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April 18th, 2017Newssunnex 0 Comments

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

April 17th, 2017Newssunnex 0 Comments

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

WOE to tourists as Sagada’s Sumaging and Lumiang caves closed indefinitely. The closure according to Sagada Tourism officer Robert Pangod came after the death of a 15–year–old boy who fell while playing inside the Crystal Cave Monday, April 3. Police reported the victim is an 8th grader from Balugan National High School and a resident…

WASHINGTON — Over the past decade, scientists and photographers keep returning to the world’s glaciers, watching them shrink with each visit. Now they want others to see how a warming planet is melting masses of ice in a series of before-and-after photos. In the Geological Society of America’s GSA Today journal, a group of ice…

March 24th, 2017Newssunnex 0 Comments

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

March 24th, 2017Newssunnex 0 Comments

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.
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BANGKOK — A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins tossed by tourists seeking good luck died Tuesday, two weeks after having surgery to remove the coins from its stomach. Read More

NEWPORT, R.I. — The US Navy is enlisting the help of seals — but not the kind of highly trained special operatives with whom it usually associates. Read More

FOR nearly two decades since it was declared a protected area, Tañon Strait continues to be the subject of illegal fishing practices that are detrimental to the survival of the rich and diverse marine life that provides food and livelihood to many residents in the Visayas. Many of the 42 local government units facing the…

SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives — There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What’s left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in what has…

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