Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong voiced dismay over the reported harassment of Filipinos organizing a Philippine Independence Day event there, reports GMA News. Lee, in a post on his Facebook page dated Saturday morning, branded as "a disgrace to Singapore" those who harassed the organizers by spamming their Facebook page.
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Manila’s ranking among the world's "global cities" fell by 12 notches in 2014, but according to a US-based consulting firm the Philippine capital is likely to progress in the next decade, reports Interaksyon.com.
Over a hundred Filipino teachers in Maryland may soon lose their American dream after their employer announced it will not likely continue sponsoring their work visas, reports ABS-CBN News/Balitang America. The school system in Prince George County sent letters to about 150 foreign teachers — most of them from the Philippines — about the discontinuation.
A Filipino migrant worker in Saudi Arabia is currently detained and will soon be sent home after he was caught in possession of pornographic pictures, reports GMA News. The pictures, he said, were in the archives folder of an external hard drive that was confiscated from him by Saudi authorities last January 29 upon his arrival in Jeddah from a vacation in the Philippines.
After a Filipino casualty in the United Arab Emirates, an overseas Filipino worker who recently arrived in Manila was tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), reports Inquirer.net. Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Wednesday the OFW, who is a nurse, had contact with the victim who died in UAE. The male health worker is now quarantined.
Most Philippine employers still look at fresh graduates' alma mater in choosing whom to hire, with a majority of them favoring those from top schools. But they are not discounting graduates from other colleges and universities, reports Rappler.com, citing Jobstreet.com Philippines' Fresh Graduates 2014 Job & Salary Report.
After experiencing one of the worst typhoons in history, the Philippines is ready to share its knowledge via a dialogue it will host in September. Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Cecilia Rebong said, “The Philippines is ready to host the 2nd Disaster Response Dialogue (DRD) in Manila on 11 and 12 September 2014,” reports ABS-CBN News.
Filipino seafarers now have an assurance of continued protection in the international community, after the Philippines was elected vice chair of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) in Geneva, reports GMA News.