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OFWs can again work in Thailand

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (Poea) governing board has approved a resolution allowing the resumption of deployment of Filipino workers to Thailand.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA bans deployment of workers to parts of Thailand

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Anti-government protesters make their way on a street during a rally opposing an advance voting, in Bangkok, Thailand ,Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration imposed a ban Monday on the deployment of newly hired Filipino workers to three places in Thailand in light of the declaration of a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas.

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

Filipinos traveling to Bangkok warned

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Anti-government protesters make their way across Buddhayodfah bridge during a warm-up rally to paralyze the capital Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of protesters took part in the rally aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Protest leaders have set Jan. 13 as the date to bring Bangkok to a halt. AP FILE PHOTO

Filipinos with travel plans to Bangkok should expect increased security measures due to the ongoing state of emergency, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a press conference Wednesday.

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

Pandesal eases homesickness

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PINOY BUNS Light and salty pandesal is standard Pinoy breakfast fare. Inset: Prime Obon-Laput and her husband Edmund, posing with their daughter, are making sure overseas Pinoys in Thailand still get their daily pandesal.

Filipinos abroad miss many things from the Philippines, from “balut” to San Miguel Beer. But overseas Filipino workers and their families in Phitsanulok have a taste of home thanks to a Filipino teacher here who ventured into baking the most sought-after bread by fellow Pinoys: the light and salty breakfast bun, pandesal.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN enacts int’l treaty allowing child rights abuse cases vs State

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Children whose human rights have been violated can now seek international justice through the United Nations. On Wednesday, the UN General Assembly, enacted an instrument known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure (OP3 CRC) that was adopted in December 2011.

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

DFA issues alert level 1 over Thailand unrest

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised alert level 1 in Thailand in light of the anti-government protests aiming to shutdown the capital city of Bangkok.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OFWs warned in Thailand: Don’t wear red or yellow

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Anti-government protesters fill up a street during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Thousands of anti-government protesters began their campaign Sunday to paralyze the Thai capital Bangkok - the latest tactic in their bid to topple the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

The Philippine Embassy in Thailand has warned Filipinos in the country to avoid wearing red and yellow so they would not be accused of showing support for the opposing political parties.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean-China groups keep friendship hopes alive

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ASEAN leaders hold hands for a photo session of Japan-ASEAN Commemorative Summit at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo on December 13, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

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.”

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean-Japan summit gets under way in Tokyo

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ASEAN leaders hold hands for a photo session of Japan-ASEAN Commemorative Summit at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo on December 13, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

The 40th Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Japan Commemorative Summit opened here Saturday morning with President Benigno Aquino III, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other heads of Asean in attendance at the Akasaka State House.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hong Kong travel agencies cancel Bangkok tours amid unrest

Anti-government protesters use a wheeled bulldozer to break through police barricade in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.  AP

Hong Kong travel agencies said Monday they were cancelling most package tours to Bangkok because of anti-government protests, after authorities issued a travel warning for the strife-torn Thai capital.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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