Kuwait releases detained Filipino diplomats

Inquirer.net 05/17/2018

KUWAIT has released the three Filipino diplomats detained in the oil-rich nation, a day after the Philippine government lifted the total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III made the announcement on…

Taiwan exhibit showcases Asian, Filipino cultures

Inquirer.net 05/06/2018

TAOYUAN, Taiwan — This Taiwanese city’s agricultural exposition has dedicated an exhibition to the culture of Filipinos and other Southeast Asians, in a bid to inform its citizens about its migrant population. The VIPT (Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines,…

Two Filipino boxers secure berths for Youth Olympic Games

Inquirer.net 04/25/2018

BOXING brothers Cris Russu Laurente and Criztian Pitt Laurente outclassed their respective foes in the Asian Youth Championships in Bangkok Tuesday night to secure spots in this year’s Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Criz Ruzzu…

2 Filipino seamen missing after cargo vessel fire

Raul Constantine Tabanao 03/09/2018

Four crew members, including two Filipino seamen, have gone missing after a serious fire broke out in a container vessel in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday afternoon. On board Maersk Honam, a Singapore-flagged Maersk Line vessel, were…

JERWIN’S MOMENT

Glendale G. Rosal 02/03/2018

Filipino champ defends IBF crown the US today Reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) world super flyweight champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas may have revealed very little about his preparations for his fourth title defense today. But when…

Vignettes of Filipino traditions at Casa de Cacao

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 01/19/2018

  OUR country is a land rich in customs and traditions. The deepest and lasting ones are mostly influenced by Spain.   Being the only predominantly Roman Catholic nation in Asia, we are steeped in deeply religious…

Overseas Filipino Bank to be launched this month

Inquirer.net 01/11/2018

THE acquisition by the Land Bank of the Philippines of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank has been green-lighted by the country’s anti-trust body, paving the way for the launch of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) later this…

‘Young, Dumb & Broke’ singer Khalid grabs a bite in a Filipino fast food restaurant

Raul Constantine Tabanao 01/03/2018

Even international singer-songwriter Khalid cannot resist the delicious taste of Jollibee’s signature hotdog sandwich paired during his visit to the Filipino fast-food chain. In a Twitter post of former America’s Next Top Model contestant Justine Biticon last…

No comfy ride for Duterte’s TRAIN

NESTOR B. RAMIREZ 12/26/2017

Not much retort or dissent have been heard about the impending implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) which according to the government is considered as the “Duterte Express to Development” when it only…

Iligan OFW is the man behind Miss Cambodia pageant’s revival

Agnes B. Alpuerto 11/26/2017

IT IS not anymore surprising to see Filipinos create a mark in the international scene, where they are recognized and get awards and praises for their talents and skills. But it isn’t also every day that we…

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