49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s…

SBP saddened as Fiba Asia qualifiers in Qatar canceled

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 02/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Qatar’s hosting of the February window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup will not push through after the gulf state’s government canceled all events due to the surge of COVID-19 cases. Al Panlilio, Samahang Basketbol ng…

OFWs seek Labella’s help on their complaint against recruitment agency

Irene R. Sino Cruz 11/11/2019

CEBU CITY — A group of overseas Filipino workers sought Mayor Edgardo Labella’s assistance regarding their complaint against a Cebu-based recruitment agency. The group, who are all women, told the mayor that they had been recruited by…

Cebuano Santillan of 1Bataan Risers sets eye on 3×3 hoops in Doha

Jonas N. Panerio 04/08/2019

CEBU CITY — Cebuano forward Leonard Santillan has already moved past his endgame gaffes that cost the 1Bataan Risers the title in the Chooks-to-Go 3×3 Asia Pacific Super Quest on Sunday and is already looking forward to…

Fiba World Cup Qualifiers: Gilas Pilipinas routs Qatar to snap two-game skid

Inquirer.net 02/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines kept its flickering Fiba World Cup bid hopes alive after demolishing Qatar, 84-46 in the sixth window of Asian Qualifiers early Friday at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha. Gilas Pilpinas improved to…

Cebu’s Fajardo makes Gilas roster for must-win game against Qatar

Inquirer.net, JONAS PANERIO 02/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, revealed the Gilas Pilipinas’ final 12-man lineup for the game against Qatar in the sixth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian…

UAE offers defense in Qatar lawsuit at UN high court

AP 06/28/2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates is defending itself against a lawsuit by Qatar brought before the United Nations’ highest court that accuses it of “discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens.” The UAE began…

Bo’s Coffee eyes Qatar expansion

USJ-R Intern Kristine Remolisan 09/17/2017

Bo’s Coffee will be taking the Philippine’s premiere homegrown specialty brand to the international market this year, its founder Steve Benitez said in a recent interview. Benitez said they would open a store in Qatar, its first…

OFW deployment to Qatar resumes

Inquirer.net 06/15/2017

MANILA — No more deployment ban for Filipino workers in Qatar. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III lifted on Thursday the moratorium on the deployment of newly hired Filipino workers to Qatar. “This decision was arrived at on…

Bello suspends OFW deployment to Qatar

Inquirer.net 06/06/2017

MANILA — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III declared on Tuesday a temporary deployment ban of overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) in Qatar after its neighboring countries severed ties and closed their borders with the kingdom. “Effective today, the…

Qatar, PH sign ‘$200M contracts’ — trade chief

Inquirer.net 04/16/2017

Qatar and the Philippines have signed trade agreements worth $200 million (P9.8 billion) during the final leg of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Gulf tour, Manila’s trade and industry secretary told reporters in Doha Sunday. Ramon Lopez said 6,000…

Guard your ATM, police ask public

Dominic D. Yasay, Inna Mejia, Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/23/2016

BOTH the police and Cebu’s banks called on public vigilance to guard against automated teller machine (ATM) skimmers or those who steal cash from ATM deposits. The latest victim was a 47-year-old overseas Filipino worker named Eniel…

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