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Job security eludes many OFWs

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LITO Nucum, an overseas accounting professional, calls for more financial security benefits for OFWs.

Pablo “Lito” Nucum, 59, worked different jobs in Saudi Arabia and other parts of Asia for over 25 years. A graduate of the Polytechnic University of Manila, he had done quite well as an accountant and office manager.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Kapampangan culture reaches Japan

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MICHAEL Pangilinan wearing the barung kapampangan in Japan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Michael Raymon Pangilinan’s passion for his own Kapampangan culture got him a plum pass to Tokyo University, one of the most prestigious universities in Asia.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Finding love on the Web

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MARRIAGE AND MIGRATION Filipinas Gallardo, an overseas worker, and Eddy Van Wijnsberge, an engineer, found each other on the world wide web. The Switzerland-based couple have been together for 15 years. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Filipinas Gallardo Van Wijnsberge was among the young professionals in the late early 90’s who sought work abroad as a nanny. But hers is not a sob story because she ended up finding her “prince charming” through the web which ultimately changed her life.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pandesal eases homesickness

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PINOY BUNS Light and salty pandesal is standard Pinoy breakfast fare. Inset: Prime Obon-Laput and her husband Edmund, posing with their daughter, are making sure overseas Pinoys in Thailand still get their daily pandesal.

Filipinos abroad miss many things from the Philippines, from “balut” to San Miguel Beer. But overseas Filipino workers and their families in Phitsanulok have a taste of home thanks to a Filipino teacher here who ventured into baking the most sought-after bread by fellow Pinoys: the light and salty breakfast bun, pandesal.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For overseas workers, ‘Paskong Pinoy’ is in the heart

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Like millions of Filipinos who work overseas, I will not be coming home to celebrate Christmas with loved ones this year. Here in Thailand, where I work as a teacher, Christmas is just another working day. There will not be much time to celebrate because the next day is another working day.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Oxford students raise funds for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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  Oleri Galope, a Filipino student and president of the Oxford Philippines Society, hosted a special formal dinner at Oriel College, University of Oxford on November 23 to raise money to help the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in the Philippines.   The event was attended by students from different colleges of the University of [...]

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

A foreign officer’s secret ace

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Like the children of an increasing number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Anna Marie Cano Santos was born and raised abroad. Her father was a Philippine embassy employee and her mother a kindergarten teacher in Bangkok.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

A scholar for the environment

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Dr. Arvin Diesmos (extreme right) with National Museum Asst. Director Dr. Ana Labrador, Dr. Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History and National MUseum Director Jeremy Barns. (Photo from National Museum Facebook Page)

If majority of the Filipinos who are coming to US are migrating, some of them are sent there to study under scholarships both from the Philippines and the United States. Although many of them seek employment, some of them still come back to bring hope to the Philippines, not only to the people, but to the environment as well.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Time to think Asean

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JUNE TAGUIWALO (second from right, back row), with classmates from Chulalongkorn University. Contributed photo

June Taguiwalo was born in a military camp in 1984. At that time, her mother, student activist (now university professor) Judy Taguiwalo, was incarcerated at Camp Crame for resisting the Marcos dictatorship.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A lens to the world

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PHOTOGRAPHER Jose Tan with models of the Nathalie Joubert 2013 Collection in Bangkok.

Jose Tan of Iloilo City finished a nursing degree at West Visayas State University hoping to get a job in the United States. But when he graduated in 1997, the demand for nurses in the US was low. He went to Thailand, to visit his girlfriend, Heda, who was a teacher at an international school in Bangkok.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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