Posts by Cristy Kasilag

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aaaAt 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 also telling her 2.3 million followers on Instagram that Filipino domestic workers should not be allowed to hold on to their passports. "How can you have a servant at home who has her passport with h...

July 24, 2018
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aaa  The demand for passports remains high, but applicants should not be deceived by false announcements that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is selling appointment slots online for passport applicants. In a statement, the DFA said that it was not selling passport appointment slots and urged the public to be wary of fake social media accounts pretending to be DFA sites. “Fixers and scammers engaged in fraudulent activities are punishable by law. Violators will be prosecuted and barred from applying for passport. We will rep...

July 23, 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 remain trapped inside the flooded cave.

The rescued boys were then transported to a nearby hospital for a medical check up.

The boy...

July 9, 2018
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aaaManila----Do you want to work for an international pop superstar? The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested an illegal recruiter in Laguna who offered women jobs at the mansion of Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber in the Caribbean. NBI agents arrested Mary Jane Gomez Macapayag after she asked P100,000 (around HK$15,000) from applicants who were told that they were going to work in Bieber's mansion in the Cayman Islands, according to a report on GMA Channel 7. The suspect alleged told the women that aside from seeing Bieber...

June 7, 2018
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Looking for ways on how to earn extra money but don’t have the budget to pay for a full course?

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) might have the answers you are looking for.

The TESDA, an attached government agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), this year started offering online courses for free.

Since these courses are offered online, it could be accessed ...

May 28, 2018
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aaaAS the Christmas season draws near, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who are legitimate Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) members, just might have an advantage when it comes to the speedy release of their balikbayan boxes. BoC Commissioner Alberto Lina said that once they get a copy of the list of the OWWA members, these hardworking Filipinos working abroad would be given an “OFW treatment.” Commissioner Lina, however, declined to explain what he meant by “OFW treatment” and only said it would be his “s...

October 15, 2015
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aaaCALL it a peace offering. Christmas might still be three months away, but the Bureau of Customs (BOC) may have just given the millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) an early Christmas gift – no tax increase for balikbayan boxes. After being pummeled by criticisms from various sectors, Bureau of Customs chief Alberto Lina said that the bureau did not intend to increase taxes on balikbayan boxes. “To our overseas Filipino workers, the Bureau of Customs is not increasing taxes on the balikbayan boxes nor do we want to impede i...

September 25, 2015