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 »

DOH says FDA Philippines to recall blood pressure drugs

By Llanesca T. Panti/GMA News – The Department of Health said Monday the Food and Drug Administration Philippines intends to recall blood pressure maintenance drugs in the market if found to be part of the batches that were alerted by FDA’s US counterpart for voluntary recall. FDA Philippines has Read more »

CHED to hold order removing Filipino as required college subject

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said it will wait for the Supreme Court’s (SC) final decision before implementing a 2013 memorandum order removing Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution as required general education subjects in college. CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III on Wednesday night, November 14 Read more »

Filipino musical ‘Marco Polo’ ends successful preview run in Berlin

By Carol Ramoran/rappler.com – Following well-received preview runs in Manila, Paris, and London, Marco Polo: When You Find Your True Love staged seven shows in the German capital from October 31 to November 4. The play, set in 1271, tells the story of Venetian merchant and explorer Marco Polo, his Read more »

Balangiga bells expected to begin journey to the Philippines after Nov. 14

By JP SORIANO/GMA News – The Balangiga bells seized by American soldiers as war booty in the 1900s and are currently placed in Wyoming, United States are expected to begin their journey back to the Philippines after a military ceremony on November 14. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Read more »

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