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                    [ArticleID] => 2152625
                    [Title] => No interview required for certain non-immigrant visa holders
                    [Summary] => On Dec. 23, 2021, the Department of State authorized consular officers to waive in-person interviews for certain non-immigrant visa applicants, effective through Dec. 31, 2022.
                    [DatePublished] => 2022-01-09 00:00:00
                    [ColumnID] => 134402
                    [Focus] => 1
                    [AuthorID] => 1805111
                    [AuthorName] => Michael J. Gurfinkel
                    [SectionName] => Opinion
                    [SectionUrl] => opinion
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                    [ArticleID] => 1548630
                    [Title] => Irresponsible intel leaks
                    [Summary] => 

The last Senate hearing on the Jan. 25, 2015 Mamasapano massacre was nothing but a rehash of the old testimonies that have been previously made, with nothing really new or explosive, or shocking, disclosed to the Filipino public that patiently listened in via radio and watched it through live streaming from various Internet sources.

[DatePublished] => 2016-02-01 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135726 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Business [SectionUrl] => business [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1540502 [Title] => US gives vehicles to Nigeria army; insurgents attack village [Summary] =>

The United States on yesterday was donating 24 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Nigeria's military, to enable the country's soldiers to combat Boko Haram Islamic insurgents who continued cutting a bloody path through northeast Nigeria.

[DatePublished] => 2016-01-07 14:03:38 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1506143 [Title] => United States coaches hold volley outreach program [Summary] =>

American volleyball coaches Eric Hodgson and Michelle Goodall join US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski today in an outreach event which includes donation of volleyball equipment and holding of friendly volley games at Asilo de San Vicente de Paul Orphanage on UN Avenue, Paco, Manila.

[DatePublished] => 2015-10-01 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1505393 [Title] => Philippines convenient transit point for illegal drugs – US exec [Summary] =>

The Philippines is a convenient transit point for shipment of illegal drugs because of its geography, according to a United States official.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-29 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1165072 [AuthorName] => Bebot Sison Jr. [SectionName] => Metro [SectionUrl] => metro [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1504424 [Title] => Philippines maritime law enforcement best in region – United States envoy [Summary] =>

The Philippines’ maritime police is better than any other maritime institution in the region, although the country has greater challenges since it is an archipelago, a top US official said.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-26 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1165072 [AuthorName] => Bebot Sison Jr. [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1503333 [Title] => Philippines, US anti-drug cooperation successful ­– envoy [Summary] =>

A United States envoy said the cooperation of the Philippines and the US against illegal drugs is a success as evidenced by a series of accomplishments.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-23 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1165072 [AuthorName] => Bebot Sison Jr. [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1503118 [Title] => Top US anti-crime diplomat arrives in Manila [Summary] =>

The head of the US Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs is currently in the Philippines for a two-day visit.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-23 02:52:54 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804517 [AuthorName] => Rosette Adel [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/headlines/20150923/INL-head-william-brownfield.jpg ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1501820 [Title] => October 2015 Visa Bulletin allows early filing of adjustment applications and work authorizations [Summary] =>

Starting in October 2015, the Department of State (DOS) and the USCIS will utilize a new format for priority dates.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-19 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134402 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1805111 [AuthorName] => Michael J. Gurfinkel [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1499194 [Title] => October 2015 ‘Filing’ dates: (New format and charts for priority dates) [Summary] =>

Each month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, in the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for that particular month, for the various family and employment based categories. A priority date is a person’s “place in line” for a visa, meaning immigrant visas (or green cards) would be available for persons whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-12 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134402 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1805111 [AuthorName] => Michael J. Gurfinkel [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) ) )
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