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Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

By Tamara Qiblawi and Gianluca Mezzofiore/CNN – A Kuwaiti Instagram star has slammed new regulations requiring a weekly day off for Filipino domestic workers in the country, with her comments drawing the ire of social media users. “The new laws that have been passed are like a pathetic film,” said Read more »

Does Federalism Make Sense For The Philippines?

By Richard Heydarian/forbes.com – Next on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s agenda is changing the country’s form of government under a new constitution. The move has provoked a backlash among certain sections of society, ranging from the business sector to the church and media, which have questioned the rationale for constitutional Read more »

Philippines’ legal fees in China case still unpaid

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By Paterno Esmaquel II/rappler.com – The Philippines’ legal fees in its historic case against China remain unpaid two years after the Southeast Asian country won in The Hague, the country’s current and former foreign secretaries confirmed. In a Rappler Talk interview with Marites Dañguilan Vitug on Monday, July 16, former Read more »

Philippines Orders Deporatation Of Sister Patricia Fox

By Paterno Esmaquel II/rappler.com – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday, July 19, ordered the deportation of Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox and included her in the BI blacklist, which bars her from ever returning to the Philippines. The BI ruled that Fox violated the conditions of her missionary Read more »

Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Filipinos until July 2019

By Paterno Esmaquel II/rappler.com – Taiwan announced on Thursday, July 12, that it has extended the visa-free privilege for Filipinos until July 31, 2019, and will afterwards review if it will extend this policy again. “On behalf of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Taipei Economic and Read more »

Filipino rock climber volunteers on Thai cave rescue

By Alyssa Rola/CNN Philippines – Filipino rock climber Cedjie Aquino was one of the volunteers who had been working closely with the rescue operations team in the attempt to save the soccer team trapped in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in Thailand. Aquino, who lives and works in Read more »