Tweet The Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) have formulated a Construction Productivity Roadmap to steer the industry towards higher productivity via a multi-pronged approach: Adjustment of Foreign Worker Levy (price lever) and MYE system (supply lever) to regulate the demand and supply of FWs respectively; Enhancement of the […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 25th, 2011

Tweet The signing of Republic Act 9679 or the Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009 expands the mandatory coverage of Pag-IBIG Fund.  Now, overseas Filipino workers and other individuals employed by foreign-based companies are required to register with the Fund as member. “With the expansion of membership coverage, we are able to extend to […]

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Tweet Image via Wikipedia Police have arrested a 32-year-old Vietnamese woman who is suspected of soliciting for prostitution at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Hotel on 4 June 2011. A MBS Hotel security officer spotted a woman loitering at the hotel lobby.  The woman struck a conversation with the security officer and offered him sexual […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 22nd, 2011

Tweet TWO businessmen were charged in a district court on Friday with making false entries in their goods and services tax (GST) returns to evade tax. According to the 29 charges read out to Tan Kim Teck, 44, he is believed to have hoodwinked the Inland Revenue Authority (Iras) into undercharging him $219,596 in tax […]

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Tweet   A likely verdict of the immigration backlash by Singaporean voters is being felt by foreign workers half a world away — foreign hopefuls ranging from middle-aged professionals to fresh-faced graduates, from technicians and waitresses to construction workers, seeking to land a well-paying job here. After years of open immigration, tens of thousands are […]

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Tweet Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the dismissal from the service of 18 Bureau of Immigration personnel for alleged involvement in human trafficking and other illegal activities at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport at Clark Field in Pampanga. In a ruling on an administrative case, De Lima said she found credible the sworn […]

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Tweet Market watchers have said there may be an oversupply of private homes in two to three years’ time, when most developments are completed. They cautioned that while a good economy may see these units gradually taken up, a downturn will send the property market into a depression. National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan issued […]

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Barangay Singapore on June 15th, 2011

Tweet A former Indonesian maid is jailed 10 weeks and fined S$2,000 for abandoning her newborn baby in a rooftop garden in Eunos, and overstaying here for 273 days. The mother of the baby abandoned at Eunos is sentenced to 4 weeks jail. Investigations revealed that Indriani, 27, abandoned her baby on 18 April in […]

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Tweet A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman collapsed on Saturday morning while doing his Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). Major Toh Tze Wah Edi, 49, was at the halfway mark of the 2.4km run at Tengah Air Base (TAB) when he collapsed at 9.11 am, said the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in a statement. […]

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Tweet Singapore is set to overtake Las Vegas as the world’s second-largest gambling hub this year, a US gaming industry head said Tuesday, as Asia cements its place as a major betting market. Singapore has emerged as Asia’s hottest new gambling destination with a revamped cityscape and billions of dollars pouring into the economy, after […]

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