Google doodle honors Dr. Fe del Mundo, inventor and first woman admitted to Harvard med school

By Kristine Joy Patag/philstar.com – Google on Tuesday paid tribute to Dr. Fe del Mundo, fondly called as the “Mother of Philippine pediatrics,” on her 107th birth anniversary with a doodle. Del Mundo is shown in the doodle with a stethoscope, checking a boy. She was shown in Read more »

Tourists from China are ‘illegal workers,’ Senate panel learns

By DJ Yap/inquirer.net – Tens of thousands of Chinese from mainland China have been entering the Philippines as tourists before obtaining short-term special permits to work in online gambling operations, a Senate panel learned on Monday. At a hearing of the Senate labor committee, Sen. Joel Villanueva expressed alarm and Read more »

90-year-old great-grandfather finally graduates from high school in Philippines

THE INQUIRER/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK – It was in March 1941 when Jose Gaitan Gandecela graduated from A. Marisol Elementary School in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. He was all set for continued studies – until the flames of World War II spread to the Asia-Pacific region in December that year. His Read more »

‘No other way to fight back’: Philippines call center workers battle unfair quotas

By Michael Sainato/theguardian.com – Sara Prestoza has worked as a call center employee in the Philippines for 12 years, a country where several corporations such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon outsource their customer service and technical support services, relying on a cheap labor source of its 1.3 million call Read more »

Senate to probe influx of illegal Chinese workers

By Dexter Cabalza, DJ Yap, Jovic Yee/inquirerdotnet – Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday assailed the growing number of illegal Chinese workers who “shamelessly robbed” Filipinos of jobs and also operated clandestine online gambling as he urged authorities to stem the tide of illegal foreign workers, especially from China. In a Read more »

IKEA building world’s largest store in Philippines, sets 2020 opening

By Jessica Fenol/ABS-CBN News – Furniture maker IKEA said Tuesday it would open its first store in the Philippines, envisioned to be the world’s largest, in 2020. Once complete, the IKEA store at the SM Mall of Asia will occupy 65,000 square meters, roughly the size of 150 basketball courts, Read more »

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