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78% of Filipino housemaids without a weekly day off

A recent social media controversy in Kuwait stirred up regarding the working week of domestic helpers in Kuwait. The reality is that the vast majority of domestic workers do not get a weekly day of.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 10th, 2018

WATCH: UAE vlogger defends OFWs against Kuwaiti influencer

MANILA, Philippines – An Emirati video blogger has taken up the cudgels for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) following the viral rant of Kuwaiti beauty blogger Sondos Al Qattan against a new policy giving domestic workers in Kuwait a weekly day off and the right to keep their passports. In a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

By Tamara Qiblawi and Gianluca Mezzofiore/CNN – A Kuwaiti Instagram star has slammed new regulations requiring a weekly day off for Filipino domestic workers in the country, with her comments drawing the ire of social media users. “The new laws that have been passed are like a pathetic film,” said Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Weekly PC download charts: ‘PUBG’, ‘GTA V’, ‘FFXV’ and ‘Jurassic World’ hold steady during sales

With week two of an annual mid-year sale taking place on PC gaming's Steam download service, its top five remains largely unchanged from the week before; "Wreckfest" charges to the top of the GamersGate ranking, while Filipino-inspired horror "Tanggal" sneaks up on Itch.io number one "Baldi's Basics". The second week of the Steam Summer Sale sees its revenue-based top five best-seller chart unchanged, save for "Grand Theft Auto V" and the "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" Sanhok Event Pass swapping places in positions 2 and 3 respectively. Otherwise, "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" itself, lavish fantasy adventure "Final Fantasy XV", and the recently released dinosaur theme park ...Keep on reading: Weekly PC download charts: ‘PUBG’, ‘GTA V’, ‘FFXV’ and ‘Jurassic World’ hold steady during sales.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Spokesman: Duterte orders lifting of labor ban to Kuwait

An official says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait after talks eased a dispute over the plight of Filipina housemaids in the oil-.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Sotto hits Kuwait over ejection, arrest of PH embassy execs

    Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III lashed out at the Kuwaiti government on Thursday for its treatment of Philippine embassy officials and staff embroiled in the rescue mission of distressed Filipino housemaids there.   "Your question is whether it's right for them to treat our embassy officials that way? I don't think so," Sotto said at a regular forum in the Senate.   "I was trying to be diplomatic --- pero bottom line, kung ayaw nila sa atin, ayaw din naman natin sa kanila eh, mas lalo namang ayaw natin," he added.   While he recognized that Kuwait has to impose its own rules and laws, Sotto said the Philippine embas...Keep on reading: Sotto hits Kuwait over ejection, arrest of PH embassy execs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Kuwait arrests 2 Pinoys for helping OFWs escape

Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers’ homes as Ambassador Renato Villa came under fire for comments about the Philippine embassy’s work in rescuing abused Filipino workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Manila-Maldives direct flight deal inked

    Spending the holidays on the tranquil and picturesque beaches of the Maldives would soon be a lot easier for Filipino travelers as an air services agreement paving the way for direct flights between the two countries was signed by officials on Tuesday.   The agreement entered into by Manila and Male allows for an initial 1,200 seats that can be flown weekly by designated airlines.   The Department of Transportation (DOTr) noted though that because of the Philippines' pocket open skies policy, "flights originating from or destined for points outside Manila will be unlimited."   After months of letter exchanges, the agreement was fin...Keep on reading: Manila-Maldives direct flight deal inked.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Weekly religious services: Muslims highest in attendance, Catholics lowest in continuing decline

By Camille A. Aguinaldo NEARLY half of Filipinos attend religious services weekly, with Muslims holding the highest record in weekly attendance, according to the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Results from the survey indicated that 46% of the 1,200 Filipino respondents who were interviewed face-to-face attended religious services weekly, 34% attended monthly, and 18% […] The post Weekly religious services: Muslims highest in attendance, Catholics lowest in continuing decline appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Only 41% of Catholics go to church weekly – SWS

About 46 percent of Filipino adults, whatever their religion, attend religious services at least once a week, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll taken in the last quarter of 2017 showed. On the other hand, only 41 percent of Catholics attend religious services weekly. And yet about 81.4 percent of Filipinos are Catholic, according to 2015 figures from Pew Research Center. Results of the survey,conducted onDec. 8to 6, 2017 among 1,200 adults, were released by the SWS on Holy Wednesday, March 28. "The proportion of those who attend religious servicesweeklywas highest among Muslims at 98 percent, followed by Other Christians(defined as Christiansother than Catholics and Ig...Keep on reading: Only 41% of Catholics go to church weekly – SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

June Mar bags PBA Player of the Week honors

Four-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo’s size, skills and experience worked beautifully for San Miguel Beer, which went on to complete a 4-1 semifinal series win over Barangay Ginebra to march to its fourth straight Philippine Cup Finals stint Saturday night. The 6-10 Fajardo averaged 20.67 points and 12.67 rebounds to earn the PBA Press Corps Player of Week for the period of March 13-18, keying the Beermen’s victories in Games 4 and 5 to keep their All-Filipino conference “four-peat” bid alive. Stung by Ginebra’s 95-87 win in Game 3 last Tuesday, the Cebuano big man finished with a double-double stats line of 14 points and 13 rebounds, engineering SMB’s blazing start as the Beermen hammered the Gin Kings, 102-81 two days later. San Miguel, then finished off Ginebra’s Finals aspirations as the 28-year-old Fajardo barrelled his way in for 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the floor, along with 9 rebounds, 3 assists and a block in 100-94 win in Game 5. While Marcio Lassiter, Arwind Santos and Alex Cabagnot also dished off excellent performances in San Miguel’s sensational back-to-back wins, Fajardo earned the nod for the weekly citation. With a league-best 24 PBA titles at hand, San Miguel Beer looks to extend its domination of the Philippine Cup since reigning supreme in the season-opening conference from 2015 to 2017. The 2017 Philippine Cup conquest in fact, gave SMB the Perpetual Jun Bernardino trophy. San Miguel now awaits the winner of the other semifinal series between sister team Magnolia and NLEX. The Hotshots took Game 5 Sunday night, 87-78 to gain the driver’s seat, 3-2. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Super Marcio s clutch performance wins him PBA PoW

Marcio Lassiter highlighted his explosive performance in the PBA Philippine Cup semifinals by making the game-winning putback to give San Miguel a 2-0 series lead over Barangay Ginebra. Lassiter’s back-to-back hot-shooting performances earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of March 6-11. The 30-year-old Lassiter kicked off the All-Filipino conference Final Four by knocking down five triples as San Miguel administered a 102-90 beating of a weary Ginebra side last Friday. The former Smart-Gilas shooter finished that game with 17 points, five rebounds and the same number of assists in 30 minutes as he more than made up for four-time league MVP June Mar Fajardo’s quiet offense in Game 1. Two days later, the PBA’s fourth overall pick in 2011 completed SMB’s comeback from a 15-point deficit by scoring a putback off Fajardo’s missed layup to seal the Beermen’s heart-stopping 104-102 overtime win. The Beermen are now up, 2-0 in the best-of-seven semifinal series against the crowd darlings. Lassiter was on target in Game 2 after firing 25 points, laced with four three-pointers, to go along with eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in 46 minutes of action. “Super Marcio” averaged 21 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the Beermen’s semifinal victories to beat teammates Fajardo and Arwind Santos, along with NLEX’s Cyrus Baguio and Kiefer Ravena for the weekly citation. The Beermen will be gunning for a commanding 3-0 series bulge come Tuesday when they take on the Gin Kings anew at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

‘Buhay na Buhay,’ new NCCA TV series on arts and culture, premieres Feb. 17

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has launched a new TV documentary series on the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Philippines. The series is aimed at imparting deeper knowledge on the multicultural dynamics of the Filipinos, NCCA officials said. Titled "Buhay na Buhay," the eight-part weekly show in Filipino presents the different layers of the Philippine culture, a result of the many outside cultures, the introduction of religion, trade and colonization. The program is based on former NCCA chair Felipe de Leon's concept of eight cultures from the precolonial, pre-Islamic culture to the contemporary. The cultures are still "buhay na buhay," or ...Keep on reading: ‘Buhay na Buhay,’ new NCCA TV series on arts and culture, premieres Feb. 17.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Cabinet discusses Duterte’s ‘sudden’ Filipino worker ban

KUWAIT: The Cabinet holds its weekly meeting yesterday. -- KUNA KUWAIT: Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah briefed the Cabinet yesterday about Philippine Preside.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Ateneo coach Silva on 3 Eaglets in NBTC 24: ‘They deserve to be there’

Ateneo de Manila High School is undefeated in the UAAP 80 Juniors Basketball Tournament. And with a lineup as talented and as deep as they have, the Blue Eaglets are expected to go all the way to the Finals – and even get the championship. Led by three players in the top five in terms of Statistical Points (SPs) in the UAAP in second-running Kai Sotto, third-running SJ Belangel, and fourth-running Dave Ildefonso, indeed, no team is as talented and as deep as the kids from Katipunan. For head coach Joe Silva, those three are only worthy of being mentioned as top talent not only in the UAAP, but also the entire Philippines. “The three of them really are blue-chip talents sa high school,” he said. The first-ever NBTC Chooks-to-Go 24 high school player rankings seems to agree with him as in the initial list revealed last Monday, Sotto was deemed the top talent among all players taking part in the NCAA, UAAP, CESAFI (Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc.), MMBL (Metro Manila Basketball League), and FCAAF (Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation). The NBTC Chooks-to-Go 24 is a weekly ranking of high school players which will ultimately be used to select the participants in the annual SM-NBTC High School All-Star Game at the MOA Arena. There, Belangel was ranked fifth while Ildefonso was eighth. That means that Ateneo has three players in the top eight in all of the Philippines. In Silva’s eyes, there is no doubt that his three prized prospects are nothing but deserving of their ranks. “They deserve to be there,” he said. That statement is even truer for Sotto, the towering teen who has long had scouts drooling about his potential. “If you put him in another team, he’d dominate, double-double yan easily. We’re not about individual stuff, but it’s not a surprise that Kai’s number one,” he said. The 7-foot-1, 15-year-old has per game counts of 12.6 points in 53.7 percent shooting, 12.6 rebounds, and 4.9 blocks in just 23.2 minutes of play. Silva was quick to remind Sotto, Belangel, and Ildefonso, however, “Good for them, pero they shouldn’t settle. They should work harder, stay humble, and focus on their studies.” The Blue Eaglets mentor, though, would also like to see two more names of his players on the NBTC Chooks-to-Go 24. “For me, Jason Credo and Joaqui Manuel should be there. Maybe they’re being overshadowed kasi medyo malakas yung team namin kaya they don’t get their numbers,” he said. He then continued, “Pero versatility-wise, value to the team, I believe they should be there.” Manuel has been their breakout player with averages of 11.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.6 assists while Credo has been their glue guy with norms of 10.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.6 steals. Manuel and Credo’s next chance to get on the list will be next Monday when the new rankings will be released. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

‘Citizen Pinoy’ wins media award for serving overseas Filipinos

DALY CITY, California --- "Citizen Pinoy," a weekly program dubbed as TFC's "passport to immigration information," won the Television Journalism Award -- Best Regular TV Program Category in the 2017 Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards last month. Attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel, a U.S. immigration attorney and host of "Citizen Pinoy," received the award at a ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila during International Migrants Day, December 18. Gurfinkel said that he was "really humbled and honored about the award because it represents the recognition of the Filipino Overseas Worker and the sacrifices they have made, especially those in Ame...Keep on reading: ‘Citizen Pinoy’ wins media award for serving overseas Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Atom Araullo to host new travel show

Award-winning TV host Atom Araullo is adding a fresh new take on traveling as he explores new adventures in exciting destinations in the Philippines via a weekly 30-minute travel show “Adventure Your Way.” Unlike any other travel show, the show invites Filipino viewers to shape the travel experience of Araullo by sharing their bucket lists [...] The post Atom Araullo to host new travel show appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Weekly Reflections: The innocents’ blood

Every December 31, our country commemorates the death anniversary of a Filipino martyr, Dr. Jose Rizal, who was mercilessly executed for courageously exposing and opposing with his pen the barbaric powers of the Spanish crown. His blood and those of other Filipino martyrs who came before and after him had nourished our struggles for genuine freedom and independence......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

UE's 49-point man Alvin Pasaol is undisputed Player of the Week

University of the East’s Alvin Pasaol almost scored 50 points over defending champions De La Salle University last Wednesday.   And he did that with a hurt ankle. Rewriting a 15-year-old UAAP record for local cagers, Pasaol is hands down the Chooks-to-Go UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week. But even with the spotlight beaming brightly over him, the 21-year-old cager said he was simply giving what his mentor and team asked of him. “Nilaro ko lang 'yung talagang best ko na hinihingi ni manong sa akin. Nag-stick lang talaga (ako) sa game plan namin. Salamat din sa mga teammates ko kasi hindi ko naman makukuha 'yung 49 points kung [hindi dahil sa kanila],” he said after registering 49 points on a 20-for-30 shooting clip in a 100-106 stand against the powerhouse Green Archers. The Davao native is the first Filipino to breach the 40 points in a game in over a decade. Jeff Napa, who is now Colegio de San Juan de Letran's head coach, once scored 43 on August 22, 2002. Pasaol, who beat Matt Nieto of Ateneo de Manila University, Jerrick Ahanmisi of Adamson University, and Ben Mbala of DLSU for the weekly plum, also furthered his legend in UE's basketball lore after besting Allan Caidic and James Yap’s personal bests of 46 and 36 points, respectively.   'Alvin is different compared to (Jun) Limpot, Allan (Caidic) [na] nahawakan ko sa amateur. Alvin is like akala mo, hindi nya alam yung play, parang hindi nakikinig pero once you start the play, he knows it,” head coach Derrick Pumaren said of his prized ward. Pasaol would then ride on the momentum of his milestone mark by scoring 32 points just last Sunday to will the UE past University Sto. Tomas, leaving the Growling Tigers the only winless team after the UAAP’s first round hostilities. The stocky forward is currently norming 22.4 points a game. He’s also averaging 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per outing. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2017

Weekly Reflections: A theology of non-conformity

To claim as the only Christian nation in Asia, yet the second most corrupt in the region is a great contradiction. Thus, many Filipino Christians felt disillusioned by this startling reality. Why is it that there seem to be a big gap between Christian faith and practice in our country today?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 19th, 2017

SC affirms no financial assistance decision to Banco Filipino - Manila Bulletin

SC affirms no financial assistance decision to Banco Filipino - Manila Bulletin.....»»

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