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Catering hall owner, manager indicted for forced labor, visa fraud

Defendants allegedly forced immigrants from the Philippines to work without proper pay Two men in Long Island, New York are facing charges of forced labor and visa fraud following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland … Continue reading

December 14, 2017

New York City becomes first in nation to enforce salary history ban

In major step toward achieving pay equity for women and people of color, NYC employers will no longer be allowed to inquire about an applicant’s salary history before extending an offer of employment NEW YORK– New York City became the … Continue reading

November 02, 2017

Filipino WWII Vets honored at historic Congressional Gold Medal ceremony

Filipino Veterans of World War II were honored in a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 25, by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi … Continue reading

October 25, 2017

Major issues confronting PIDCI raised at FAPCNY candidates’ forum

PIDCI elections set for Oct. 7, presidency is a three-way race THERE is a three-way race for the president of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. (PIDCI), which is set to elect its new leader and seven board members in … Continue reading

September 28, 2017

Senate confirms Fil-Am Noel Francisco as Solicitor General

NEW YORK – The United States Senate voted 50-47 on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to confirm Noel John Francisco, President Donald Trump’s nominee as solicitor general. Francisco, a Filipino-American, is the first Asian-American confirmed by the Senate to serve as solicitor … Continue reading

September 22, 2017

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