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2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai,  who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan at age 15 for campaigning for girls' rights to education, has gained a place at prestigious Oxford University after getting her A-level results. She will be studying philosophy, politics and economics at Lady Margaret Hall.  She will be studying the same...

August 18, 2017
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A white van plowed into a packed summer crowd Thursday evening in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district. Barcelona police called it a terror attack and local media reported 13 dead and dozens more injured. Other media said at least two have died. The street is one of the most well-known and popular parts of the city, visited by tourists and loc...

August 18, 2017
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Hundreds of people are feared dead following massive mudslides near Freetown, the capital of the West African nation of Sierra Leone, according to government officials and aid agencies. Per CNN, the hunt for survivors of the deadly mudslide continues Tuesday...

August 17, 2017
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Ruler Kim Jong Un, who earlier approved of the preparation for the expected August 15 missile launch toward Guam, decided to hold the attack on the U.S. Territory in the western Pacific. But according to Korean news statement, he could change his mind “ if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions “ which would ...

August 17, 2017
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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III this morning ordered the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Qatar to immediately help 300 overseas Filipino workers affected by a fire that razed a labor camp on Friday. Bello said he ordered Labor Attaché David Des Dicang and his team to assist the victims of the blaze that hit the UCC Labor Camp of ...

March 7, 2017
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THE Department of Labor and Employment is looking at Russia as the next work destination for skilled Filipino workers, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. Bello said President Duterte will discuss labor relations when he visits the socialist state and meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin early next year. “I already sent a...

December 22, 2016
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THE Philippine Navy’s latest frigate, the Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Andres Bonifacio, has left California. The ship left the US Coast Guard Base in Alameda, California and embarked on its voyage to the Philippines on November 1 with Captain Brendo J. Casaclang in command. Philippine Consul General to San Francisco Henry S...

November 11, 2016

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III has condoled with the family of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was allegedly raped by her employer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Secretary Bello said that Filipina Irma Avila Edloy, 35, passed away Friday. He added that Edloy was rushed to King Salman Hospital in Riyadh because of severe injuries...

September 13, 2016

THERE was no reported incident of overseas Filipino workers being affected by the two earthquakes that struck the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said. “We received an update from Labor Attaché Luz Talento of Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tokyo that no Filipino was hurt from the series of earthquak...

May 11, 2016

FILIPINO-AMERICAN Ronnie del Carmen, the co-director of the film “Inside Out” which bagged the Oscar’s for Best Animated Featured Film award, said his accomplishment should serve as an inspiration to Filipinos who dream big even as they start out small. “This is for my parents who worked so hard to save us; my country where so many are l...

March 30, 2016
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