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TWENTY seven Filipinos have been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarships by the UK Government for the coming academic year. The scholars were recently honoured at a reception hosted by Ambassador Asif Ahmad at his residence on 25 August. The event was attended by the families of the scholars, members of the Chevening alumni network in the Philippines and scholarship co-sponsors, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, Megaworld Foundation…

CILICAP, Indonesia — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy. The nine inmates, all convicted on drug charges, were given 72-hour notices over the weekend that they would be executed by a firing squad, prompting a…

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has assured host countries of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that it is not tolerating unwanted behaviors such as being “home wreckers” as claimed by a Hong Kong legislator. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Thursday such unwanted behaviors allegedly being committed by OFWs, including household service workers (HSWs), are not condoned by the government. “As Secretary of Labor and Employment, I often remind every…

CEBU is a home to the many churches founded by the Augustinian priests, who were the first missionaries to reach the Philippines. It is where the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño (commonly known as Santo Niño Church), which was founded in 1565, grew in popularity as the cradle of Philippine Christianity and the sanctuary of the holy image of Senyor Santo Niño. Aside from the Santo Niño Church, also featured…

By Rebelander Basilan TERESITA Castro flew to Dubai in March 2013 to work as a domestic helper, but a road accident left her paralyzed less than a month later. For almost two years, the 43-year-old Asturias, Cebu native stayed in a hospital under the care of Filipino nurses, unable to talk and walk. She was flown back to Cebu yesterday with the help of a group of professionals from Asturias…

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) cautions overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates on taking out loans and using credit cards. The advisory is being issued in view of the alarming increase in the number of Filipinos detained due to unpaid loans. Many people are tempted to apply for loans in the … Continue reading DFA cautions OFWs on unpaid loans, bouncing checks

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