Posts by Albert Hernandez

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aaaMANILA---The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) this morning (December 18) said drunkards, drug addicts and others with “pernicious habits” need not apply for the English teaching jobs in China. In a statement, the DOLE said the recruitment and deployment of Filipino English teachers for tertiary educational institutions (TEIs) or colleges and universities in China “is now possible” after the release of the program’s implementing guidelines. “An applicant should have not been charged or convicted of any crime or adminis...

December 18, 2018
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aaa  Twenty-four-year-old Bicolana beauty Catriona Gray won the crown at the 2018 Miss Universe Beauty pageant held in Thailand this morning. Catriona, a native of Albay, bested 93 other candidates at the beauty pageant that was televised live around the world from Bangkok, Thailand.  Miss Africa Tamryn Green was first runner-up while Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez was second runner-up. This was the fourth Miss Universe crown for the Philippines. The last Filipina to win the crown was Pia Wurtzbach in 2015. “Ms. Gray truly m...

December 17, 2018
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aaaMANILA---Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III this morning warned against a fake Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) website offering P85,000 to unsuspecting online users. Bello said the website, which says workers who worked between 1990 and 2018 have “the right to obtain” P85,000 from DOLE, was a hoax. “We wish to warn the public about a hoax message circulating in the social media and mobile phones about a purported DOLE monetary benefit to employees who have worked with the Department “between 1990 and 2018,” Bello said...

December 14, 2018
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aaaMANILA----So that Filipinos would be spared from paying steep lawyers' fees, a proposed law was filed in the Senate that would amend the Family Code and recognize annulments decreed by churches and other religious groups. Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino said Senate Bill 1815 would help indigent Filipinos who cannot afford to pay for an annulment process, which could cost at least P100,000 and drag on for more than a year. “With the process of annulment being both tedious and expensive, it has become a privilege for the rich rather t...

December 11, 2018
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aaaManila---The jackpot prize for the 6/58 Ultra Lotto draw tomorrow evening has reached at least P1 billion, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes (PCSO). The PCSO said that the jackpot to be drawn at 9 p.m. tomorrow (October 9) is the highest in the history of Philippine lottery. "This P1 billion jackpot prize is historic for PCSO. Everyone is excited. They all want to win the top prize," said PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan. "Whoever wins this prize will be the first-ever PCSO billionaire," he added. The last bi...

October 8, 2018
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aaa  The Philippine team won 126 medals in the 4th Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad (SIMOC), which was held from July 7 to 8. The PH team, composed of 116 Grade 2 to Grade 11 students from various schools in the Philippines, joined the competition in Singapore through the efforts of the Asian MathSci League Inc. (AMSLI). They won 14 gold medals, 43 silver medals, and 69 bronze medals, with some students receiving multiple medals across three different categories. Sixteen countries, including the Philippines, participat...

July 25, 2018
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aaaThe Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now accepting applications for nurses who want to work in Germany under its Triple Win Project. In a statement on July 13, the POEA said Germany needs 400 Filipino nurses and is offering a starting salary of around P119,000. Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizens, permanent residents of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, an active Philippine Nursing License and at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilita...

July 17, 2018
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aaaTyphoon Signal Number 1 was raised over several areas in northern Luzon after Tropical Depression "Henry" intensified slightly and is expected to traverse the Babuyan Islands tonight (July 16), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA said the areas under Signal Number 1 were Batanes, northern portion of Cagayan including the Babuyan islands, northern portion of Apayao, and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte. "Henry is expected to traverse the Babuyan Islands tonigh...

July 16, 2018
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aaaTHE Department of Health on March 7 urged the public not to buy or consume a virility product called "Papapa" after it was found to contain undeclared and controlled substances. Following a public complaint, the department collected samples of the above product for analysis. Results from the Government Laboratory confirmed that the samples contained tadalafil, which is a Part 1 poison under the Pharmacy and Poisons Ordinance (PPO) (Cap 138), as well as hydroxyhomosildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil. Tadalafil is used for erectile dys...

March 23, 2018
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aaa    STARTING this month until December, the Philippine Overseas Labor office (POLO) will conduct training seminars on child care for Filipino domestic helpers (FDHs). Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre said the POLO was going to conduct the seminar every second Sunday of the month until December so that FDHs would know what to avoid in taking care and disciplining their wards. "We are doing this to address many cases of our domestic helpers getting themselves into sticky situations. They think they're caring for the child and...

March 7, 2018