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Philippines’ Duterte fierce attack on ‘hypocritical’ EU

Philippines’ Duterte fierce attack on ‘hypocritical’ EU

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched an expletive-laden attack on the European Union after it condemned his brutal crackdown on crime. Mr Duterte said the EU parliament was acting out of guilt after it called on him to halt “the current wave of extrajudicial executions and killings”. He said “hypocritical” former colonial powers like France and Britain were trying to atone for their own sins. Since Mr Duterte took office on 30 June about 3,000 … Read entire article »

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Hanggang P2-M na pautang, naghihintay sa mga umuwing OFW

Hanggang P2-M na pautang, naghihintay sa mga umuwing OFW

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Habang patuloy ang patayan na resulta ng kampanya ng Duterte administration laban sa droga, kumusta naman ang mga OFW na nawalan ng trabaho sa ibang bansa at kailangang makapagsimula muli dito sa Pilipinas? May tulong na ba silang natatanggap mula sa gobyerno? Bandila, September 08, 2016, Huwebes (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); … Read entire article »

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Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded OFWs

Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded OFWs

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said Saturday it would within days send government missions to Saudi Arabia to help thousands of jobless Filipinos left stranded across the kingdom after the plunge in oil prices. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The first batch of officials would fly to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday “to provide immediate humanitarian, legal, and other consular assistance to the overseas Filipino workers stranded in work … Read entire article »

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Duterte wants OFWs in Saudi repatriated

Duterte wants OFWs in Saudi repatriated

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said Duterte issued the directive during a Cabinet meeting last Monday in Malacañan. “The president wants to repatriate the stranded workers. He said they should be given assistance immediately,” Panelo told reporters … Read entire article »

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Future doctors, the country needs you – PH VP Robredo

Future doctors, the country needs you – PH VP Robredo

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It’s common to hear aspiring doctors from the Philippines aiming to migrate to countries like the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom to practice their respective degrees and specialisations. Among the primary reasons would be better career opportunities and the chance to earn a higher salary than what their home country can offer. Philippine Vice President, Leni Robredo, would like future Filipino doctors … Read entire article »

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Embassy of the Philippines in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Embassy of the Philippines in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ADDRESS: Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Site D3 Collector Road C Diplomatic Quarter P.O. Box 94366 11693 Riyadh Saudi Arabia (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); TELEPHONE: (+966) 11 482-3559 (+966) 11 480-1918 FAX: (+966) 11 488-3945 EMAIL: rype@riyadhpe.com consular@philembassy-riyadh.org WEBSITE: riyadhpe.dfa.gov.ph OFFICE HOURS: HEAD OF MISSION Mr Ezzedin H. Tago, Ambassador Philippines in Saudi Arabia: In addition to the embassy in Riyadh, the Philippines also has a consulate general in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia in the Philippines: Saudi Arabia maintains an embassy in Manila. The Philippine embassy is one … Read entire article »

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PH embassy help sought for tetanus-hit Filipino in Saudi

PH embassy help sought for tetanus-hit Filipino in Saudi

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); RIYADH—The human rights group Migrante-Middle East has called on the Philippine Embassy to help a Filipino overseas worker who has been in hospital with tetanus for more than two months and whose condition is deteriorating. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “His employer is willing to cooperate with the Philippine Embassy for his repatriation although this is not possible at present because he’s very … Read entire article »

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Group calls on legislator to probe OFW deaths in Saudi Arabia

Group calls on legislator to probe OFW deaths in Saudi Arabia

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); MANILA, Philippines – A migrant workers’ group has called on Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello to probe into the unsolved deaths of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia and other parts of the Middle East. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Gerry De Guzman, Migrante-Saudi Arabia Vice-Chairperson for the Eastern region, said that during a dialogue with Bello, head of the House committee on Overseas Workers Affairs (COWA), … Read entire article »

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OFWs warned against financial scams

OFWs warned against financial scams

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); MANILA, Philippines – Filipino migrant workers have been warned against financial scams that are circulating on the internet. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This, after the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, received complaints from Filipinos in Malaysia and in other countries victimized by the swindlers. The embassy said the swindlers often target women workers with well-paying jobs in reputable companies. The swindlers also use the names of Malaysian … Read entire article »

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Middle East Medical Index

Middle East Medical Index

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Middle East Medical Index (MEMI) 31st Edition, is a highly specialized and organized drug reference compiled for the benefit of the medical professional listing 2675 products from 118 manufacturers.The five sections of the Index facilitate retrieval of information easily and efficiently. The Middle East Medical Index is considered today to be the most comprehensive drug reference in the Middle East Arab world. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || … Read entire article »

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DOLE suspends agency of OFW who died of acid burns, stab wounds in Saudi

DOLE suspends agency of OFW who died of acid burns, stab wounds in Saudi

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has suspended the recruitment agency of the domestic helper in Saudi Arabia who died of acid burns and stab wounds early this month. In a phone interview, Labor Attache David Des Dicang of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Eastern Region Operations (POLO-ERO) said the DOLE has temporarily suspended the Manila-based PRA Solidworks Manpower Resources & Promotion, the agency of Romilyn Eroy-Ibañez. Ibañez, … Read entire article »

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It’s hot and humid

It’s hot and humid

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It’s very hot and humid. I went out of our flat down 2 floors and back and my shirt got damp with sweat. I think of the workers labouring under the hot sun, and I say to myself I have no right to complain. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); … Read entire article »

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Tell somebody to do something about the sun

Tell somebody to do something about the sun

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many patients come into the clinic complaining of headache and dizziness because of the extreme heat & expect of cure. I heard a sister (nurse) say, “tell somebody to do something about the sun”. Good luck to that. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); … Read entire article »

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