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Arabic lessons now given to OFWs to boost hiring


More household service workers (HSWs) are expected to be hired in 2014 in the Middle East with the implementation of the Arabic language training course (ALTC) by private recruitment agencies, according to a leader in the recruitment industry.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Baybayin artist represents diaspora in Japan workshop on ancient scripts

Kristian Kabuay, presenting a lecture on ancient scripts. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Filipino script artist Kristian Kabuay represented the Philippines and the diaspora in the International Workshop on Endangered Scripts of South East Asia on Feb. 28 at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UCLA schedules Southeast Asia programs for 2014


The University of California Center for Southeast Asian Studies announced the schedule of its Southeast Asia in California program of presentations, exhibits and performances for 2014.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

Selfie tops twerk as Oxford’s word of the year

Screengrab from Oxford Dictionaries website

Selfie is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries announced Tuesday, edging out some stiff competition from twerk.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »


English dictionary to add Pinoy pork barrel-inspired words


Every year the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new words based on evidence of their popular usage.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »