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Sun Star
4 OFWs killed in Kurd fire are DabawenyosFOUR of the 13 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who perished in a fire at Capit
4 OFWs killed in Kurd fire are Dabawenyos
Sun Star / Posted 20 hours ago
FOUR of the 13 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who perished in a fire at Capitol Hotel in Kurdistan Region last week were from Davao City, the Overseas Workers Welfare and Administration (Owwa) in Davao Region reported. The Owwa identified the four... Read more
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Rappler
Remains of 13 Filipinos killed in Iraq fire arrive homeIDENTIFICATION. A team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad identifies the bo
Remains of 13 Filipinos killed in Iraq fire arrive home
Rappler / Posted yesterday
IDENTIFICATION. A team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad identifies the bodies of the 13 Filipinos killed in the fire that hit the Capitol Hotel on February 5, 2016. File photo from Elmer Cato's Facebook page MANILA, Philippines – The remains... Read more
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The Manila Times
OFW in Iraq hotel fire from NCotabatoFebruary 11, 2016 9:59 pm COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: One of the 13 Overseas F
OFW in Iraq hotel fire from NCotabato
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
February 11, 2016 9:59 pm COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: One of the 13 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who died in a hotel fire in Erbil, Kurdistan in Iraq last Friday was from the town of Pigcawayan, North... Read more
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Sun Star
Body of Riyadh OFW arrives in CebuOVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFW) advocate Susan Ople expressed her deepest sympa
Body of Riyadh OFW arrives in Cebu
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFW) advocate Susan Ople expressed her deepest sympathies to the family of OFW Lotis Yu Camocamo, vowing to follow up on the death and burial benefits that must go to the bereaved family. Ople and John Bertiz, owner of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
DFA rescue of 12 Filipinos from human traffickers in Iraq lauded by gov’t councilMANILA — A government interagency council has cited the efforts of the Departme
DFA rescue of 12 Filipinos from human traffickers in Iraq lauded by gov’t council
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
MANILA — A government interagency council has cited the efforts of the Department of Foreign Affairs in rescuing 12 Filipino women who were victims of illegal recruitment and human trafficking in Kurdistan. In a statement, the Interagency Council... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Iraq fire victims knownTHE 13 Filipino women who were killed in the Capitol Hotel fire in Erbil, Iraq
Iraq fire victims known
Manila Standard Today / Posted 5 days ago
THE 13 Filipino women who were killed in the Capitol Hotel fire in Erbil, Iraq have been identified and the government is now in the process of informing their loved ones, Philippine Embassy officials said Monday. “The victims, all females, were... Read more
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Rappler
Bodies of Filipinos killed in Iraq fire identifiedIDENTIFICATION. A team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad identifies the bo
Bodies of Filipinos killed in Iraq fire identified
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
IDENTIFICATION. A team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad identifies the bodies of the 13 Filipinos killed in the fire that hit the Capitol Hotel on February 5, 2016. Photo from Elmer Cato's Facebook page In a Facebook post early Monday morning,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Iraq conveys condolencesAn Iraqi fireman works in a burnt room after a fire at the four-star Capitol Ho
Iraq conveys condolences
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
An Iraqi fireman works in a burnt room after a fire at the four-star Capitol Hotel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on February 5, 2016. AFP The government of Iraq has condoled with the Philippines following... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
10 sulu fighters acquittedTHE Malaysian high court dropped the charges against 10 of the 26 Filipinos acc
10 sulu fighters acquitted
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
THE Malaysian high court dropped the charges against 10 of the 26 Filipinos accused of being members of a terror group and waging war against the Malaysian king, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. However, the Court found prima facie... Read more
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Rappler
Filipino victims in Iraq hotel fire being identifiedIDENTIFICATION. A team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad, led by chargé d'
Filipino victims in Iraq hotel fire being identified
Rappler / Posted 7 days ago
IDENTIFICATION. A team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad, led by chargé d'affaires Elmer Cato (left), is in Erbil, Kurdistan to identify the Filipinos killed in a hotel fire. Photo from Elmer Cato's Facebook page MANILA, Philippines – The... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Malaysian court acquits 11 Filipinos in Sabah standoffMANILA, Philippines — A Malaysian court dropped the charges against 11 of the 2
Malaysian court acquits 11 Filipinos in Sabah standoff
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — A Malaysian court dropped the charges against 11 of the 27 Filipinos accused of waging war against the Malaysian king and being a member of a terrorist group in connection with the standoff Lahad Datu, Sabah in February... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Iraq hotel inferno kills 14 FilipinosFourteen Filipinos died when a fire broke out at a hotel in Irbil, the capital
Iraq hotel inferno kills 14 Filipinos
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
Fourteen Filipinos died when a fire broke out at a hotel in Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, on Friday night. The 14 Filipinos, whose names were still unavailable as of press time, were believed to be employees of the 66-room... Read more
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Pilipino Star
14 Filipinos killed in Iraq hotel blazeMANILA, Philippines - Fourteen Filipinos were among the 19 people killed in a f
14 Filipinos killed in Iraq hotel blaze
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Fourteen Filipinos were among the 19 people killed in a fire that struck Capitol Hotel in Erbil in northern Iraq on Friday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed yesterday. Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Malaysian court dismisses terror, war charges vs 11 Sultan Kiram followers Charges against 11 of the 27 Filipinos accused of waging war against the Mala
Malaysian court dismisses terror, war charges vs 11 Sultan Kiram followers
Manila Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
Charges against 11 of the 27 Filipinos accused of waging war against the Malaysian King and being members of a terrorist group in connection with the Lahad Datu incident that... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
14 Pinoys die in hotel fire in Iraq’s Kurdish region A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region killed 1
14 Pinoys die in hotel fire in Iraq’s Kurdish region
Manila Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region killed 19 people, 14 of them Filipinos, and injured dozens more on Friday, Iraqi officials said yesterday. Authorities in... Read more
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The Manila Times
Malaysian court acquits 11 PinoysFebruary 6, 2016 10:50 pm The High Court of Kota Kinabalu acquitted 11 Filipin
Malaysian court acquits 11 Pinoys
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
February 6, 2016 10:50 pm The High Court of Kota Kinabalu acquitted 11 Filipinos accused of waging war against Malaysia for lack of evidence. However, 16 others were ordered to present evidence in their... Read more
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Rappler
PH embassy team to identify Filipinos killed in Iraq hotel fireON THE WAY. The Philippine's embassy team will head to Kurdistan on board aircr
PH embassy team to identify Filipinos killed in Iraq hotel fire
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
ON THE WAY. The Philippine's embassy team will head to Kurdistan on board aircraft provided by UN Assistance Mission in Iraq. Photo from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad Twitter account MANILA, Philippines – Philippine embassy officials headed to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
On 14 Filipinos dead in Iraq: ‘We’ll bring them home asap’A three-member team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad is on its way to Erb
On 14 Filipinos dead in Iraq: ‘We’ll bring them home asap’
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
A three-member team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad is on its way to Erbil in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq to identify and repatriate the remains of 14 Filipinos killed in a hotel fire on Friday evening. ”Our priority is to identify... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PH officials to help identify, repatriate 14 Filipino bodies in Iraq fireA police officer walks towards the scene of a fire in a hotel and adjacent mass
PH officials to help identify, repatriate 14 Filipino bodies in Iraq fire
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
A police officer walks towards the scene of a fire in a hotel and adjacent massage parlor which has killed several people and injured others Frida, Feb. 5, 2016, in Irbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Nawzad Hadi, the governor of Irbil,... Read more
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Rappler
14 Filipinos killed in hotel fire in Iraq's Kurdistan regionHOTEL FIRE. Iraqi firemen work at 4-star Capitol Hotel in Arbil, the capital of
14 Filipinos killed in hotel fire in Iraq's Kurdistan region
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
HOTEL FIRE. Iraqi firemen work at 4-star Capitol Hotel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on February 5, 2016. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP / AFP / SAFIN HAMED MANILA, Philppines – Fourteen Filipinos were among the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PH, int’l migration group pledge joint fight vs. traffickingChargé d’Affaires Elmer G. Cato of the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad and Chief
PH, int’l migration group pledge joint fight vs. trafficking
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
Chargé d’Affaires Elmer G. Cato of the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad and Chief of Mission Thomas Lothar Weiss of the International Organization for Migration in Iraq agreed to continue working together to help the Iraqi Government build its... Read more
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Inquirier.net
New consular office to open in Alberta, CanadaIn a photo taken September 22, 2013 during a passport outreach mission conducte
New consular office to open in Alberta, Canada
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
In a photo taken September 22, 2013 during a passport outreach mission conducted by the Vancouver Philippine Consul General in Red Deer, a mixture of those who are awaiting to be called and those who are “chance” applicants, clog up the hallway of a... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Malaysian court drops charges against 11 Filipinos accused of waging discord The charges against 11 of the 27 Filipinos accused of waging conflict against
Malaysian court drops charges against 11 Filipinos accused of waging discord
Manila Bulletin / Posted 9 days ago
The charges against 11 of the 27 Filipinos accused of waging conflict against the Malaysian King and being a member of a terrorist group in connection with the Lahad Datu... Read more
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Inquirier.net
OFWs not barred from going to Zika areasThe deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Brazil and 27 other Latin
OFWs not barred from going to Zika areas
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
The deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Brazil and 27 other Latin American countries affected by the mosquito-borne Zika virus continues despite the rapid spread of the virus blamed for brain damage in babies. Labor Secretary Rosalinda... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘Philippines can quickly diagnose Zika’MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has scientists who can quickly diagnose t
‘Philippines can quickly diagnose Zika’
Pilipino Star / Posted 9 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has scientists who can quickly diagnose the Zika virus. Carmencita David-Padilla, University of the Philippines-Manila chancellor and also executive director of the UP-Philippine Genome Center (PGC), yesterday... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Pulitzer-winning lensman launches book on EDSA People PowerPulitzer Prize winner Kim Komenich presents his book on the 1986 EDSA People Po
Pulitzer-winning lensman launches book on EDSA People Power
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
Pulitzer Prize winner Kim Komenich presents his book on the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, “Revolution Revisited”, to Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on 28 January 2016.... Read more
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Rappler
Villar seeks inquiry into P23-M blood money raised for OFWFREE ASSISTANCE. Senator Cynthia Villar (3rd from left) provides livelihood ass
Villar seeks inquiry into P23-M blood money raised for OFW
Rappler / Posted 13 days ago
FREE ASSISTANCE. Senator Cynthia Villar (3rd from left) provides livelihood assistance to the Zapanta family on February 1. Photo from the Office of Senator Cynthia Villar MANILA, Philippines – Senator Cynthia Villar will file a resolution to... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Roxas, 76VETERAN newspaperman and former Manila Standard editor-in-chief Cipriano S. Rox
Roxas, 76
Manila Standard Today / Posted 13 days ago
VETERAN newspaperman and former Manila Standard editor-in-chief Cipriano S. Roxas died Friday afternoon at the age of 76. One of the most colorful personalities in Philippine journalism, Roxas started his newspaper career as a “mechanic” in the... Read more
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Rappler
UAE eases labor rules for expatsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates – As Dubai sets the stage for more projects related
UAE eases labor rules for expats
Rappler / Posted 14 days ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – As Dubai sets the stage for more projects related to hosting the much touted World Expo 2020, major labor rules were recently relaxed that stand to benefit millions of expatriates, including Filipinos. Philippine... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
More deported with cooperation of Manila embassy Sandakan: Improved cooperation by the Philippine Embassy has resulted in an i
More deported with cooperation of Manila embassy
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 15 days ago
Sandakan: Improved cooperation by the Philippine Embassy has resulted in an increase in the deportations of its nationals from Sabah lately. "We discussed with the Philippine embassy and reached an... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PH envoy briefs U.S. National Press Club on closer tiesAmbassador Cuisia at podium responds to a question during the special briefing
PH envoy briefs U.S. National Press Club on closer ties
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
Ambassador Cuisia at podium responds to a question during the special briefing for the members of the National Press Club on January 27. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Philippine Ambassador to the United States briefed members the National... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Undercover visit reveals Qatar migrant workers' misery ahead of 2022 World CupEntering through an unguarded entrance to the concrete complex, before being le
Undercover visit reveals Qatar migrant workers' misery ahead of 2022 World Cup
Daily Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Entering through an unguarded entrance to the concrete complex, before being led down a corridor littered with shoes outside doors, we are guided into a small room. Crammed inside are eight bunks – the limit is supposed to be four – as well as... Read more
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Rappler
10 young global Filipinos honored at TOYM 2015 awardsTOYM 2015 AWARDEES. Ten exceptional young Filipinos worth emulating are honored
10 young global Filipinos honored at TOYM 2015 awards
Rappler / Posted 17 days ago
TOYM 2015 AWARDEES. Ten exceptional young Filipinos worth emulating are honored at The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) 2015 Awards held at the Meralco Theatre in Pasig City on January 27, 2016. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz MANILA, Philippines – The most... Read more
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Inquirier.net
U.S. rights activists step up drive for immigration reliefFilipinos in Oxon Hill, Maryland look over DAPA materials during an information
U.S. rights activists step up drive for immigration relief
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
Filipinos in Oxon Hill, Maryland look over DAPA materials during an information briefing organized by APALA, SEIU and I-America. PHOTOS BY JOHN MELEGRITO WASHINGTON, D.C.–Heartened by the Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) recent decision to review President... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Husband-lawyerThis case should be a good lesson to those who are dealing with a married woman
Husband-lawyer
Pilipino Star / Posted 18 days ago
This case should be a good lesson to those who are dealing with a married woman. Husband-wife relationship somehow influences another party in conducting negotiations with the wife, particularly when the wife has given the husband some authority.... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
OFW walks out of Kuwait jail a free man after nearly 20 years After suffering for nearly 20 years behind bars, Joseph Yusuf Urbiztondo, 45,
OFW walks out of Kuwait jail a free man after nearly 20 years
Manila Bulletin / Posted 18 days ago
After suffering for nearly 20 years behind bars, Joseph Yusuf Urbiztondo, 45, walked out a free man on Sunday, Jan. 24, evening from the Sulaibiya Central Prison in Kuwait City,... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Senate adopts resolution commending TOYM awardees The Senate on Tuesday, January 26, adopted a resolution commending the 10 awa
Senate adopts resolution commending TOYM awardees
Manila Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
The Senate on Tuesday, January 26, adopted a resolution commending the 10 awardees of the 2015’s “Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines.” Voting 13-0, the senators adopted Senate... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
PH to hold investment promotion in New York The Philippine government will hold a three-day investment promotion activity
PH to hold investment promotion in New York
Manila Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
The Philippine government will hold a three-day investment promotion activity in New York City next month in collaboration with the private sector of the Philippine Business and Investment Forum (PBIF) to... Read more
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Sun Star
Rio via JapanIF EVERYTHING goes according to plan, Cebu’s running pride Mary Joy Tabal will
Rio via Japan
Sun Star / Posted 19 days ago
IF EVERYTHING goes according to plan, Cebu’s running pride Mary Joy Tabal will be training with a renowned Japanese camp for the 2016 Boston Marathon in April. The 26-year-old Tabal, who is eyeing to become the first Filipina to qualify for the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Singapore court jails woman for hitting Pinay maid Singapore – A 20-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore was jailed Thursda
Singapore court jails woman for hitting Pinay maid
Manila Bulletin / Posted 22 days ago
Singapore – A 20-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore was jailed Thursday for a week for torturing her Filipina maid by slapping, hitting, and punching her. Vidya Jayasankarr committed one... Read more
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Kagay-an News
Liceo de Cagayan University renews MOU with Goethe Institut Philippinen as PASCH School Partner for the Future Jan 22, 2016 Liceo de Cagayan University will renew its Memorandum of Unders
Liceo de Cagayan University renews MOU with Goethe Institut Philippinen as PASCH School Partner for the Future
Kagay-an News / Posted 23 days ago
Jan 22, 2016 Liceo de Cagayan University will renew its Memorandum of Understanding with the Goethe Insitut Philippinen as one of its... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Singapore court jails Indian-origin woman for hitting Filipina maid SINGAPORE — A 20-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore was jailed Thursda
Singapore court jails Indian-origin woman for hitting Filipina maid
Manila Bulletin / Posted 23 days ago
SINGAPORE — A 20-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore was jailed Thursday for a week for torturing her Filipina maid by slapping, hitting and punching her. Vidya Jayasankarr... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Singapore court jails Indian-origin woman for hitting Filipina helper A 20-year-old woman of Indian origin in Singapore was jailed Thursday, Januar
Singapore court jails Indian-origin woman for hitting Filipina helper
Manila Bulletin / Posted 24 days ago
A 20-year-old woman of Indian origin in Singapore was jailed Thursday, January 21, after torturing her Filipina helper by slapping, hitting and punching her. The woman named... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Indonesia vows to help PH capture Veloso recruiters–DFAThe Indonesian government has vowed to help the Philippines capture those respo
Indonesia vows to help PH capture Veloso recruiters–DFA
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
The Indonesian government has vowed to help the Philippines capture those responsible for bringing convicted Filipina drug courier Mary Jane Veloso to its country, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Following a recent meeting with... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
DFA: No reports of Filipino casualty in Pakistan university attack The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it has yet to receive any report
DFA: No reports of Filipino casualty in Pakistan university attack
Manila Bulletin / Posted 24 days ago
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it has yet to receive any report of any Filipino casualty in the attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan on Wednesday, January... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Singaporean jailed 1 week for slapping Filipina maid, grabbing her neckVidya Jayasankarr (left) and her husband. PHOTO BY THE STRAITS TIMES/ASIA NEWS
Singaporean jailed 1 week for slapping Filipina maid, grabbing her neck
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
Vidya Jayasankarr (left) and her husband. PHOTO BY THE STRAITS TIMES/ASIA NEWS NETWORK SINGAPORE — Domestic maid Miezel Cagas Limbaga, 31, cooked, cared for her employers’ children and had no days off. But, when they were unhappy with her, they... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No Filipino casualty in Pakistan university attack–DFAA Pakistani security personal drags the dead body of a terrorist following an a
No Filipino casualty in Pakistan university attack–DFA
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
A Pakistani security personal drags the dead body of a terrorist following an attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Jan. 20. AP There is no report of a Filipino casualty in... Read more
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Sun Star
Philippines condemns Pakistan university attackTHE Philippines joined on Thursday the international condemnation of the attack
Philippines condemns Pakistan university attack
Sun Star / Posted 24 days ago
THE Philippines joined on Thursday the international condemnation of the attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan last Wednesday. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it is an unacceptable act to kill innocent... Read more
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Pilipino Star
DFA: No Filipino casualty in Pakistan university attackMANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday confi
DFA: No Filipino casualty in Pakistan university attack
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday confirmed that there is no Filipino reported hurt in the recent fatal attack in a Pakistan university. The DFA assured that although there was no Filipino casualty reported in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Bosses in Singapore must now pay Filipino maids at least $550 a monthDomestic workers waiting outside employment agencies at Far East Shopping Centr
Bosses in Singapore must now pay Filipino maids at least $550 a month
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
Domestic workers waiting outside employment agencies at Far East Shopping Centre in Singapore to speak to potential employers. The apparent pay hike for Filipino maids comes three months after a similar move by the Indonesian Embassy here for... Read more
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