Well, that lofty country girl's dream came to fruition on Feb. 12 in what Menchu considers the most unimaginable way and in the most unlikely place. During his State of the Union address President Barack Obama commended Menchu, a registered nurse and transport coordinator of the New York University Langone Medical Center's pediatrics unit, for devising a plan to evacuate high-risk babies at the height of Hurricane Sandy.More >
The Internal Revenue Service is going after Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao with an $18 million alleged tax deficiency assessment from 2006 to 2010.
The IRS is asking Pacquiao, who made most of his boxing fortune fighting in the United States, to pay up $18,313,668.79 in tax debt over the five year period, according to a TMZ Sports exclusive report.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to make his first visit to the Philippines since taking office to see first-hand the damage left by last month’s typhoon, and will also tour Vietnam where he fought during the war.
Kerry’s next trip from Dec. 11 to 18 will start on Wednesday, his 70th birthday, when he flies to Israel and Ramallah.
But he will then travel to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, before heading to Manila, and the storm-hit city of Tacloban, a U.S. official said Monday.
Chew on this: with the double whammy of the pork barrel scandal and the devastation by super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines), the concept of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) deserting a sinking economy is now over-simplistic. The bleeding has to stop.
Shahani said, “This is now beyond mere triage.”
She is head of communication for 26 government agencies dealing with poverty and development. She is roused at night to help human trafficking victims out of Syria. She is aghast as to how a poor mother of 13 does not have a concept of birth control.