Phl Rise: Government eyes renaming of Benham

By Christina Mendez/The Philippine Star – President Duterte has ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of the Executive Secretary to determine how the Philippines can further assert its rights over Benham Rise by renaming it Philippine Rise. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said yesterday the DFA Read more »

Minimum pay for Filipino maids to go up May 1: Philippine embassy

By Kenneth Lim/channelnewsasia.com – From May 1, the minimum salary for domestic workers from the Philippines will be raised from S$550 to S$570, the Philippines Embassy’s Overseas Labour Office (POLO-SG) said on Friday (Mar 31). In a notice to its more than 200 accredited employment agencies, the embassy’s Labour Attache Read more »

Philippines fisherman tells of deadly two-month ordeal stranded at sea

via theguardian.com – A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea. Rolando Omongos, 21, recounted an astonishing Read more »

Philippines turns off lights for #EarthHour 2017

By Camille Abadicio, CNN Philippines – On Saturday night, parts of the country were plunged into darkness from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. No, it wasn’t because of a power disruption or a terrorist attack. But it was Filipinos joining 184 other countries in making a stand to mitigate Read more »

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 »

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