Kaycee Valmonte
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Flurry of diplomatic engagements brings Philippines-US ties back to 'normal' — analysts
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 22, 2023 - 10:40am
Although the president has rejected suggestions that the reengagement is a policy shift from friendliness with Beijing, analysts note that the country’s relationship with the US has “normalized”...
Healing from the 'drug war' involves being heard, being in community with victims
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 21, 2023 - 12:50pm
“When you talk about healing spaces, it’s also about the emotional, psychological space,” Inez Feria, founder and director of NoBox Philippines, told Philstar.com in an interview.
Filipino nurses network gives back through mentorship, research opportunities
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 21, 2023 - 11:47am
While there are host country-based groups for Pinoy nurses, FIND Network aims to fully organize Filipino nurses from different countries.
News from home: Human trafficking nod, Sara Duterte tops early presidential survey
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 18, 2023 - 5:30pm
These were among our headlines and news stories from the past week we think you should know if you’re a Filipino based abroad. 
Canada recognizes Filipinos' contribution in healthcare, nation-building
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 13, 2023 - 12:15pm
“I also want to thank the community for the essential roles you played on the frontlines of the pandemic response and everything you continue to do to keep our most vulnerable, healthy – caregivers, nurses,...
News from home: Mayon on Alert Level 3 and, finally, a health secretary
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 11, 2023 - 6:20pm
These were among our headlines and news stories from the past week we think you should know if you’re a Filipino based abroad.
Israel awaits cues from Philippines’ Horizon 3 in defense assistance
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 8, 2023 - 6:55pm
Tel Aviv hopes “to see a continuation of Israeli involvement” in the modernization program.
Canada setting up Manila office for Indo-Pacific trade
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 8, 2023 - 12:37pm
“Hosting this new office is an opportunity to build on our economic relationship, and enrich people-to-people ties,” Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, said in a statement...
Marcos Jr. promises to work for improved ties with OFW host countries
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 7, 2023 - 4:30pm
The government on Wednesday recognized the challenges that come with choosing to work overseas to provide for their families.
Pension, military modernization are new Defense chief Teodoro's priorities
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 7, 2023 - 12:44pm
As Gilberto Teodoro returns to the helm of the Department of National Defense, the new chief will first be focusing on ironing out the issues on the pension fund of military personnel as it was President Ferdinand...
DFA: Kuwait can ‘do more’ to protect Filipino migrant workers
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 6, 2023 - 3:04pm
The Philippine embassy in Kuwait estimates that at least one in every 400 Filipino household worker try to escape from their abusive employers.
DND, Galvez express support for new Defense chief Teodoro
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 6, 2023 - 10:10am
Galvez thanked President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for giving him the opportunity to lead the department and extended gratitude to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the civilian bureaus for...
Scared for your US visa application? Here are tips from the embassy
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 5, 2023 - 5:21pm
Applicants should just focus on telling consular officers the truth, avoiding so-called agencies to help with their applications, and make sure that they are up-to-date with official information from the embass...
Philippines pitches international law, multilateralism at top Asian defense meet
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 5, 2023 - 2:25pm
“We realize that right alone, does not make might as it is ultimately your support that will preserve the global order at sea and uphold the universally recognized principles of international law,” Galvez...
News from home: Saudi hiring 1M OFWs, Maharlika updates, goodbye 'Eat...Bulaga!'?
by Kaycee Valmonte - June 4, 2023 - 6:21pm
These were among our headlines and news stories from the past week we think you should know if you’re a Filipino based abroad. 
European envoys concerned at removal of escrow provision in seafarer welfare bill
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 31, 2023 - 7:04pm
Concerns began after lawmakers at the Senate last week scrapped the provision in its version of the Magna Carta for Seafarers.
Safeguards in place? Groups worry over Maharlika fund despite amendments
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 31, 2023 - 3:10pm
“Safeguards may be in place now, but a law is only as good as its execution and we should not be lulled into a false sense of security just because these measures exist in the bill,” Akbayan said in a...
PCG to hold joint drills with US, Japan coast guards off Bataan
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 29, 2023 - 10:24am
In a statement on Monday, the PCG said exercises will be conducted in waters off Mariveles in Bataan from June 1 to 7.
Trafficked OFWs file complaint against ex-PH envoy to Syria, four others
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 28, 2023 - 6:52pm
Overseas Filipino workers trafficked to Syria as domestic workers filed a complaint against former Charges d’Affaires Alex Lamadrid and four other Filipino diplomats who were posted at the embassy in Damascus...
Signal No. 1 raised over 12 areas as 'Betty' slightly weakens
by Kaycee Valmonte - May 28, 2023 - 5:50pm
Typhoon “Betty” (international name: Mawar) has slightly weakened while moving west northwestward over the sea located east of northern Luzon as state weather forecasters expect it to gradually weaken...
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