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700,000 OFWs start voting Saturday

A Filipino election clerk conducts the final testing and sealing of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines ahead of the Philippines's 2010 National Elections for Overseas Absentee Voting at the Philippines Embassy in Singapore on April 7, 2010. The number of Filipinos abroad who have registered as overseas absentee voters for the 2013 elections has reached over 900,000, said Senator Aquilio Pimentel, chairman of the Senate committee on electoral reforms and people’s participation.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections on Friday said it expected the turnout in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) to more than double this May elections as Filipinos abroad start casting their ballots on Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UAE healthcare firm to fund surgeries of 50 Filipino kids with heart defects

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Thankful for the contribution of overseas Filipino workers in the growth of their business, a major healthcare company from the United Arab Emirates launched on Wednesday a P5-million campaign in Manila to save Filipino children with congenital heart defects (CHD) by funding their surgeries and treatment.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US not a puppeteer behind PH-MILF peace talks


The United States did not act as a puppeteer pulling the strings in the peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), according to chief government negotiator Marvic Leonen.

Posted: October 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Police beef up security in Metro

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The Philippine National Police beefed up the security in Metro Manila on Saturday after four embassies issued separate security alerts, warning their citizens in the country of a possible attack in the capital.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA warns of e-mails offering hospital jobs in Canada, US


MANILA, Philippines–Saying it was another illegal recruitment scheme, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on Monday warned job seekers about Internet scams offering hospital jobs in North America with “no experience required.” POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac said these scammers, through e-mail, offer jobs in prestigious hospitals in Canada and the United States “without any fees” [...]

Posted: July 16th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

40% of foreign male tourists come to Philippines for sex


While the Philippines is a model for other countries in combating human trafficking, a lot still remains to be done because up to “40 percent” of foreign male tourists visiting the country come here primarily for sex, according to US Ambassador to Manila Harry Thomas Jr.

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overstaying Filipino pilgrims get amnesty


Filipinos who overstayed their Umrah visas after performing the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia have until next month to avail themselves of an amnesty granted by the kingdom, a migrants rights group said on Monday.

Posted: August 30th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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