Global News Briefs
It was the best day of his life, and Marven Louie Badon Ragay wanted to make sure he shared the moment with his dad, a pedicab (tricycle) driver in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental who worked hard so he could finish his education. In a proud status he posted on Facebook, Marven thanked his father for supporting him throughout his studies, reports Kickerdaily.com.
Second Lieutenant Karen Eve Mante, a native of Davao, is the first Filipina graduate of the Japan National Defense Academy. She took her oath before Philippine Ambassador to Japan, Manuel Lopez, at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, reports GMA News.
Manny Pacquiao is dealing with the cramps as he trains for his fight with Floyd Mayweather on May 2. It's an issue that has popped up in some of his previous fights, reports CBS Sports. Trainer Freddie Roach and Pacquiao are exploring all possible avenues, including using an anti-inflammatory cream, which the USADA cleared for usage, on Pacquiao's calves. The cream cost $1,800.
Two Filipinos will be among the cadets graduating from the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut this May, reports GMA News. The Philippine Coast Guard said it sponsored the two cadets—Niño Jhanus Aniban from Bantayan, Cebu and Sean Jayner Cabral from Calaca, Batangas—and sent them as international cadets to join USCGA Class of 2015.
Police Insp. Sofia Loren Deliu, a graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy Mandilaab class of 2014, is included on the official list of candidates for Miss Philippines Earth this year. Filipino-Romanian Deliu has confirmed to INQUIRER.net that she is joining the beauty pageant after PO2 Neil Perez bagged the Mister International title in a competition in Seoul, South Korea, in February.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz is urging the over 12,000 Filipinos who are illegally staying in Jordan to take advantage of the the 60-day amnesty period approved by the Jordan Ministry of Labor to correct their status, reports GMA News. Baldoz said concerned Filipino workers may legalize their stay by visiting the nearest Labor Directorates of the Ministry of Labor.
Second Lt. Rex Eduard Custorio became the first Filipino to graduate from Republic of Korea’s Air Force Academy in Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea. He entered the Philippine Military Academy in 2010, but that same year, the PMA sent him to continue his studies in South Korea as the first Filipino to study at the Air Force Academy, reports ABS-CBN News.