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After President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III delivered his final State of the Nation Address on July 27, Sen. Grace L. Poe had this to say in an interview, “All of the important and key [officials in his administration] who come out with tough decisions are women. So I am grateful to the President for seeing the potential and courage of a woman.”

Statement before the Permanent Court of Arbitration

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“I believe the remaining Filipino veterans who fought alongside with the Americans during World War II deserve this legislation to pass,” said Bergenfield, N.J. Fil-Am Councilman Arvin Amatorio (3rd from left), after his Resolution in support of two separate pro-Filipino veteran bills pending in the U.S. Congress was approved by the Bergenfield Council.

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Former President Fidel V. Ramos (seated, 5th from left) with the Filipino-American community during a photo opportunity at the New York Philippine Center on May 21. Also in photo is Consul General Mario L. de Leon, Jr. (seated, 4th from left).

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Biographer-writer Nelson A. Navarro’s “There Not There: The Filipino in Exile,” a fictional account of his American exile years in defiance of the Marcos dictatorship, goes back to the city where it was written in 1980-81.

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