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Singaporeans infected by measles outbreak in the Philippines

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A measles outbreak in the Philippines has infected 23 Singaporeans who had travelled there since January, said an alert from the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino pushes defense dialogue with Singapore

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A TOAST TO SINGAPORE’S GENEROSITY.  President Aquino toasts Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam, thanking him in Malacañang on Thursday for  Singapore’s post-“Yolanda” help. Tan, here on a four-day visit, flies to Western Samar on Saturday to deliver medical supplies to Basey District Hospital.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Facing an increasingly aggressive China, President Aquino on Thursday proposed a defense dialogue with Singapore to boost the two countries’ military defense ties, during visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s courtesy call at Malacañang.

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

Singapore president flying to Samar

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam is flying to storm-hit Basey town in Western Samar on Saturday to deliver medical supplies to the Basey District Hospital.

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

Aquino, Tan strengthen ties between PH and Singapore

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP

The Philippines has strengthened its defense and cooperation ties with Singapore amid the maritime dispute between the Philippines and other Asian countries with China.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Singapore president makes first state visit to PH Wednesday

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam will arrive in Manila on Wednesday (Apr. 2) for a four-day visit to discuss trade and defense ties with the Philippines and provide further assistance to survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas.

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

Singapore president to visit PH for ‘Yolanda’ aid, trade

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Let’s talk business…and humanitarian aid. Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam will embark on his first state visit to the Philippines from April 2 to 5, upon the invitation of President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Homecoming blues spark hot debate

IN MANILA, an escalator—as long as it’s moving—is meant to be stood on. People don’t clear the right-hand side to give way to those in a hurry. Anyone trying to move past other people on a moving escalator is considered boorish. PHOTO BY RAUL DANCEL

A journalist’s homecoming ambivalence and lamentations about Filipino ways has sparked a heated debate online.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place

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A month in Manila, and I am dazed and confused—even terrified. For seven years, Singapore was my home, and it was very good to me. It kept me safe and comfortable, and I knew I could always count on it.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Palace shrugs off Singaporean’s demand for separate bus for Filipino maids

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 [...]

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

INC sets world record for largest charity walk

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The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) beat the Guinness world record for the largest charity walk for Super Typhoon “Yolanda” victims on Saturday.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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