TESDA to grant scholarships to distressed Filipinos in Dubai

Dubai, UAE – Women’s month became more meaningful to the 254 female wards sheltering at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Dubai, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has promised to give them scholarships on the courses they wish to take once they are back in the Philippines.  The visit of Secretary Isidro …

Duterte welcomes his friend, partner and brother Malaysian PM Mahathir

DAVAO CITY (March 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday welcomed his friend, partner and brother Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad for his state visit. In his welcome speech, Duterte said “Welcome back to Manila Mr. Prime Minister. Thank you for accepting my invitation to visit my country as soon after my own …

Seven Filipino seafarers charge of smuggling acquitted in Libya

DAVAO CITY (March 5) — The High Court of Libya has acquitted the seven Filipino seafarers who have been charged since 2017 on allegations of smuggling 6 million liters of fuel. The Philippine Embassy in Libya informed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) about the news as they welcome the acquittal Sunday night. The Libyan …

Three Filipino tourists victimized by scam, jailed in Hongkong

DAVAO CITY (February 21) — Three Filipino tourists are jailed in Hongkong and been sentenced to five-month imprisonment after their tour turned out to be a scam. The three tourists whose identities are withheld, went to Hong Kong in October and using forged documents, opened bank accounts at the Bank of China and Standard Chartered …

Senate to investigate increasing illegal foreign workers

DAVAO CITY (February 15)  — The influx of illegal foreign workers in the country is alarming, a reason why Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development is set to hold a hearing on February 21. Records from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) shows of the 167 foreigners arrested, 157 are Chinese nationals, …

Immigration recommends deportation vs. Chinese woman in ‘taho’ incident

DAVAO CITY (February 12) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recommended the filing of a deportation case against Jiale Zhang, the Chinese national who threw ‘taho’ at Police Officer 1 William Cristobal last Saturday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente expressed dismay towards the incident which showed disrespect to the country. Morente said the act of Zhang showed “An utter display …

Japan opens consular office in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (February 12) —  The Japanese government opened a consular office here. The long-dreamed opening of a consular office here was officially realized with the breaking of sake by Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono and Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio Sunday evening, February 10. Kono said the establishment of a consular office here will further strengthen the close …

Bong Go pushes for specific dept. to handle OFW concerns

DAVAO CITY (February 5) — – Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and 2019 senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go wants a department to cater the concerns of the Overseas Filipino Workers. In an interview with reporters during the weekend, Go emphasized the need for a Department of OFW that will specifically attend and …