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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. […]

Why Overseas Filipino Workers need a separate, distinct OFW bank?

It is a good thing that the government is focused on the welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers. But why open a separate bank for OFWs? The present crop of government officials under the Duterte administration, and so so true of the past ones, has no trust that existing government […]

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga. You read it right. The man you are staring at is Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, one of the assistant press secretary of President Donald J. Trump in the White House. As the administration of the new POTUS takes shape, 23 year old Ninio […]

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 […]

Wonder how much OFW remittance adds up to and where they come from?

Wondered how much Overseas Filipino Workers Remittance adds up to and where they come from? Here’s a dated infograhic presentation showing an increase of OFW remittance beginning 2013 sourced from data provided by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Philippine-based banks and financial remittance companies processed about $26.2 billion or P1.20 […]

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 […]

Pinay owner of remittance center in Canada faces false pretense charges, more

This is why overseas Filipinos, and other nationalities, need to be very careful in sending their hard earned remittances to the Philippines or their home country. [flexiblemap address=”SRCash Remit, Marlborough Mall, Calgary, Alberta” region=”CAnada” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”16″ ] Patron wired $2,000 to relatives in her native country, some of […]

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. […]

Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that fourteen Filipinos were killed in a vehicular collision in Saudi Arabia while they were on their way to their living quarters in east Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “Our embassy coordinated with the company that they are working for and the initial […]

Online piracy: Illegal hosting of Pinoy teleserye faces prosecution

Thousands of Filipinos working on contract overseas jobs, commonly known for short as OFWs, drive away their homesickness and longing for things Pinoy, resort to watching Filipino-produced television programs and movies which are always available for free on the internet. News updates, teleseryes, lifestyle programs, variety shows. Name it and […]

Pinoy OFW Among 22 Killed in Fuel Tank Blast in Riyadh

MANILA, Update — A Filipino was among 22 people killed in a fuel truck blast and building collapse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Raul Hernandez said. At least 12 other Filipinos were injured in the explosion. Nine were admitted to hospitals while three […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga. You read it right. The man you are staring at is Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, one of the assistant press secretary of President Donald J. Trump in the White House. As the administration of the new POTUS takes shape, 23 year old Ninio […]

Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that fourteen Filipinos were killed in a vehicular collision in Saudi Arabia while they were on their way to their living quarters in east Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “Our embassy coordinated with the company that they are working for and the initial […]

Pinoy OFW Among 22 Killed in Fuel Tank Blast in Riyadh

MANILA, Update — A Filipino was among 22 people killed in a fuel truck blast and building collapse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Raul Hernandez said. At least 12 other Filipinos were injured in the explosion. Nine were admitted to hospitals while three […]

Wonder how much OFW remittance adds up to and where they come from?

Wondered how much Overseas Filipino Workers Remittance adds up to and where they come from? Here’s a dated infograhic presentation showing an increase of OFW remittance beginning 2013 sourced from data provided by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Philippine-based banks and financial remittance companies processed about $26.2 billion or P1.20 […]

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 […]

Online piracy: Illegal hosting of Pinoy teleserye faces prosecution

Thousands of Filipinos working on contract overseas jobs, commonly known for short as OFWs, drive away their homesickness and longing for things Pinoy, resort to watching Filipino-produced television programs and movies which are always available for free on the internet. News updates, teleseryes, lifestyle programs, variety shows. Name it and […]

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. […]

Pinay owner of remittance center in Canada faces false pretense charges, more

This is why overseas Filipinos, and other nationalities, need to be very careful in sending their hard earned remittances to the Philippines or their home country. [flexiblemap address=”SRCash Remit, Marlborough Mall, Calgary, Alberta” region=”CAnada” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”16″ ] Patron wired $2,000 to relatives in her native country, some of […]

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. […]

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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 […]

Wonder how much OFW remittance adds up to and where they come from?

Wondered how much Overseas Filipino Workers Remittance adds up to and where they come from? Here’s a dated infograhic presentation showing an increase of OFW remittance beginning 2013 sourced from data provided by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Philippine-based banks and financial remittance companies processed about $26.2 billion or P1.20 […]

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 […]

Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that fourteen Filipinos were killed in a vehicular collision in Saudi Arabia while they were on their way to their living quarters in east Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “Our embassy coordinated with the company that they are working for and the initial […]

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 […]

Pinoy OFW Among 22 Killed in Fuel Tank Blast in Riyadh

MANILA, Update — A Filipino was among 22 people killed in a fuel truck blast and building collapse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Raul Hernandez said. At least 12 other Filipinos were injured in the explosion. Nine were admitted to hospitals while three […]

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga. You read it right. The man you are staring at is Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, one of the assistant press secretary of President Donald J. Trump in the White House. As the administration of the new POTUS takes shape, 23 year old Ninio […]