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Happy Seniors Week

By Dahli Aspillera/malaya.com.ph – OCT. 1 is Centenarians Day. The country is paying tribute to all Filipinos who have lived to or beyond the age of 100 years. Rep. Luis N. Campos Jr. of Makati reminds us that today marks the start of Elderly Filipino Week. Solon pays tribute to Read more »

LTFRB lifts Uber’s suspension

By Lara Tan/CNN Philippines – Uber’s suspension was lifted on Tuesday after it complied with the government’s requirements, officials said. Uber on Tuesday paid a hefty ?190 million fine to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board. It also showed proof it has paid its drivers ?299,244,000 in financial assistance Read more »

Police: 32 dead, 107 arrested in province-wide drug sweep

Thirty-two drug suspects were killed, and more than a hundred rounded up by police in anti-drug operations across the province of Bulacan, officials said Wednesday. These suspects were killed in separate incidents Tuesday as police in Bulacan conducted 49 buy-bust operations and three checkpoints, and served 14 search warrants throughout Read more »

Philippine troops deployed to battle bird flu outbreak

via straitstimes.com – The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said yesterday, as part of efforts to rein in the nation’s first outbreak of bird flu. There has been no case of human transmission after the flu was detected Read more »

China opening door to Pinoy household service workers

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By Mayen Jaymalin/The Philippine Star – China plans to hire Filipino household service workers (HSWs) and offer high salaries, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday. Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say said Chinese embassy officials came to DOLE to discuss the possibility of deploying Filipino HSWs to China’s five Read more »

We’re finally getting a Lego Voltron thanks to this Pinoy

A Filipino toy enthusiast’s proposed Voltron Lego set has just been approved, and it will be coming to stores sometime next year. Lego made the announcement on Thursday, congratulating Leandro Tayag, a software architect living in Malaysia, for getting the green light for his model based on the 1980s Read more »