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Marcos Jr. gets EU invite to visit Brussels in Belgium
by Kaycee Valmonte - July 5, 2022 - 6:44pm
Since European Council President Charles Michel was not able to attend President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s inauguration last week, Michel invited the latter to visit “at a mutually convenient time.”...
Like Duterte, Marcos Jr. says to 'increase scope' of ties with China beyond sea dispute
by Kaycee Valmonte - July 5, 2022 - 5:37pm
The president is set to meet with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi when the latter is in the Philippines this week
Ople to lead DMW’s task force against illegal recruitment
by Kaycee Valmonte - July 1, 2022 - 4:23pm
A day after taking her oath of office, Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople said she plans on going after illegal recruiters through a task force under the department.
Marcos Jr. promises better support for overseas Filipino workers
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 30, 2022 - 3:41pm
While he promised better support and training for overseas Filipino workers, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. also lamented over Filipinos taking “menial occupations” abroad.
Second gentleman Emhoff to lead US delegation to Marcos Jr.’s inauguration
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 27, 2022 - 8:57am
US President Joe Biden has tasked a seven-man delegation to attend the inauguration of president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. this Thursday.
DOLE called to look into work conditions at Negros Oriental bottle sorting facility
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 26, 2022 - 5:45pm
The labor leader and former presidential candidate took to Twitter on Sunday to condemn the violent dispersal of the Tanduay Bottle Sorters Organization’s (TanSO-SUPER) picket line amid a protest held last...
$20k-reward offered for tips on Atty. Laylo’s shooter
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 22, 2022 - 2:35pm
Authorities in Philadelphia are offering a $20,000-reward for anyone who have leads to the shooter who killed Filipino lawyer John Albert Laylo, fondly called “Jal,” last weekend.
No shortage of nurses but low pay, lack of tenure driving them abroad
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 21, 2022 - 7:16pm
While nurses opting to go abroad in search of better opportunities is not new, this time, the wave of resignations comes just as the country is anticipating another surge in COVID-19 infections.
Vice President-elect Sara Duterte takes oath as 15th vice president
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 19, 2022 - 5:33pm
Vice president-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio took her oath as the country's vice president 11 days ahead of the start of her term.
China donates 13 school buildings to Davao City
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 19, 2022 - 10:00am
In a statement on Saturday evening, Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian said he visited and congratulated vice president-elect Sara Duterte and Davao City Mayor-elect Sebastian Duterte on their respective campaign wins....
Finland hopes Philippines will continue to uphold int’l law, rules-based order
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 15, 2022 - 3:51pm
President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Wednesday met with more diplomats, including the Finnish Ambassador to the Philippines Juha Markus Pyykkö, Norway Chargé d’Affaires Bjorn Jahnsen, Ambassador...
Marcos Jr. selects retired UP professor Carlos as NSA, Estrella as agrarian reform chief
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 8, 2022 - 8:16pm
President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has named two more officials to his prospective Cabinet — retired professor Clarita Carlos and former party-list congressman Conrado Estrella.
Consulate in Hong Kong warns against sending obscene photos, videos
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 8, 2022 - 12:29pm
The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong is warning Filipinos to refrain from posting indecent photos and videos on social media platforms after the foreign service post received complaints.
German envoy highlights human rights, int’l order in meeting with Marcos
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 7, 2022 - 2:49pm
More foreign envoys are paying president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. a courtesy call weeks ahead of his inauguration and this includes Germany’s Ambassador to the Philippines, who briefed...
NAMFREL pushes for hybrid system with manual precinct vote counting in next polls
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 2, 2022 - 6:48pm
Under this, voters will use a manual election system at the precinct-level that will also be tallied manually, while the automated system via the machines will be used for canvassing to make things faster.
Philippines sends first batch of hotel workers to Israel
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 1, 2022 - 11:11am
In separate Facebook posts on Wednesday, the Department of Migrant Workers said they held a send-off to the first 61 out of the 500 overseas Filipino workers who will be sent to the Holy Land. The send-off was held...
Filipino tourists may visit South Korea’s Jeju Island, Yangyang visa-free beginning June
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 31, 2022 - 6:31pm
Filipinos can now travel to South Korea’s Jeju Island and Yangyang even without a visa beginning June as the country reopens for tourists after two years.
Philippines files diplomatic protest vs China’s fishing ban that covers West PH Sea
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 31, 2022 - 5:44pm
The Philippines had once again filed a diplomatic protest against China’s annual fishing moratorium in some areas of the South China Sea for three and a half months as it extends to some parts of the West...
DFA: Filipinos based in Sri Lanka to get $300 in financial aid, repatriation assistance
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 31, 2022 - 3:34pm
The Department of Foreign Affairs will be sending a Rapid Response Team to assist Filipinos in Sri Lanka.
Philippines condemns North Korea’s missile tests conducted last week
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 31, 2022 - 1:56pm
“We reiterate our call on the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) to comply with its international obligations under relevant UN Security Council resolutions, and commit to the process of constructive...
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