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The ‘lost’ Filipino descendants

ALFREDO P HERNANDEZ has traced some of the third to fifth generation Papuan descendants of Filipino Catholic lay missionaries who came to PNG in 1800s. Steven Ramos, then a 31-year-old employee at the Electricity Commission (now PNG Power) in 1975, was manning the company’s customer counter when a Filipino expatriate Read more »

Chemical Fumes Sicken 31 in Philippines

Chemical Fumes Sicken Dozens, Force Thousands to Evacuate in Philippines By Teresa Cerojano – MANILA, Philippines Nov 28, 2006 (AP)— Noxious fumes from chemical waste dumped into a Philippine creek forced thousands to flee their homes and sickened dozens Tuesday, officials said.

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Philippine Idol – 9th Elimination

By Jove Francisco – My recap tonight will be short. Sorry about that, I need to sleep early tonight, big and very important day tomorrow, Monday. Wish me luck!

A convenient excuse

A friend of ours called my wife one evening to complain about her visitor’s two-year-old daughter ruining her designer couch by pretending it’s a whiteboard and scribbling all over it. The father of the two-year-old–after seeing the whole thing–simply said:

‘No to Filipino nurses’

By CHERYL ARCIBAL – The Japanese Nursing Association (JNA), which is against the entry of Filipino nurses in Japan, said the working conditions of Japanese nurses must be improved first before Filipinos are taken in. In a recent interview, Kyoko Nagaike, a JNA board member, told The Manila Times that Read more »

Filipinos Are Taking More Calls in Outsourcing Boom

New employees at a call center in Manila receive training. There are now 100 call centers in the Philippines. By DONALD GREENLEES – MANILA — As India moves up-market in outsourcing, the Philippines is quickly gaining a share of the customer-service call center business. It may be a low-end, Read more »