Posts by Albert Hernandez

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aaa  MANILA---The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is now accepting applications for nurses under the Triple Win Project of Germany, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. In a statement issued today (January 4), the DOLE said applicants should be Filipino citizens and permanent residents of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Nursing, active Philippine Nursing License and at least two years related professional experience (bedside) in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and/or care institutions. ...

January 4, 2019
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aaaMANILA---Nearly 700 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the first nine months of 2018, according to the latest data from the Philippine Department of Health. The DOH-Epidemiology Bureau said 697 OFWs tested positive from January to September for the virus, which causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). These OFWs worked in different countries around the world. “Eighty-three people who worked overseas within the past five years of diagnosis, whether on land or at sea...

December 20, 2018
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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---Beijing wants to hire 10,000 Filipino domestic workers for expatriates working in mainland China, Philippine Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said on Monday. Diokno said job opportunities await Filipinos in the mainland land as a result of the Philippines' closer relations with China. “In fact, the fear of some people is that those who are working now in Hong Kong will now transfer to China because the terms will be much much higher," Diokno said in a media forum. He said workers would get higher wages since they will be ...

November 21, 2018
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aaa    The Cathay Pacific Group has opened a new route to the Philippines after its regional airline, Cathay Dragon, began flying to Davao from Hong Kong on October 28. Cathay launched Davao flights, together with another new route to Medan, Indonesia, to provide customers with more choices and strengthen Hong Kong’s status “as Asia’s largest international aviation hub.” “Davao City and Medan are key trade and tourism centres in their respective regions and are set to play an important role in the Belt and Road Init...

November 20, 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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