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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 »

Erosion of English Skills Threatens Growth in the Philippines

By CARLOS CONDE – DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Angeli Boteros speaks English like an American teenager. A lifetime of watching American television and movies has left her sentences peppered with the trademark phrases of American youth, including “like” and “you know.”

14 drown, 58 rescued after ferry capsizes in southern Philippines

MANILA (AP) — A small ferry capsized in rough waters in the southern Philippines on Saturday, leaving 14 passengers dead while 58 were rescued, a civil defense official said. The vessel, MB Leonida II, capsized in the waters off Surigao, about 444 miles southeast of Manila, said Blanche Gobenciong of Read more »