When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter.
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 Philip C. Tubeza
Filipino gay groups say they have to overcome discrimination first before gunning for same-sex marriage legislation in the face of stern Church opposition that, according to a retired bishop, “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Adam, nor Eve and Eve.”
By TJ A. Burgonio
They pay much, much less for gas, and get subsidies from the government. But they don’t have a night life.
By Luis H. Francia
I don’t go gaga over Lady Gaga. I never have. But while there are plenty who do, including many Filipino fans, there are also those who seem to be gago over Gaga. The guardians of public morality and decency in the noble and ever-loyal city of Manila are to be commended for their constant vigilance lest the all-too-earthly (though hardly sublime) pleasures of a Gaga performance distract them and their faithful from the transcendent aim of being accepted to eternity’s pearly gates.