TOURISM stakeholders in Cebu are saddened over the recent decision of Philippine Airlines (PAL) to suspend its Cebu-Los Angeles-Cebu flight saying it will have impact on the balikbayan traffic.
Cebu Association of Tour Operator Specialists (Catos) president Alice Queblatin, suspected that the load factor might have influenced the decision of the Lucio Tan-led airlines to halt, albeit temporarily, the long-haul flight.MORE
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) targets 5,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Saudi Arabia to avail of their 90-day “Nation without Violations” Amnesty Program.
Those who can avail of the program include Filipinos residing at Saudi Arabia whose Iqama, the identification card given to foreign workers and paid for by the employers, expired on or before March 19 and Filipino workers with work permit but no Iqama Identification card.MORE
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte welcomed around 150 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Saudi Arabia at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City early Monday morning.
A total of 150 Filipinos, who had availed of Saudi Arabian government’s amnesty for undocumented workers, returned to the country along with the President following his three state visits to the Middle East.MORE
Sir Joaquin (Jojo) T. Taduran, Jr.(left), KGOR deputy commander of the Knights of Rizal Dimasalang Chapter, has convinced Dario Agustin, to join the Rizal Dimasalang Chapter and the Toronto Kapuso Lions Club in order to continue serving the Filipino community in Toronto and other parts of the province of Toronto.
Sir Mario Alpuerto, KGOR, is the Chapter Commander of the Knights of Rizal Dimasalang Chapter with Sir George R. Poblete, KGCR, is the Chapter Adviser. Sir Eduardo C. Prillo, KGOR, the incumbent Regional Commander of the Knights of Rizal Canada Region, together with Sir Jaime T. Marasigan, KGOR, Rizal Supreme Council Supreme Council Deputy Supreme Council Exchequer, belong to the Rizal Dimasalang Chapter.
Sir George R. Poblete, KGCR, and Sir Jaime t. Marasigan, KGOR, served as the Regional Commanders of the Knights of Rizal Canada. Region.
Sir Mario Alpuerto, KGOR, is the Rizal Canada Region Exchequer and chairman of the of the Special Project. Sir Joaquin (Jojo) T. Taduran, Jr., KGOR, is the Rizal Canada Region Pursuivant and chairman of the Public Relations and Publicity Committee.
Dario Agustin is just waiting for the right time to officially submit his officially submit his application papers to the Knights of Rizal Dimasalang Chapter and the Toronto Kapuso Lions Club. (Manuel Papa)
THE Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions, Inc. (MMCEAI) in Davao on Thursday, March 23, appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to save a Mindanaoan Overseas Filipino worker (OFW), who is facing a death sentence in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), 30-year-old worker Jennifer Dalquez of General Santos City has been sentenced to death for allegedly killing her employer last December 7, 2014.MORE
THE OVERSEAS Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) Cordillera Administrative Region through its Family Welfare Officer in Ifugao awarded P120,000 on March 14 the death and burial benefit to the family of deceased Mario Sernadilla Guico in Lamut town.
The assistance is given by the Owwa to beneficiaries of deceased overseas Filipino worker who have active membership status at the time of death under its Social Benefits Program.MORE
ONE of the perks of being a memver of the Cedar Point’s Birthday Club in Mays Landing, New Jersey, USA is enjoying their ‘Paluwagan Galore’ activity where birthday celebrants will receive $1000.
For the month of February, Alma Ramos, Monette Austria Alega and Rachel Lagman-Lipana received their share on their simple yet sweet birthday gathering.
Among those who attended their celebration on February 25 were Julie Chiao, Zaide Belarde, Marlyn Cuerquis, Irine Dato, Vilma Yu, Evelyn Villahermosa, Grace Cayme, Sandra Lim, Lorna Yasay, Ingrid Luyon;
Donna Guntayon, Rosalie Alcalde, Marjevi Juan, Anne Salvatierra, Vicky Roque, Yvonne Manalo, Rachel Lipana, Carol Ibale, Cheryl Potter, and Mebel Dispo.
These beauties are Fil-Am health professionals working in the states of New York and New Jersey building a strong Filipino community in the southern part of New Jersey. (Mebel Beltran-Dispo with SunStar Philippines)
TOKYO — Japan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism.
The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organization of scholars, tourism groups and businesses, said Wednesday that it’s starting a Ninja Academy to train people in the art of ninja, and building a new museum in Tokyo devoted to ninja, set to open in 2018.MORE
THE Philippines will be sending over 500 college students annually to Israel in order to learn from Tel Aviv’s expertise and advanced technologies in agriculture, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Wednesday.
The deployment of 550 college students chosen from 29 agricultural schools outside Metro Manila is part of the proposal to expand the current exchange program of the two countries in the agriculture sector.MORE