I’ve had it with the term “manong.”
Why do we need to account for our spouse’s remittances? First of all, money issues are the leading cause of marital conflicts—particularly among overseas workers.
Aside from having the element of slight plausibility, urban legends so insidiously play on our inner fears as to be believable.
Peace and journalism were in the spotlight last week with news involving two Filipino women.
From Athens, Greece, Bantay OCW received an overseas call from overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Marilyn (not her real name), who wanted to seek assistance for her niece Irene, an OFW in Saudi Arabia.
The new Open Data portal President Aquino unveiled last week features a photo of him shaking hands with US President Obama and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff looking at the two.
The First Global Filipino Networking Convention, held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center on August 31- Sept.1, 2002, drew 4,000 delegates and featured as keynote speakers Senate President Franklin Drilon, US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, Loida Nicolas-Lewis and Alex Esclamado of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) and Fred Cordova.
When American Filipinos celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his special day (Jan. 20th) that commemorates his dream, they may want to also remember Fermin Tobera.
I’ve gotten so tired of reading about corruption cases involving the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family that I must confess I simply tuned out reports over the past year about Vilma Bautista. But then came this week’s news that Imelda’s 75-year-old former assistant could end up in jail for up to six years [...]
The recent expulsion of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, from the United States due to alleged visa fraud and abuse of her maid, Sangeeta Richard, also from India, brought to the public’s attention the role servants occupy in the lives of middle- to upper-class Indian society.
Some battles take a long time to bear fruit. Take the fight against smoking in the US. It was 50 years ago when then the US Surgeon General first put out the warning on how smoking can kill.
The recent Christmas Day police raid on a drug storage facility in a ranch in Lipa, Batangas –rented from paroled convicted killer Antonio Leviste – yielded P420 ($10 million) worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and the discovery of a new player in the Philippine drug scene.