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RP seeks probe into Pinoy’s death in Aussie outback

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The Philippine embassy in Australia has sent a formal request to the Australian government to look into the death of a Filipino farm technician last June in the Northern Territory, ABS-CBN Australia News Bureau reported.

Overseas Pinoy workers hit government for remittance rule

Overseas Filipino workers are up in arms over the government’s proposal for them to send their remittances solely through the Philippine Postal Savings Bank, abs-cbnNEWS.com learned Wednesday. “Yes it (government) is willing to give us a special rate, provided we course our remittances through their favorite Postal Saving Bank,” said Read more »

102-year-old woman among first to get new passport

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By Tarra Quismundo – On Friday, 102-year-old Simeona Adamos of Ilocos Norte will be one of the first Filipinos to receive a maroon-colored passport, a machine-readable travel booklet that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) started issuing this week to catch up with the rest of the world. Read more »

Filipino family win fight to stay

A Filipino nurse and his family living in Carmarthenshire who were told they must leave the UK have won their campaign against deportation. Hundreds of people joined the fight to allow Aldrin Quibuyen, 36, to remain in Ammanford, where he has lived with his wife and two children for four Read more »

Pinoy OFW applications for Korea in limbo

The South Korean embassy suspended the issuance of all employment visa applications filed by potential migrant Filipino workers pending the result of a probe into cases of its nationals who allegedly fell prey to extortionists at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila.

US agency to give nursing licensure tests in Manila

By Jerome Aning – MANILA, Philippines — The United States’ National Council of State Boards of Nursing has announced that it will begin administering its licensure exams in Manila on August 23. Scheduling for examination appointments will begin on Friday, according to a notice posted on the NCSBN website, www.ncsbn.org. Read more »