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What is behind the sharp fall in number of Filipino workers in the Middle East?

By Noel T. Tarrazona/alarabiya.net – Although the Middle East has become second home to about 2.5 million skilled Filipino workers, a decline in their employment has been noted in the last two years. After 10 years of continuous growth, the deployment of Filipino workers to the Middle East went down Read more »

Russian vessels visit Philippines as 2019 begins

via rappler.com – Vessels of the Russian Navy docked in the Philippines for a goodwill visit from Sunday to Friday, January 6 to 11. The Russian Navy’s large anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantellev, guided missile cruiser Varyag, and large sea tanker Boris Botuma kicked off their goodwill visit to the Philippines Read more »

South Korea told to get trash out of Philippines by next week

By Melvin Gascon/inquirer.net – A Bureau of Customs (BOC) official said on Wednesday that he had told South Korean authorities to send 6,500 tons of garbage that were illegally shipped to the Philippines back to their country by next week. John Simon, port collector of the BOC at Mindanao International Read more »

Philippines urged to work with Vietnam on South China Sea code

By Patricia Lourdes Viray/philstar.com – The Philippine government should support Vietnam’s position on negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said. Del Rosario earlier warned that Beijing might use the COC in legitimizing its artificial islands in the Read more »

Merrymaking sans the tears: Government seeks ‘compromise’ with New Year’s Eve fire-works-use tradition to lessen injuries

By Rene Acosta/businessmirror.com.ph – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has vowed strict fireworks regulation and control during the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day revelry, with PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde’s order to all police commanders to strictly enforce Executive Order (EO) 28, which prohibits the use of Read more »

What went right in the Philippines in 2018

By Portia Ladrido/CNNPhilippines – Our media diet is frequently filled with bad news — a tragedy, a natural disaster, or a series of disconcerting quotes from people in power. The nature of how news stories are covered and shared often center around the traditional “where it bleeds, it leads” type Read more »