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Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Live in Caregivers in Canada have received some bad news lately. The Canadian government did warn the public that major changes were being drafted to amend the live-in caregiver program but it now seems that caregivers will not automatically become permanent residence […]
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New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

Household income, consumer spending, and poverty levels vary widely among AAPI groups WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A new research report from AARP reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50+. When viewed as a whole, AAPIs appear more financially...
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PHL jobless rate, excluding Leyte, down to 6% in Oct. – PSA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The number of jobless Filipinos who belong to the labor force fell in October from a year earlier while those working additional hours or holding more than one job went up, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Wednesday. […]
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Solon seeks stricter SALN filing rules

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker from Sorsogon has proposed a bill to strengthen existing anti-corruption laws in the country. Sorsogon 1st District Representative Evelina Escudero recommended in House Bill 4783, or the “Enhanced Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for […]
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New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were […]
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Asian American and Pacific Islanders more likely to be family caregivers

AARP releases first of three-part research series on AAPIs age 50+ WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to new report released today from AARP, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. […]
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Aquino tells APEC CEOs: “There is no better time to invest in the Philippines than now”

BEIJING, China (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged various potential investors on Sunday to do business in the country, underscoring that “there is no better time to invest in the Philippines than now,” given its steady economic growth. […]
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Fresh grads on job hunt need not pay fees for govt docs, says solon in bill filed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fresh graduates applying for a job may no longer need to shell out money to get the requisite pre-employment documents from government if the bill filed by Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita Suansing becomes a law. Under House […]
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Senate urged to pass bill seeking P50,000 credit assistance to OFWs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Monday urged his colleagues to pass the bill providing P50,000 credit assistance to overseas Filipino workers. Angara said a similar bill has already been approved on second reading at the House […]
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Gov’t, private sector must work together to sustain growth of BPO sector: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government and the private sector must continue to work together to sustain the success of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, President Benigno S. Aquino III has said. The story of the BPO industry in the […]