Duterte wants OFWs in Saudi repatriated

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the repatriation of stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were affected by the financial crisis in Saudi Arabia. Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said Duterte issued the directive during a Cabinet meeting last Monday in Malacañan. “The president wants to repatriate …

Children of Mindanao tribesmen turn dreams into success

“MAHIRAP po pero kinaya namin kaya masaya ako dahil marunong na akong gumawa ng accessories at magtahi ng sarili naming attire,” mused Christian Ditan, a Grade 6 pupil of Lamlifew Elementary School. “Ang aking karanasan sa loob ng apat na buwan ay ang beadsmaking at paggawa ng sariling damit. Masaya …

Full text of ‘The War at Home’ by Chip Tsao

(We are reprinting the controversial opinion piece written by Chip Tsao for a Hongkong-based magazine. The piece has been removed from the magazine’s website.) The Russians sank a Hong Kong freighter last month, killing the seven Chinese seamen onboard. We can live with that-—Lenin and Stalin were once the ideological …

Mindanao solons support creation of Philippine Rubber Authority

KIDAPAWAN City – To uplift the lives of small rubber planters, North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Bernardo Piñol filed a House Bill in Congress creating the Philippine Rubber Authority (PhilRA) to promote, manage and support the rubber industry in the Philippines. Comparative study conducted by his office, shows that the …

10,000 Pinoy workers needed in Canada – DOLE

Manitoba, Canada would need about 10,000 skilled and professional Filipino workers in 2008, the Department of Labor and Employment announced yesterday. Labor Secretary Arturo Brion made the announcement after signing the memorandum of understanding that will facilitate deployment of overseas Filipino workers to the Canadian province. “(Based on) my conservative …