The Philippines is the second top destination for criminal suspects fleeing South Korea, reports The Korea Herald. It said China was the most favored destination for fugitives with 707 choosing to go there, followed by the Philippines with 283, Japan with 223 and Hong Kong with 165.
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Filipina businesswoman Sheila Lirio Marcelo is riding a wave of success with her Care.com, which connects parents with babysitters and nannies, the elderly with home healthcare providers and pet owners with walkers and sitters, reports Inquirer.net.
If you're a non-Filipino man who wants to marry a Filipina, pulling it off may be about to get tougher. You will soon need to prove your capacity to support your bride. A new bill passed on second reading in the House of Representatives last week mandating additional requirements for male foreigners to want to marry Filipinas, reports Asian Pacific Post.
Seventy-five heavily armed Filipino peacekeepers besieged by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights are ready to use “deadly force” to defend themselves, their commander said on August 29, reports Inquirer.net. The Filipino peacekeepers locked in a standoff with Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, who have taken 43 Fijian peacekeepers hostage after seizing their weapons.
A total of 1,951 Philippine-graduate nurses took the US National Licensure Examination (NCLEX), reports ABS-CBN News. The test was administered by the US National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (USNCSBN) from January to June this year.
A journalist in Saudi Arabia had a tearful reunion with her long-lost Filipino nanny after the news story on her search went viral on the Internet, reports Inquirer.net. A sister publication of Arab News, Sayidaty magazine, sponsored Rawan Radwan’s trip to Manila about a week ago. The report said Radwan lost contact with her nanny, Marie Luningning Bernardo- Bebit, in 1992.
Archivists at the US Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C. came across an unexpected treasure: a wooden box filled with 150 original, never-before-seen glass plate photos from the Spanish-American war, including scenes of the war in the Philippines, reports Georgia Newsday.
Only 16, Filipino-Canadian Christian David is already getting good press for his impressive showings in Canada's basketball scene, reports GMA News. Based on the classification set by North Pole Hoops (NPH), David is ranked as the top HS player in all of Canada for the class of 2017. He was also the unanimous MVP choice of NPH's Showcase last June.