Asian hate: Attacker of elderly Filipina sentenced to 15 years

Mary Villegas 02/24/2024

A man who viciously attacked an elderly Filipina in New York in another case of Asian hate has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, officials announced on Wednesday. Brandon Elliott pleaded guilty in a New York…

Iran seizes oil tanker; abducted Pinoy seamen now total 35

Jacob Lazaro 01/13/2024

Iran’s navy on Thursday seized a Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker off Oman, carrying 18 Filipino crewmen, according to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW). Hans Cacdac, officer in charge of DMW, said in an online press…

Filipinos spending more on concerts, flying overseas to see fave artists

Tyrone Jasper C. Piad 01/07/2024

MANILA,  Philippines  – Marc Aldrin Bernardino will soon be singing the words to the fan favorite “All Too Well” along with fellow Swifties when he attends Grammy-winning pop icon Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” concert at National…

1,300 Filipinos in Japan earthquake epicenter safe – PH embassy

01/03/2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday offered assistance to Japan which was hit by a magnitude 7.6  earthquake on New Year’s Day, saying Filipinos were deeply saddened by the tragedy that killed at least…

All 6 Filipino students safe after in-campus shooting in Prague

12/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — All six Filipino students are unharmed after a shooting incident inside a university in Prague, Czech Republic, the Philippine embassy there said on Friday. In a statement from the Philippine Embassy in Czech Republic,…

Tanker seized in Gulf of Aden, Filipinos among 22 crewmen held

Reuters 11/27/2023

RIYADH — Filipino seafarers are among the 22 crewmen aboard an Israeli-linked tanker seized by unidentified armed individuals in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday, November 27, the vessel’s managing company and a U.S. defence official said.…

Houthis seize ship in Red Sea, Filipinos among 25 crewmen held 

Reuters 11/20/2023

JERUSALEM — A ship, called the Galaxy Leader, with 25 crew, who are from the Philippines, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Mexico, had been seized by Yemen’s Houthis in the southern Red Sea. Israel said on Sunday that…

40 Filipinos leave war-torn Gaza Strip through Rafah crossing, arrive in Egypt

Associated Press 11/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Dozens of Filipinos fled from the war-ravaged Gaza Strip into Egypt through the Rafah crossing after Filipino diplomats negotiated for their safe passage and Qatar mediated for the border to be opened, Philippine President…

Filipinos fleeing Gaza will be given top priority – Egypt

10/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos fleeing the war-torn Gaza Strip will be given top priority once the Rafah border opens, the Egyptian government has promised. This was according to Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega on Friday. The…

Six Filipinos missing amid Israel-Hamas conflict – DFA

Zacarian Sarao 10/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Another Filipino was reported missing amid an ongoing conflict happening in Israel, bringing to six the total number of Filipinos unaccounted for, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday, October 9, 2023. Citing…

DFA says 5 Filipinos missing amid conflict in Israel

Charie Abarca - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed that five Filipinos have remained unaccounted for amid ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. However, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega told INQUIRER.net in a phone…

OWWA monitors 24,807 Filipinos in Israel amid escalated tensions

Faith Argosino 10/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is “closely monitoring” the situation of 24,807 Filipinos in Israel as tensions flared following a surprise assault by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on the Middle Eastern country on…

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