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Overseas alumni aid new grads

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REY LACHICA, UK-based scientist, receives his own plaque as BPInoy awardee in rites last year.

Graduation rites in schools all over the country this month would not be the same without the generous support of their overseas Filipino alumni.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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Rescue with benefits

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It is human nature to be helpful. We witnessed this when the Philippines was affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”). Help came from different nations—money, food, water, medical volunteers and materials for housing, among others.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

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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 »

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 »

Job security eludes many OFWs

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LITO Nucum, an overseas accounting professional, calls for more financial security benefits for OFWs.

Pablo “Lito” Nucum, 59, worked different jobs in Saudi Arabia and other parts of Asia for over 25 years. A graduate of the Polytechnic University of Manila, he had done quite well as an accountant and office manager.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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A fixer, a lady driver and now an abandoned OFW

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Winnie (not her real name) used to assist other aspirants for overseas work facilitate the release of their documents from government agencies for a fee.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

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Beaten, detained and starved

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Twenty-seven-year-old Irene dela Virgen appeared at the studio of Inquirer Radio with tales of the horror she suffered in Saudi Arabia. She was detained, beaten, starved and received no salaries from her three employers.

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

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Resolving conjugal money issues

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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.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Treat Filipinos well, Kuala Lumpur asked

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines on Friday called on Malaysia to respect the rights of Filipinos who might be arrested amid the crackdown against undocumented workers.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino seafarer lost at sea off French port

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A Filipino sailor was lost at sea after falling overboard from a cargo ship as it left port in northwest France, the French coast guard said Tuesday.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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