Tweet Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo A. David Jr. urged immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to step up their vigilance and intensify the agency’s campaign against human trafficking. David made the appeal during a dialogue with the bureau’s head supervisors and personnel assigned at the premiere port last Monday. David […]

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Tweet Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Minda Calaguian-Cruz declared the Philippine Embassy’s full support for the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in the New 7 Wonders of Nature, a global polling campaign that “highlights and celebrates the beauty of the planet.”   “The Philippine Embassy supports the campaign to have the Puerto Princesa […]

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Tweet To help weed out fake doctors, dentists and the like, the Professional Regulation Commission on Thursday launched an online verification system that would allow interested persons to check if an individual is a licensed professional or not. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Online Verification of Filipino Professional (OVFP) system—which is accessible on the PRC […]

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Tweet A 41-year-old heartbroken Singaporean woman filed last Valentine’s Day charges of violation of the law on violence against women and children against her Filipino boyfriend for failing to fulfill his promise to marry her. Ho Hwee Fang, single and resident of Saint Michael’s Road, The Richmond, Singapore, filed the complaint at the Basista police […]

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Tweet Not so good news about the Philippines compared to its Southeast Asian neighbors.   Bloomberg: The Philippines has overtaken Indonesia and Thailand as the country facing the greatest threat from terrorism, according to FTI-International Risk, a security consultancy. While the Philippines has made progress in containing the threat from armed groups such as the […]

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Tweet The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2011 Foreign Service Officers (FSO) Examination. The FSO Exams will be held on the following dates: Part I- Qualifying Test (20 Mar 2011) Part II – Preliminary Interview (04 and 06 Jun 2011) Part III – Written Examination (08 […]

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Barangay Singapore on January 28th, 2011

Tweet More than 21,000 prospective overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were stopped at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Aug. to Dec. last year as part of the government’s intensified campaign against human trafficking, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration said. Immigration officer-in-charge Ronaldo Ledesma said the 21,709 persons who were offloaded from their flights all had […]

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Tweet   Bob Arum and Shane Mosley said it’s a go, the fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. But Pacquiao’s adviser, Mike Koncz, said they’re still tying some loose ends, and that the Filipino superstar will make his final decision after the holidays. “A hundred percent it’s […]

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Barangay Singapore on December 25th, 2010

Tweet To bring down the cost of sending money to the Philippines, Vice President Jejomar Binay said Wednesday he is pushing for the creation of an “OFW Bank." Binay — also the Presidential Adviser on OFWs’ Concerns — wrote to President Benigno Aquino III pushing for the proposed bank as an “alternative yet viable" remittance […]

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Barangay Singapore on December 24th, 2010

Tweet The money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) totaled $1.673 billion in October, a new monthly record signaling the advent of money transfers for the Christmas season, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Wednesday. The remittances in October brought to $15.456 billion the amount of money remitted by OFWs in first 10 months […]

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