PH-Kuwait ink accord on HSW employment

MANILA (May 11) — The Philippine and Kuwaiti governments on Friday afternoon (Kuwait time) finally signed the “Agreement on the Employment of Domestic Workers” at the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah signed the document …

Militiamen foil BIFF bombing attempt in Maguindanao

AMPATUAN, Maguindanao (May 12) –Army intelligence agents intercepted an alleged bombing plot here by the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) Thursday evening. Lt. Gen. Arnel dela Vega, Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander, said in a report that Army intelligence operatives immediately alerted members of Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) stationed in Barangay Dicalungan on …

Kuwaiti gov’t to free 3 detained Filipino diplomats

MANILA (May 11)  — The three Filipino diplomats ordered arrested by Kuwait authorities are expected to be released in two to three days, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made this announcement after he and other Philippine officials met with Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister H.E. Al-Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah. The Foreign Minister of Kuwait …

Probe ordered on ambush-slay of ARMM nurse

Maguindanao, Philippines (May 7) — The Police Regional Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM) has ordered a full dress  investigation into the ambush-slay of a government nurse Saturday night in Barangay Tenorio, Datu Odin Sinsuat here. Betsy Yap, a nurse of the ARMM’s Humanitarian Emergency Assistance and Response Team (HEART), was killed in …

DTI introduces new bamboo furniture designs

LUCENA CITY, Quezon — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Quezon has embarked on extensive skills training under the bamboo research and development program for designers and furniture makers in Quezon Province in a bid to make bamboo an export-quality and competitive product. Grace Ledesma of DTI-Quezon told Philippine News Agency on Wednesday that their office …

DOJ’s Guevarra asks courtesy resignation of usecs, asecs

MANILA, Philippines  — Newly-appointed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday directed all undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to submit their courtesy resignation amid a looming reorganization at the Department of Justice (DOJ). Citing the exigency of service, and in order to give the undersigned a free hand to perform the mandate given to him by the …

Duterte hits critics, says BI order on Fox case signed by De Lima

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday reminded critics slamming the Bureau of Immigration (BI) order to expel Australian nun Patricia Fox from the Philippines for allegedly violating the terms of her visa, that the government was simply following an order signed during the previous administration. “Hindi ko ni-revoke yan. Sabi ko, hayaan …