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Blind spot

LAGUNA Board Member Dave Almarinez finally did it! It has always been his dream to write a book about his life, its lessons, and his remarkable journey as a boy selling peanuts to classmates to that of a self-made millionaire. The book entitled, “The Blind Spot“ has for its sub-title, “Uncover the Not-So-Hidden Truths of Business Success.“ Incoming search terms:advantages of ofw (4)dave almarinez... 

Can’t leave

Ten human trafficking victims bound for Russia were stopped by immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from leaving the country. Bureau of Immigration (BI) officer-in-charge Siegfred Mison said the passengers were about to board a Qatar Airlines flight to the Russian capital city of Moscow when they were intercepted last September 9. Incoming search terms:august offloaded... 

P1-B fund for OFWs sought

Las Pinas Representative Mark Villar has filed House Bill No. 2820, which seeks to create a P1-billion Special Assistance Fund for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in distress. Villar filed the measure in the light of increasing number of distressed OFWs, both documented and undocumented, in various countries, specifically in the Middle East. No related posts  Read More »

Vice President lauds Cebu Pacific

In the coming years, local airline firms will have to change their target demographic from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to tourists as government succeeds in generating jobs that will accommodate all Filipinos abroad, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said yesterday. “That is a joke, of course, but it is also a vision,” Binay said in his speech at the launching of Cebu Pacific’s Airbus A330-300... 

RP carriers allowed to fly to Italy

After an absence of almost 20 years, Philippine air carriers can now fly directly to Rome, Milan, Bergamo, and other points in Italy. This came after the Philippines and Italy conducted Air Services Consultations recently in Rome. No related posts  Read More »

OFWs repatriated

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) announced that a total of 48 overseas Filipino workers from Egypt, Syria and Jeddah arrived in the country in separate flights. OWWA administrator Carmelita Dimzon said nine OFW nurses from Egypt along with 23 household service helpers arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) via Gulf Airways Flight 154. Incoming search terms:repatriation... 

Prayer for peace

The Catholic Church in the Philippines will join other countries in praying and fasting for peace in Syria. Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said they already disseminated the Pope’s appeal for prayer and fasting in all masses in his diocese. No related posts  Read More »

Reject Obama, Aquino told

Administration and opposition lawmakers yesterday advised President Benigno S. Aquino III to reject any call from United States President Barack Obama for help in punishing Syria for allegedly launching last week’s gas attack that killed over 1,200 suspected enemies of the Syrian government, many of them children. No related posts  Read More »

OFWs vs ‘pork barrel’

Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will attempt to flex their economic muscle after it announced it will hold a “Zero-Remittance Day” (ZRD) this month to push for the abolition of “pork barrel.” In a statement, Migrante International chairperson Garry Martinez said they have already coordinated with their chapters to urge their members not to remit on Sept. 19 to force the government to scrap... 

Social Security System 56th Anniversary

The Social Security System (SSS), the pension fund for private sector workers, is Celebrating its 56th Founding Anniversary, with activities to highlight its programs and its accomplishments in the three years of the Aquino Administration. No related posts  Read More »