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VIDEO STORY: Padyak boy dreams of football

http://youtu.be/r2c7KqWhNbM Football's World Cup entranced millions around the globe, including twelve-year-old Chrisval de Castro from Tondo, Manila, a padyak boy who loves to do something else with his feet. An unusual passion in the urban poor community where he lives,...

Noynoy returns to Times Street after break

Apparent president-elect Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd has returned to his Times Street residence in Quezon City after a short vacation in his home province of Tarlac. Aquino, who continues to lead the May 10 election vote canvassing, had gone...

Dorm Alone

Just recently dormitories around the university belt area were inspected for their structural integrity and fire safety precautions to keep students from harm this school year. (Linus Guardian Escandor) College is associated with newfound independence; when most students look forward...

Taiwan pushes free trade accord with Philippines

TAIWAN’S envoy to the Philippines is pushing for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries to keep Taiwanese investments here as well as jobs for Filipino workers in the island-nation. “I personally hope the Philippines can sign an...

Exploring wildlife with GK children

FedEx volunteers help instill environmental awareness to Gawad Kalinga children during a trip to the Avilon Zoo in Rizal. Employees of FedEx Express (FedEx) recently led children from a Gawad Kalinga (GK) community on an eco tour to rediscover wildlife...

Lights, camera, bonding!

People with disability learn how to play native Filipibno games and taking photos at the same time. There ain’t any supermodel to take a shot of, a Hollywood star doing the catwalk. There’s only the vast lawn of green grass...

Maldives President Nasheed pardons 7 Filipino prisoners

THE government of Maldives has freed seven Filipino prisoners, the Department of Foreign Affairs reported Friday. In her report to the Foreign Affairs department, Philippine Ambassador to Dhaka (Bangladesh) Zenaida Tacorda Rabago said that Maldives’ President Mohamed Nasheed ordered...

E-passport system available in Malaysia

Following the lead of the Philippine Consulate-General (PCG) in Hong Kong and San Francisco, California, Filipinos in Los Angeles, California, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, may now avail themselves of the e- Passport system in their respective areas, the Department...

Congressmen vow to resurrect FOI

THE brazen killing of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill by the Fourteenth Congress in the House of Representatives by adjourning on Friday without gratifying the measure is temporary, three authors of the bill said over the weekend. Rep....

Palace thanks Congress for pro-poor efforts

Despite the non-ratification of the Freedom of Information (FoI) bill, Malacañang thanked the 14th Congress on Saturday for helping out the outgoing Arroyo administration in carrying out its pro-poor legacy programs and projects. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson and Press Undersecretary Rogelio...
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426 Filipino crew members stranded on ship in Port Melbourne, hundreds more in Sydney & Perth

426 Filipinos crew members are currently on the Golden Princess at Station Pier in Port Melbourne, and...
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Latest update on COVID-19 cases worldwide

updated: 1 April 2020, 10.00 pm AEDTSource: https://ncov2019.live/ Australia has now recorded a total of 4,862 positive cases of COVID-19...

Visa tips during the Coronavirus crisis

The travel restriction pertaining to banning non-citizens and non-residents from entering Australia has a variety of effects on temporary visa holders who...

Latest visa updates affecting travellers to and from Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic

To all our kababayans confused about who and what to follow amidst this ongoing pandemic we are all experiencing, please see below...

One-stop-shop online directory for all Australian COVID-19 and Telehealth clinics

Australians now have access to a single, one-stop-shop directory website to find all relevant information relating to nationwide COVID-19 clinics, pop up...