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By Susan K
We had a conversation with Nelson Balagat of Saranggani City over Radio Inquirer 990 AM recently. He appealed for an investigation into the tragic death of his wife, Love Joy Pineda Balagat, who was reported to have jumped from the 12th floor of the building where she was working last Sept. 27.
By Casiano Mayor Jr.
We are coming home for good after more than a decade of working in Saudi Arabia. Like many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) getting ready for their final homecoming, we have worries and fears. How do we start life anew in a country which has become more of a place to furlough than home? For the past 14 years, my family and I have adopted Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s trading capital, as our second home where we have been living in financial comfort and enjoying living standards we sorely lacked when we were in Manila.
Hawaii-based University of the East (UE) alumni will launch the UE Association of America Hawaii Chapter (UEAAHC) with a fun dance on Nov. 10, 5 p.m. onwards, at Rumours, Ala Moana Hotel in Pearl City, Hawaii.
By Yasmine Hidalgo
Emily Yan is a rising star in the luxury watch and jewelry sector in the Middle East. It takes someone with sophistication and class to be successful in marketing million-dollar watches and jewelry to high rollers in the Middle East. Today, Emily is senior brand manager of Al Manara International Jewellery, handling prestigious brands such as Chopard, Piaget, Officine Panerai and Richard Mille.
Her parents sent her to business school in the United States after she graduated from the International School in Makati in 1986. At 18, a junior at Barat College in Illinois, the family also set her up with her first business—a deli shop in the northern suburb of Chicago.
By Susan K
MM of Pangasinan has been texting Bantay OCW for assistance in contacting her husband in Saudi Arabia. However, her husband has not replied to our calls so it took us sometime to update MM.
By Corito Fiel
Alexandra Madrigal Eduque, 23, is now on her way to Amsterdam as a finalist—the first Filipino woman ever—in this year’s Global Awards for Fundraising. An international awards program endorsed by national associations of fundraisers worldwide and organized by the Resource Alliance based in London, the ceremonies will be held on October 16 at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands.
By Susan K
Salvador Wendica cries that he was illegally terminated from his work. He said he had a misunderstanding with a colleague on the ship and before he knew it, he was ordered by the ship captain to pack his bags and return to the Philippines.
By Lourdes Santos Tancinco
The possession of a valid visa issued by the consular officer at the United States Embassy is not a guarantee of a smooth passage through the US ports of entry.
By Antonio Q. Alabastro
Longtime Filipino-Bruneians are looking forward to seeing President Benigno Aquino for the fifth time when he comes to attend the East Asia Summit this week.
By Susan K
Our lawmakers claim they need pork barrel funds because most of their constituents are poor and they want to provide them basic services to improve their lot. ‘In times of distress and emergency, who do they run to for help? Who else but us, say many politicians, who insist that they use their personal money and pork barrel to respond to the needs of the people.
By Jani Arnaiz
An Australia-based Maasin City native is one overseas recording star to watch. Cezka Mariz Lapurga, 19, will be recording her own compositions with renowned music producer Andrew Lane this month, just two years after she was selected by the Australian Institute for Performing Arts (AIPA) to record an eight-track album in Los Angeles.