MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang would rather not make an issue over a supposed letter on a website seeking for a separate bus for Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore. “I don’t want to respond to this primarily because that’s one person and we don’t want this to become A-versus-B sort of issue,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte [...]
The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) beat the Guinness world record for the largest charity walk for Super Typhoon “Yolanda” victims on Saturday.
By Linda B. Bolido
Despite the constant bickering of Southeast Asian and Chinese leaders over territorial issues, China-Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) friendship organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to promote, deepen and strengthen “mutual exchanges and cooperation.”
By Niña Calleja
Two families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)—one from Maguindanao and the other from Ilocos Sur—received the Model OFW Family of the Year Award (Mofya) from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) on Monday.
The three Singaporean students in Tacloban City who could not be reached over the weekend since Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) hit the central Philippine city have been found safe, said their school.
By Tina G. Santos
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has warned Filipinos applying for work in Singapore against submitting fake employment credentials even as the Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower has intensified the prosecution of foreigners who forge their qualifications in order to obtain work passes.
Singapore’s population recorded its slowest pace of growth in nine years in the 12 months to June owing to “tightened foreign manpower policies,” government statistics released Thursday showed.
By Nimrod L. Delante
From Marymount MRT station, any bus I board to work traverses Upper Thomson Road. It is a long stretch and is one of the busiest in Singapore. Well, considering Singapore’s dense traffic, which road is not? Upper Thomson is swamped with traffic lights and loaded with road signs and intersections.
A Singaporean woman was jailed for 21 months Wednesday for repeatedly abusing an Indonesian maid with attacks described by a judge as “repugnant to all notions of common humanity.”
By Jerry E. Esplanada
With a medal haul of 23 golds, 45 silvers and 93 bronzes, a group of young Filipino numbers aces—mostly elementary and high school students from Metro Manila—topped the just-ended 2013 Singapore International Mathematics Contest, held on August 4 at the Global Indian International School in the so-called “Lion City.”
By Philip C. Tubeza
An association of licensed recruiters has decided to stop sending household service workers to Singapore starting September to stamp out the practice of collecting “placement fees” from Filipinos seeking to work as domestics in the city-state.
By Tarra Quismundo
For one Filipino, living amid the haze that has blanketed Singapore for several days now is like standing beside a barbecue grill all day. Only the smoke is everywhere, does not smell as good, and there is virtually nowhere to go.