World War II veteran Rudolpho Panaglima lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife, Pura, who holds a portrait of their four children living abroad. Their eldest son, Rolando, has been waiting 20 years for a visa to move to the U.S. from the Philippines. Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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Filipino World War II Veterans Living In U.S. Can Now Reunite With Family

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Filipino Americans: Blending Cultures, Redefining Race

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Geraldine Roman walks past a campaign poster during an April 30 trip to the town of Orani, in the province of Bataan, north of Manila. The 49-year-old, a member of a powerful political family, has won a seat in the nation's lower house, according to unofficial results. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippines presidential front-runner and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the voting precinct to cast his vote at a high school in Davao City on Monday. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from reporters at the University of the Philippines in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, on Feb. 18. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Pag-asa island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, is claimed by both the Philippines and China. It's the only inhabited island in the Spratlys. Rolex Dela Pena/Pool/AP hide caption

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In The Tussle For The South China Sea, A Mayor Tries To Protect His Island

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President Benigno Aquino, center, appears with his party's next presidential and vice presidential candidates, Manuel Roxas, left, and Leni Robredo. Aquino is the son of former President Corazon Aquino. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Philippines' Presidential Race, A Chaotic Cast Of Characters

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In this 16th-century painting, Saint Benedict exorcises a demon from a man possessed. Alfredo Dagli Orti/The Art Archive/Corbis hide caption

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Help Wanted: The Philippines Needs More Exorcists

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Beyond The 'Sometimes Sentimental' Story Of Filipino Migrants

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Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (center) of the Philippines, is escorted by Indonesian officers during a hearing to appeal her conviction on drug-smuggling charges in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in March. Veloso is one of three "Bali Nine" inmates who have been told their execution date is imminent. Bimo Satrio/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he arrives at Quirino Grandstand to celebrate his final Papal Mass in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday. In his homily, Francis warned about the Philippine government's "insidious" family planning program. Ron Soliman/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis holds a Virgin Mary statue as he arrives at the Mall of Asia arena in Manila, Philippines, on Friday. The pontiff has issued a strong statement supporting the church's teachings on artificial contraception. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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