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Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place

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A month in Manila, and I am dazed and confused—even terrified. For seven years, Singapore was my home, and it was very good to me. It kept me safe and comfortable, and I knew I could always count on it.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Fil-Australian veterans elect officers

PILAO

The Australia Philippines Services League (APSL) reelected retired Col. Chris Pilao as Supreme Commander during the annual general meeting Feb. 23 at Rooty Hill RSL.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

German envoy finds true meaning of ‘home’

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DR. KLAUS Zeller and his wife Maria Teresa “Pinky” del Rosario during the book launching of “Crossing Many Borders to Reach Home” at Manila Polo Club. KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Even ambassadors of first world countries face some of the same struggles as ordinary overseas workers. In his book “Crossing Many Borders to Reach Home: From Europe to Asia—and What is Home (Volume 2),” former German Ambassador to the Philippines Klaus Zeller shared his experiences in different parts of the world and admitted he had his own difficulties finding the true essence of “home.”

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Redress for errors of the state department

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The United States follows the jus soli principle in citizenship. A person born in the United States is automatically a US citizen. However, there are instances where one is able to derive US citizenship through the parents.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Mobile phone language settings changed

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We often hear complaints about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East whose mobile phones have been confiscated. That is why OFWs who have learned their lesson bring two mobile phones with them. If their employers confiscate their phone, they have a spare one to use in times of emergency.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

PH-style selling in NY: 6 ‘gives’

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JESSY DAING-MUSBEH

Annie Batungbakal, meet Jessy, the peripatetic Pinoy saleswoman in New York. She travels from one customer to another, office to office, party to party. She has neither storefront nor website. Her business model runs on word-of-mouth, fueled by social media. Sometimes, she invites a group of working ladies to her showroom in her Jersey City home for drinks at a “Prada Party.” To those who cannot come, there’s the constantly updating Facebook page, Jessy Couture, which lists her merchandise with snappy visuals.

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

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Passport stamps don’t lie

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HALL OF FAME Susan K. receives Gawad Tanglaw award at ceremonies in San Juan de Letran in Calamba, Laguna, Bantay OCW’s 6th straight win as Best Public Service program.

JP, married with two children, is a marine officer in a cruise line. His wife hates the idea of separation, even a temporary one. She opposed JP’s decision to work as a seafarer. But JP promised his wife that it would not take long. He needed to earn a substantial amount in a short period of time to pay off their debts and enroll their children in good schools.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

One mistake that could result in permanent family separation

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One of the more promising provisions of the proposed immigration reform law in the United States is its attempt to improve family-sponsored petitions by eliminating current visa backlogs. Filipino nationals, who happen to be adult children of US citizens currently wait almost 20 years before they are called for their visa interviews. There are also cases where the children being petitioned patiently wait for their visa’s priority date only to receive a denial from the consular officer.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Radio host makes waves in China

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KUMUSTA KABAYAN Machelle Ramos hosts a program on China Radio International (CRI) radio show that features successful Pinoys in China.

Amidst the political issues confronting the Philippines and China, a Filipino journalist is creating opportunities for mutual understanding between the two countries. She is making waves in China, literally through the radio.

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

Michael Martinez receives notable global Filipino award

GLOBAL PINOY Program director of SM Global Pinoy Glenn Ang and SM Supermalls president Annie Garcia hand  the Notable Global Pinoy Award to young Filipino Olympian Michael Christian Martinez. Looking on is SM Prime President Hans T. Sy.

Young Filipino Olympian Michael Christian Martinez received the Notable Global Pinoy award from the SM Supermalls for his outstanding and unprecedented achievement in the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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

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