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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.

Old times and traditions renewed at Pinoy fest

Batang Wapato, a Yakima Valley Filipino-American community youth dance group, performs a traditional folk dance Sunday in Wapato. It’s called the kumintang, the hat and flower dance. Trinidad Umipig recalls when she arrived in the Yakima Valley from the sunny Philippines more than 60 years ago, she only did so Read more »

Pinoy Silicon Valley soon to rise in Quezon City

The famous Silicon Valley in California will soon be replicated in Quezon City. The University of the Philippines has partnered with Ayala Land Inc. for the development of the site, which is expected to further reinforce the status of the university as the country’s premier educational institution.

Medical tourism a shot in the arm for the Philippines

(AFP) – The Philippines earned an estimated 200 million dollars this year from foreign patients seeking affordable medical services, the health department said. A quarter million people flew into the country this year for cosmetic surgery, eye treatment or get their dentures fixed, said Health Undersecretary Jade del Mundo. Read more »