of the leaders of the proposal that would put a hold on Filipino deportation in the United States.

Lawyer Arnedo Valera of the Migrant Heritage Commission, a Washington,D.C.-based non-profit group advocating for the TPS , said Philippine desk officer David Arulanantham at the US Department of State confirmed that the State Department’s recommendation for TPS is now at the desk of Secretary John Kerry, waiting for his review and signature.

From the Department of Labor and Employment

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced yesterday that an initial 100 job fairs in seven regions will be available for job seekers this year, adding that the public will also see the DOLE conducting major employment facilitation activities as part of its mandate to train and guide jobseekers to decent jobs and proper careers and provide them easy access to labor market information (LMI).

LONDON – Headlines about migration can seem unbearably stark: attacks on foreigners by neo-fascists in Greece, dozens of domestic workers on death row in the Gulf, a crass and callous campaign by the British government to drive out migrants. Yet, despite persistent and even rising anti-immigrant sentiment in much of the world, promising signs of a more enlightened approach to migration are emerging.

The United States is in the midst of an intense debate on a sweeping immigration overhaul. After a quarter-century of near-paralysis, American legislators are close to agreeing on reforms that would allow 11 million undocumented migrants to earn citizenship. The proposed changes also would make the US a magnet for talent and creativity from around the world.

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