WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a legislative measure that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
The enactment of the Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which would also allow U.S. taxpayers to continue making tax-deductible donations to typhoon victims in the Philippines until April 15, was welcomed by the Philippine Embassy.More >
NEW YORK -- President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Tuesday he expects the international arbitral tribunal to issue a resolution on the country's claim in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to achieve regional stability and prosperity.
A ruling from the tribunal will create an environment that could bring about prosperity for all and in the region, the president told students and faculty who attended the Columbia University World Leaders Forum here.
Every city's history has been enriched by milestones, unforgettable events and significant contributions of community members while its cultural identity is defined and molded by the background, lifestyle and behavior of each and every individual and organization - living and operating within its communities. The impact of these contributions are usually memorialized by landmark structures or masterpieces but, more than just outward appearance, what really makes a person or an organization a gem is its character.
Union City's history has been blessed by the continuing legacy of the people behind the Masonic Home, the magnificent structure and cultural landmark sitting on their 267-acre hillside property located northeast of Mission Boulevard which was purchased by the