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PHL, New Zealand to launch working holiday scheme

Another significant milestone in Philippines-New Zealand bilateral relations has been reached with the launch of the Working Holiday Scheme (WHS). Effective 05 February 2014, Filipinos and New Zealanders, ages 18 to 30 years, will be able to apply for the WHS visa allowing them...
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Hong Kong imposes sanctions on PHL over hostage drama

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong announced Wednesday it was imposing sanctions on the Philippines because of its “unacceptable” failure to apologize for a deadly hostage crisis more than three years ago. The current visa-free arrangement for visiting Philippine diplomats and officials...
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NO APOLOGIES: PHL stands firm in diplomatic row with Hong Kong

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines insisted Thursday it would not apologize for a 2010 hostage crisis in which Hong Kong tourists died, saying its response to the tragedy had been generous and compassionate. The statement came after the Hong Kong government announced on Wednesday it...
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Israel grants Filipina X-Factor winner license to sing

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A 47-year-old Filipina caregiver who won Israel’s X-Factor talent show has been granted permission to earn a living as a singer in the Jewish state, officials said on Monday. Rose Fostanes, the only foreign contestant on the show, moved to Israel six years ago,...
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Great way to Experience Korea: Koreastay

For anyone who wants to visit Korea at a competitive price and also experience the family culture of Korea first hand, this is the perfect program. In a nutshell, this program provides Korean families who welcome foreign tourists for short/extended stay at their homes. Of course,...
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Father Can Sponsor Son He Never Knew He Had

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I have a complicated and complex case. I became an immigrant in the year 2006. I was sponsored by my mother who was working in Canada for many years. In 2006 I came to Canada with a brother and a sister. We were all single and students at the time. Before...
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Pacquiao wwept up in Linsanity

Boxing champ to meet with Jeremy Lin in New York  tomorrow By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 – Like much of America, Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao has been swept up in Linsanity. “I’m so proud of Jeremy Lin,” Pacquiao told Balita Media after a press...
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Joel Bander faces more legal problems as more victims surface

By Rhony Laigo JOEL BANDER, the lawyer who now claims to have been set up probably by his own victims or by those who have an axe to grind against him in what is turning out to be a celebrated sex scandal that he allegedly committed in the Philippines, may yet face more legal...
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Dr. Manny Calayan: We were never shut down

Dr. Manny Calayan speaks to the media and says operations at the Calayan clinic in Los Angeles never stopped despite a sting conducted by the Medical Board last year.
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‘We were never shut down’ – Dr. Manny Calayan

By Rhony Laigo LOS ANGELES – Contrary to reports, the Calayan Surgicentre Corp. never stopped operations despite a reported sting last August by the California Medical Board that alleged that the clinic of the famous Filipino plastic surgeon was conducting illegal surgical...