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Charlie ‘Atong’ Ang back in RP

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A close friend of deposed president Joseph Estrada was extradited to the country on Friday signalling the possible reopening of the graft case against the fallen leader. Charlie “Atong” Ang arrived in the Philippines at 5:30 a.m. on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 103 under heavy police escort from the Read more »

Philippines Attracts Koreans With English Programs

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Korea is a good market for the Philippines, as its people visit not only for tourism but also to learn English, said Joseph Ace H. Durano, secretary of the Philippines Department of Tourism. Durano was in Korea to lead the fifth Philippine Hotels, Resort Road Show, which opened Sunday Read more »

New tropical depression threatens Philippines

A week after typhoon Cimaron hit the Philippines killing at least 19 people, a new tropical low pressure is closing in on northern Philippines and could strengthen into a typhoon threatening the East Sea. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Thursday tropical depression ‘Queenie’ was estimated Read more »

Taiwan shuts doors on Pinoy workers

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Filipino domestic helpers and other skilled workers will be barred from working in Taiwan starting next year. Last week, Taiwan’s Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) announced plans to exclude the Philippines from the 80,000 quota for migrant workers, according to Jackson Gan, president of the Filipino Manpower Agencies Accredited to Read more »

Rumsfeld replaced after Republican election defeat

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(One more thing we have in common with the US, we both don’t have Defense Secretaries at the moment. No wait, Bush just announced a replacement. We haven’t heard a replacement yet though for our former RP defense secretary.) US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is standing down, after anger Read more »

Moros ‘unhappy’ about being Filipinos

RIYADH — A member of the Philippine government’s negotiating panel it its peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has acknowledged that Moros, or Filipino Muslims, are unhappy about being called “Filipinos,” a report by the MILF’s Luwaran.com website yesterday said.