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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 »

Debunking Global Migration Myths

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by Eric Weiner – The current debate over immigration in the United States is part of a much larger global issue. The world today consists of vast networks of floating populations — from the Indian construction worker who moves to Dubai to the American retiree who heads for the Read more »

Michigan does away with CGFNS exam

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Michigan Governor Jennifer Ganholm has signed into law House Bill 4207, allowing Filipino and other foreign nursing graduates who wish to work in the state to apply to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) without the need to pass the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) qualifying Read more »