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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 […]
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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. […]