Filipino’s in Edmonton, Canada raise funds for Mindanao earthquakes victims

EDMONTON, Canada — The Filipino community here successfully raised P100,00 which they will share with with the victims of Mindanao earthquakes. Filipino community leader Benjie Lindo of Benjie Lindo, who goes on air via-Benjie Live- sought the collective support of his friends to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Mindanao, dubbed “Gotong Batangas Ko, Para …

66 distressed OFWs from Kuwait now back in PH

DAVAO CITY  – Sixty-six distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Kuwait are finally home. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a statement said , the group who arrived Wednesday night, was the 8th Batch of OFWs assisted by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait through its Assisted Repatriation Program. Todate, the DFA said, some 425 …

Duterte attends enthronement of Emperor Naruhito

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Japan on Monday night to attend the enthronement of new Japanese Emperor Prince Naruhito. President the city at 6:30 p.m. Monday with a “lean delegation” to attend the historic ceremony on Tuesday. Senator Bong Go in an interview here on Monday said the president was invited Japanese …

Mocha Uson is new OWWA Deputy Administrator

DAVA CITY —Resigned Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson,has been appointed as the Deputy Administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA). Uson replaced OWWA Deputy Administrator Arnaldo Arevalo “Arnell” Ignacio, who tendered his resignation in February this year due to “personal reasons”. OWWA is an attached agency of the Department of Labor …

PH, Singapore reaffirm close ties, eight agreements signed

DAVAO CITY —President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Singaporean President Halimah Yacob reaffirmed their ties Monday as both leaders look forward to a stronger cooperation in the coming years. President Yacob, the eighth president of Singapore, arrived in the country Sunday for a five-day state visit. In a joint press statement, President Duterte expressed his interest …

PH Embassy in Tehran ready to help 12 seafarers taken in Persian Gulf

DAVAO CITY — The Philippine Embassy in Tehran i is monitoring and getting ready to assists 12 Filipinos held in Iran after their vessel was taken in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assured Sunday. The DFA in a statement said they are “Seeking further updates on the seafarers’ condition, and …

Japan starts accepting Filipino language teachers

MANILA— The Japanese government is now accepting applications for assistant language teacher positions under its 2020 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. Filipinos accepted in the program will work in public or private schools, or local boards of education in the prefecture or municipality they will be assigned to. Their primary task will be to …

Two Pinoy seafarers killed in Mexico bar fire

DAVAO CITY— Two Filipino seafarers were killed in Mexico after the bar they were in was set on fire, reportedly by gang members, on August 27, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Friday. Philippine Ambassador to Mexico Demetrio Tuazon reported that 26 others were killed during the incident in the Port of Coatzacoalcos, …