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Court convicts mastermind of syndicate arranging fake marriages

| February 12, 2019
Court convicts mastermind of syndicate arranging fake marriages

The Immigration Department (ImmD) neutralised a crime syndicate arranging bogus marriages in a series of operations codenamed “Tracker” conducted since March 2017. A total of 37 Hong Kong and Mainland residents and foreign domestic helpers were arrested, including the mastermind of the syndicate who was a Hong Kong permanent resident aged 55. The mastermind was [...]

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A Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Surigao Del Norte

| February 8, 2019
A Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Surigao Del Norte

A MAGNITUDE 5.9 earthquake shook some parts of the Visayas and Mindanao Friday evening, with the epicenter located 28 kilometers southeast of General Luna in Surigao del Norte. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in an advisory that the tectonic quake, which struck at 7:55 p.m. Friday, had a depth of 19 [...]

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Hong Kong breaks record with more than 65 million visitors in 2018

| February 2, 2019
Hong Kong breaks record with more than 65 million visitors in 2018

The Director of Immigration, Mr. Tsang Kwok-wai, delivered a year-end review of the Immigration Department’s work in 2018 and its future outlook on February 1. In the report, the Hong Kong Immigration Department Director said that over 314 million passengers passed through Hong Kong’s control points in 2018, representing an increase of 5.1 percent over 2017. The total [...]

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Funding the Build Build Build Program

| January 20, 2019
Funding the Build Build Build Program

The Official Development Assistance (ODA), as defined in Republic Act 8182 – ODA Act of 1996, is a loan or a grant administered with the objective of promoting sustainable social and economic development and welfare of the Philippines. ODA resources must be contracted with governments of foreign countries with whom the Philippines has diplomatic, trade [...]

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Retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr. – PH’s richest man – dies at 94

| January 19, 2019
Retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr. – PH’s richest man – dies at 94

Business tycoon and SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr. passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 94, several reports confirmed. “With deep sadness, I would like to inform the group that our beloved Chairman Tatang, Mr. Henry Sy Sr., passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning. Please pray for the eternal [...]

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Mandatory medical check-up punishes, not helps, HK-based FDWs

| January 17, 2019
Mandatory medical check-up punishes, not helps, HK-based FDWs

  We in the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-Migrante-Hong Kong) express our strong opposition to the proposed mandatory medical check-up for all Filipino domestic workers (FDWs) in Hong Kong. On January 8, the Office of Labour Attaché of the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong issued a memorandum requiring all accredited recruitment agencies to [...]

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Spain offers 300-M euro financing for PH infrastructure projects

| January 17, 2019
Spain offers 300-M euro financing for PH infrastructure projects

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Wednesday welcomed Spain’s offer of a financing facility of up to 300 million euros to support government projects in the areas of infrastructure, agro-food and tourism. Spanish Ambassador-Designate Jorge Moragas informed Dominguez during their recent meeting about the proposed memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the mechanisms involving the 300-million [...]

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No need for birth certificate to renew passport: Locsin

| January 16, 2019
No need for birth certificate to renew passport: Locsin

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday signed a department order (DO) removing birth certificate as a requirement in renewing passports. Locsin, in his Twitter account posted a copy of the order, which according to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato, was signed around 5:30 p.m. With the department order, holders of old passports [...]

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OFW couple drowned in the Maldives while on honeymoon

| January 15, 2019
OFW couple drowned in the Maldives while on honeymoon

A Filipino couple drowned while they were on their honeymoon in the Maldives, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement, the DFA said local “authorities reported that the 29-year-old wife and her 30-year-old husband were guests in a resort in Dhiffushi island and were snorkeling when they started drowning. “Both were rescued [...]

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Spokesperson Panelo on the passport data breach

| January 14, 2019
Spokesperson Panelo on the passport data breach

The following statement was issued by Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on the passport data breach issue: “The passport data breach, which the Secretary of Foreign Affairs disclosed, is a serious and grave matter. “The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has been directed to investigate the incident in the Department of Foreign Affairs and ascertain whether certain [...]

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