Barangay Singapore on September 29th, 2011

Tweet Good news for farmers in highland Benguet and Quezon provinces. The Department of Agriculture is linking vegetable farmers in the provinces of Benguet and Quezon with prospective buyers from Singapore. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said a three-man Singaporean team recently visited the provinces of Quezon and Benguet to see for themselves the various […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 22nd, 2011

Tweet All employees covered by the Employment Act are entitled to 11 paid public holidays in a year. The 11 gazetted public holidays are: New Year’s Day; Chinese New Year (two days); Hari Raya Puasa; Hari Raya Haji; Good Friday; Labour Day; Vesak Day; National Day; Deepavali; and Christmas Day. The employer and employee may […]

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Tweet AN iPhone application which alerts Singaporean drivers of parking attendants in the vicinity of their vehicles has been created by a local start-up. Summon Auntie, affectionately named after the middle-aged women who patrol public car parks checking on motorists’ parking coupons, was made publicly available on August 9, coincidentally on Singapore’s National Day. The […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 19th, 2011

Tweet In accordance with Section 17 of the Presidential Elections Act, Polling Day, Saturday 27 August 2011, is a public holiday. The Ministry would like to highlight to employers that Polling Day, as a public holiday, should be treated in the same manner as any other public holiday. All employees covered by the Employment Act […]

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Tweet One of the reasons to always follow the rule…. SINGAPORE – A self-employed woman has been fined S$500 for failing to inform the authorities about a change in her home address within the given time limit of 28 days. Ooi Siew Lang, 48, could have been jailed up to five years and fined a […]

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Tweet A veteran airport police at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is in danger of losing his job after two women said he smuggled them out for a flight to Singapore, in violation of the law against human trafficking. Cpl. Rolando Nator of the Airport Police Department, however, has not reported for work for a […]

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Tweet New Minister for Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will be appointing a panel of local and overseas experts to conduct an in-depth review of all flood protection measures that will be implemented in Singapore over the next decade.   The panel, to be appointed within the next two weeks, will assess the […]

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Tweet In view of recent incidents (author comment: look for related website forums) involving Filipinos in Singapore, the Philippine Embassy has issued the following guidelines to remind all Singapore-based Filipinos to observe proper behavior and follow the laws and regulations of the host country. Obey the laws of the host country.  As foreigners who work, […]

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Barangay Singapore on February 21st, 2011

Tweet Since 1 January 2009, all duty-paid cigarettes sold in Singapore are legally required to be marked with the letters “SDPC”. All cigarettes will be sold in packets bearing the graphic health warning labels as stipulated by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). The SDPC will be marked on every individual stick of cigarettes. How Does […]

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