DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

By VJ Bacungan/CNN Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered on Friday the immediate suspension of the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. In Administrative Order No. 25, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to stop the processing and issuance Read more »

Some OFWs turn to vlogging to beat loneliness, share life abroad

via gmanetwork.com – Known as the texting capital of the world, the Philippines has also seen a rise in use of social media in recent years with the advent of free data programs for certain social media platforms. Vlogging has risen in prominence with social media, and for some Read more »

LIST: 63 countries where Filipinos can travel visa-free

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – Are you looking for the next country to visit in 2018? Good news: Philippine passport holders can now travel to 63 countries and territories visa-free! This makes the Philippines rank 72nd out of 199 passports according to Henley and Partners’ latest Visa Restrictions Index for Read more »

Philippines wants full refund from Sanofi for dengue vaccine mess

By Pia Ranada/rappler.com – Though pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur has agreed to a P1.4-billion refund of unused Dengvaxia vials, Malacañang insists on a full refund of the total P3.5 billion spent on the vaccine. This was announced by Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque on Tuesday, January 16, during a Palace press Read more »

Pitoy Moreno, top Filipino fashion designer, dies

via inquirer.net – Foremost fashion designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno died on Monday afternoon at the Manila Doctors Hospital, where he had been confined for the past few years for debilitating ailments. A medical source said he died of a heart attack. Even in his late 80s, Moreno was a pillar Read more »

SEC cancels Rappler’s license to do business

via CNN Philippines – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is revoking news agency Rappler’s license to do business. In a 29-page decision dated January 11, the SEC cancelled Rappler’s certificate of incorporation and referred its decision to the Department of Justice for “appropriate action.” The decision covers Rappler, Inc., Read more »

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