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Bicol’s man in Washington Ninio Fetalvo, is he on the way out, too?

We speculate on the fate of Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, Bicol’s man in Washington, USA. Will he stay longer, like maybe beyond August of 2017? Fetalvo earlier worked as Florida Communication Director for the Republican National Committee under Sean Spicer before joining him in the White House as Assistant Press Secretary. […]

Pinoys can bring, send home balikbayan boxes worth P150-K tax free

MANILA, Dec. 22 — Just in time for the holiday. Pinoys can bring or send home balikbayan boxes worth P150-K tax free. Starting December 25, balikbayan boxes with values not exceeding P150-K will be exempted from paying duties and taxes. This was confirmed by Bureau of Customs spokesperson Neil Anthony […]

Fil-American woman dies in NY Times Square train shoving

The solid American dream of a Filipina just went bust. The Fil-Am woman identified as Connie Watton, 49, died after being pushed and shoved in front of oncoming train at the 42nd Street of Times Square station in New York city on November 8. NYPD arrested Melanie Liverpool Turner as […]

Vatican names a Filipino priest the new bishop of Saipan

A Filipino priest has been appointed by Pope Francis as new bishop for the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa on Friday. Fr. Ryan Jimenez will be the second bishop of the diocese located in Saipan, the largest island in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, a United States territory. His episcopal […]

14 Overseas Filipino workers die in Iraq’s Kurdistan high rise fire

[flexiblemap address=”Erbil, Kurdistan” region=”Iraq” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”340px” zoom=”12″ ] Fourteen overseas Filipinos died in a hotel fire in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region Friday, the Malacanang confirmed with a sad note, saying it is working with Iraqi authorities to bring home their remains. An update from the Department […]

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, […]

OFW Joselito Zapanta, 35, executed in Saudi

Filipino Joselito Zapanta who was convicted for the murder of a Sudanese national over a rental dispute was executed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Zapanta, 35, was convicted for killing Sudanese Imam Ibrahim, with robbery, on April 13, 2010 by the Riyadh Grand Court. […]

Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach

Miss Universe 2015 is Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach !!! But wait there was a mix-up. Ms.Universe emcee, game show host, Steve Harvey announced the name of Miss Colombia as the winner instead of Wurtzbach. A major blunder, indeed! VIDEO: The moment the wrong @MissUniverse was crowned on LIVE television… […]

P-Noy arrives from ‘successful’ three-state European trip

The three-state (France, Italy and Vatican) European trip of President Benigno S. Aquino is over, with his arrival Saturday at the terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Official Malacanang news report considered the presidential junket a successful trip. While in Paris, Aquino met with business leaders. He also […]

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Fil-American woman dies in NY Times Square train shoving

The solid American dream of a Filipina just went bust. The Fil-Am woman identified as Connie Watton, 49, died after being pushed and shoved in front of oncoming train at the 42nd Street of Times Square station in New York city on November 8. NYPD arrested Melanie Liverpool Turner as […]

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14 Overseas Filipino workers die in Iraq’s Kurdistan high rise fire

[flexiblemap address=”Erbil, Kurdistan” region=”Iraq” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”340px” zoom=”12″ ] Fourteen overseas Filipinos died in a hotel fire in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region Friday, the Malacanang confirmed with a sad note, saying it is working with Iraqi authorities to bring home their remains. An update from the Department […]

DTI-PSB Releases List of Erring Forwarders and Consolidators

The Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (PSB) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday (October 12, 2012), released a complete list of blacklisted Philippine agents and freight forwarders doing business in the country and elsewhere. The agency was effectively warning Overseas Foreign Workers and their consignees in the country […]

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Indonesia stops execution of Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

MANILA, April 29 — OFW Mary Jane Veloso was spared from execution following last minute phone conversation between President Benigno S. Aquino III and Indonesian leader Jokowi Widodo, reports said. The Indonesian government has granted reprieve to Filipino drug convict, who was among the nine prisoners earlier scheduled for execution […]

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Bicol’s man in Washington Ninio Fetalvo, is he on the way out, too?

We speculate on the fate of Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, Bicol’s man in Washington, USA. Will he stay longer, like maybe beyond August of 2017? Fetalvo earlier worked as Florida Communication Director for the Republican National Committee under Sean Spicer before joining him in the White House as Assistant Press Secretary. […]

Indonesia releases execution order for Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

MANILA, April 25 — The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday the execution order for overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso, who was sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking, was received by her family. The Indonesia’s prosecutor gave the notice letter to the family during a meetinf […]

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