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Filipino rescued in PNG after 56 days adrift

via globalnation.inquirer.net – A Filipino fisherman has been rescued in Papua New Guinea after drifting at sea for 56 days, but his uncle died during the ordeal, a report said Saturday. The men left General Santos in the southern Philippines in January but hit bad weather and were swept Read more »

Jobstreet 2017 report: Highest paying jobs for fresh grads

By Vernise L. Tantuco/rappler.com – Fresh graduates working in law, healthcare-related industries, and journalism are the highest paid, according to Jobstreet’s 2017 Fresh Graduates Report. Jobstreet Philippines country manager Philip Gioca presented the report to the press on Wednesday, March 15. The report was based on the unique jobs published Read more »

Leticia Ramos-Shahani, former senator, dies

via rappler.com – Former senator and diplomat Leticia Ramos-Shahani has died Monday, March 20. She was 87. Shahani’s daughter Lila, on a post on Facebook, said the former lawmaker died at around 2:40 am on Monday. (OBITUARY: Leticia Ramos-Shahani: The woman who competed with the best) “Mom left the body, Read more »

Duterte faces impeachment complaint over alleged killings, corruption

By Eimor P. Santos/CNN Philippines – The first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte was filed on Thursday, just eight months after he assumed presidency. Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano filed the 16-page complaint before the House of Representatives’ Office of the Secretary-General. Alejano said the President should be impeached Read more »

Filipino Americans: Please do not be fooled. Visibility does not equate representation

By Kevin Nadal, PHD S/asianjournal.com – So, it appears that Donald J. Trump has selected Noel Francisco as the new solicitor general, and apparently, Mr. Francisco is Filipino American. If he is confirmed, he would become the highest-ranking Filipino American in the U.S. government. Some Filipino Americans might view this Read more »

LIST: How congressmen and women voted on the death penalty bill

via rappler.com – The House of Representatives passed on 3rd and final reading the bill that seeks the return of the death penalty on Tuesday, March 7. A total of 217 lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill Number 4727, while 54 voted against it and 1 abstained. A total Read more »