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OFWs in South Korea to receive higher pay in 2015

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Overseas Filipino workers in South Korea can expect a higher pay in 2015 after the South Korea Minimum Wage Council (SKMWC) passed a 370 Korean won increase in the hourly minimum wage rate, the Department of Labor and Employment said Monday.

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

Don’t deport Korean, embassy appeals to BI

PHOTO from Bureau of Immmigration website.

The South Korean embassy in Manila has asked the Bureau of Immigration to set aside deportation proceedings against one of its nationals who was convicted by a Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) of a crime involving moral turpitude almost 20 years ago, documents obtained by the Inquirer showed.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘PH is 2nd top destination of criminal suspects fleeing South Korea’

South Korean tourists enjoy horse-back riding in Baguio City’s Wright Park on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012. South Korea remained the Philippines’ largest source of tourists in 2013 while the number of tourists coming from China went down by 70 percent, immigration authorities said.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

The Philippines is the second top destination for criminal suspects fleeing South Korea, a news report by The Korea Herald said on Wednesday.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope asks youth: What are you willing to die for?

LIKE A ROCK STAR  Pope Francis (inset) on Saturday celebrates Mass at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul,  where he beatified 124 Koreans martyred in the 18th century. Crowd at the beatification Mass and rites tops a million, according to Korean media, a significant number where only 10 percent of South Korea’s population is Catholic. AFP

Pope Francis beatified 124 early Korean martyrs on Saturday at a Mass in Seoul and challenged the massive crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for in an increasingly materialistic, globalized world.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to baptize father of ferry disaster victim

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate the Mass of Assumption of Mary at a stadium in Daejeon, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Korea Pool via Yonhap) KOREA OUT

Pope Francis agreed on Friday to baptize the father of one of many students killed in South Korea’s ferry disaster as he met with the victims’ relatives before a Mass in the city of Daejeon.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »