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President Aquino honors youth organizations in 12th TAYO Awards

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III led the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards ceremony held in Malacañang Palace on Tuesday to recognize the contributions of youth organizations to nation building. In his speech, President Aquino said that...
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Aquino meets with families of PNP-SAF 44, checks status of assistance being given

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday evening met anew with the families of the 44 troopers of the police’s Special Action Force (SAF) killed last month in an encounter with Moro rebels, to fulfill the government’s […]
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Tech guru guy Kawasaki partners with AARP on new web series

‘Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” Debuts at AARP.org WASHINGTON, D.C.,  – Technology entrepreneur and writer Guy Kawasaki is teaming up with AARP for a new web series about how people who are 50-plus can embrace technology. Debuting at www.aarp.org/guykawasakivideos,...
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Singapore hospital sacks Filipino nurse for ‘offensive’ online remarks

Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  – A Singapore government hospital sacked a Filipino nurse Friday for “offensive” remarks on social media, the latest in a string of foreigners dismissed from their jobs in the city-state for sparking controversy online. Tan […]
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VP Binay welcomes Japan’s pledge to hire more Filipino nurses, caregivers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday welcomed the commitment of Japanese ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa to increase the number of Filipino nurses and caregivers allowed to work in Japan. During his recent courtesy call at the Coconut Palace, […]
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US to bolster PHL labor inspection capacity with $1-M grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mabuhay) – The Philippines has hailed the $1- million technical assistance grant announced by Washington to strengthen workers’ rights through reforms in the country’s labor inspection capacity, saying such speed up compliance with global standards. “This is yet...
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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 […]