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Restrictions on OFW deployment to high-risk areas remain in force, says Baldoz

By Lolit Acosta Due to increasing pressure on the issue of providing safety nets for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) strongly reiterated early this week that restrictions against the processing and deployment of OFWs […]

San Francisco cops to hold training program in PHL

By Lolit Acosta A GROUP of law enforcers from the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) are due in Manila to conduct training programs with their counterparts at the Philippine National Police (PNP) and visit police stations in Metro Manila and […]

Sharon Cuneta falls onstage at her birthday concert

Sharon Cuneta worried thousands of fans when she took a tumble onstage at her sold out birthday concert held at the Araneta Coliseum. In the middle of doing the twist, the “megastar” toppled over, but quickly got up and even […]

Facebook, secondhand TV spread eating disorders across the world

For parents who think flicking off the tube – or possibly transplanting their kids to a remote island like Fiji – will rescue their teens from the lure of sex, drugs and bulimia pervasive on reality shows, you’ll have to […]

Donaire on a title fight with Montiel Feb. 19 in Las Vegas

ANAHEIM, December 3, 2010 (AFP) – Filipino bantamweight star Nonito Donaire will try to stay on course for the February 19 showdown with world champion Fernando Montiel at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Former world flyweight champion Donaire, […]

The Qurino High School Batch 75 to hold get together in Chino Hills

The Qurino High School Batch 75 will hold a get together at Bitangas’s residence in Chino Hills.  They are calling all their batch mates to get in touch with the group to join them for their upcoming reunion in the Philippines. […]

‘Golden voice’ Ted Williams admits drinking, heads to rehab

Los Angeles (CNN) – Ted Williams, the homeless “golden voice” internet sensation, voluntarily checked into substance abuse rehab for his alcohol and drug dependency after admitting on a television show that he was still drinking, a spokeswoman for “The Dr....

Philippine traffic woes worsen as car sales boom

By Mynardo Macaraig MANILA, January 13, 2011 (AFP) – Lawyer Meg Gutierrez gets up before dawn in an effort to beat the worst of Manila’s traffic but still ends up spending almost two hours driving the short distance to work. […]

Cebu Pacific to invest $1bn, hire 2,000

MANILA, January 13, 2011 (AFP) – Top Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific said Thursday it would invest a billion dollars in new aircraft and hire 2,000 more staff over four years as it boosts its international operations. The planned investment centres […]

Aquino under fire over Porsche

MANILA, January 13, 2011 (AFP) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Thursday he had splashed out on a luxury Porsche sportscar, sparking criticism in a country where a third of the population live on less than a dollar a day. […]