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Spot promotion, movie of peacekeepers urged

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Metal boards in the shape of gunmen sit on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria near the Quneitra province, Aug. 29, 2014. A Filipino lawmaker on Wednesday, Sept. 3, broached the idea of making a movie about the “great escape” of Filipino peacekeepers from a standoff with Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights that started Aug. 28.  AP PHOTO/ARIEL SCHALIT

Awed by their daring feat, a lawmaker on Wednesday broached the idea of making a movie about the “great escape” of Filipino peacekeepers from a standoff with Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Japanese lawmakers sign document promoting rule of law at sea

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Japanese and Philippine congressmen signed Wednesday a joint document calling for the promotion of rule of law at sea amid ongoing tensions with China.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bill in Congress wants song and dance program for OFWs

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OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Being away from their loved ones, overseas Filipino workers (OFW) battle homesickness and loneliness on a regular basis while working abroad.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

House bill filed for amusement of Filipinos abroad

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OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Looking after the wellbeing of overseas Filipino workers should entail more than just helping them when they are in trouble or needing to flee their host countries quickly as in Iraq or Syria.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unhappy, solons want migrants better protected

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Disappointed at the way labor officials handled the complaints of sexual exploitation of Filipino workers by government embassy personnel, lawmakers want to amend the Migrant Workers Act to allow for the forcible repatriation of Filipino nationals who commit crimes against fellow Filipinos abroad.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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