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  Filipino and Japanese officials will sign a labor agreement tomorrow (March 19) in Tokyo for the smooth deployment of Filipino workers to Japan. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Japan will open 350,000 jobs to foreign nationals next month and a big chunk of it may be cornered by overseas Filipino workers. “Our workers may ...

March 18, 2019
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  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...

December 17, 2018
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Nearly 5,000 Filipino nurses took the licensure exam in the United States in the first six months of the year, up 27 percent compared to last year, a lawmaker said today (August 27). ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto "John" Bertiz III said a total of 4,533 Filipino nurses hoping to practice their profession in America took the U.S. licensure examination for...

August 27, 2018
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  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...

July 25, 2018
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At least three cosmetic brands have cut their ties with a Kuwaiti social media influencer who said that Filipino household workers should not have a day off. Major cosmetic brand Max Factor Arabia, make-up company Chelsea Beautique, and French perfume brand M Micallef distanced themselves from Sondos Alqattan, who caused a global uproar after al...

July 24, 2018
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The 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 r...

July 17, 2018
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The number of young soccer players rescued from the cave in Thailand rose to six on Monday (July 9).

Witnesses said that another boy was pulled out from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex.

This means that only six more boys and their 25-year-old coach...

July 9, 2018
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TEHRAN: An Iranian commercial airplane operated by Aseman Airlines crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed, Times of India reported. Flight EP3704 left Tehran at 04:30 GMT, and crashed about an hour later. The ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-...

February 18, 2018
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JAKARTA: Mount Agung erupted again at 11:49 a.m. on Tuesday, spewing a plum of ash 1.5 kilometers into the air, according to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management. The status of the volcanic eruptions is still in Level III (Standby) after it was lowered from Level IV (Hazardous) last Saturday. Local authorities ordered the public no...

February 13, 2018
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WORLD : South Africa has been pitched into an unprecedented political crisis after the country's African National Congress (ANC) party admitted that President Jacob Zuma, in power since 2009, had defied its orders to resign, and that it had little idea of when the 75-year-old head of state would respond to its demand to leave office as he is not le...

February 13, 2018
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