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  • Suspects in Demafelis murder arrested
    The suspects in the murder of overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis in Kuwait have been arrested by Lebanese authorities, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) revealed on Friday evening. The post Suspects in Demafelis murder arrested appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Facebook post leads PH Embassy to distressed OFW in Kuwait
    A one-minute video, which became viral on Facebook, guided the Philippine Embassy to the location of a distressed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait. The post Facebook post leads PH Embassy to distressed OFW in Kuwait appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Palace summons US envoy to discuss intel report about Duterte
    Malacañang summoned on Thursday United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim following the US Intelligence Report branding President Rodrigo Duterte as “one of the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia.” The post Palace summons US envoy to discuss intel report about Duterte appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Gatchalian mulls review of labor pact with foreign countries to protect OFWs
    Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said on Thursday it is high time that the government should scrutinize the protection and labor laws in all countries where there are overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) following the brutal death of a Filipina worker in Kuwait. The post Gatchalian mulls review of labor pact with foreign countries to protect OFWs appeared first on
  • 3 ‘innovators’ from PH join elite list of world’s ‘social entrepreneurs’
    Three Filipino changemakers were inducted as Ashoka fellows in Taguig City on Wednesday night, bringing to nine the number of people in the country who are part of the world’s largest and most prestigious network of social innovators. The post 3 ‘innovators’ from PH join elite list of world’s ‘social entrepreneurs’ appeared first on Inquirer […]
  • Labor officials ‘slow to act on OFW deaths’
    Senators on Wednesday rebuked labor officials for being slow in responding to the deaths of migrant workers in Kuwait that have risen to 185 over the past two years. The post Labor officials ‘slow to act on OFW deaths’ appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Teehankee appointment as WTO representative deferred
    The Commission on Appointments deferred on Wednesday the confirmation of Ambassador Manuel Teehankee as the permanent representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The post Teehankee appointment as WTO representative deferred appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • Iloilo teacher in final ten for $1M Global Teacher Prize Award
    NEW YORK – Jesus Insilada, a proud member of the indigenous people’s Panay Bukidnon community in the Philippines, has been named a top 10 finalist for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018 based in London, United Kingdom. Now in its fourth year, the US $1 million prize money is the largest of its kind. […] The post Iloilo teacher in final ten for $1M Global Teacher Prize Award appeared first on
  • PH must protest US intel report on Duterte — Alvarez
    The Philippines must protest the United States’ alleged meddling in the country’s domestic affairs, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said following the release of a US intelligence report citing President Duterte as a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia.  The post PH must protest US intel report on Duterte — Alvarez appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.
  • DOLE mulls imposing deployment ban to only household service workers
    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is studying the possibility of narrowing the deployment ban in Kuwait to household service workers (HSWs) only. The post DOLE mulls imposing deployment ban to only household service workers appeared first on Inquirer Global Nation.

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      The powerful chant in the beginning of "The Circle of Life" is so enduring that it is easily recognizable from the first note. The Zulu intro to Disney's "The Lion King"---which translates to "Here comes a lion"---ushers an image of the sun rising over the savanna and animals gathering before Pride Rock. Over 90 million people have seen the theatrical production of "The Lion King." After two decades, the blockbuster has earned $8 billion and over 70 awards. Now, "The Lion King" is finally playing in Manila---the first leg of its first-ever international tour. The musical runs […]
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  • First Fil-Am Federal Judge Lorna Schofield: ‘I had no Filipino consciousness growing up’
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  • After Florida shooting, ‘Honor how kids want to deal with their feelings’
      With so much coverage of last week's grisly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students, parents and others are struggling to cope. Christine Sylvest, a child psychologist in Rockville, Maryland, has a unique perspective. She grew up in Coral Springs, Florida, and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, the site of the shooting that left 17 people dead. She moved with her family to Ashburn, Virginia, before her senior year in 1995. "For me, this was my high school," she said in an interview with Kaiser Health News on Wednesday. "I can image being […]
  • Clarifying California’s rules on work breaks
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  • Class action suit filed against U.S. denial of green cards to TPS holders
      WASHINGTON, DC -- Immigrant rights advocates sued officials of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Department of Homeland Security in a federal district court in New York on Feb. 22, for "unlawful" practice against holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) visas.   The lawsuit challenges the government's denial of lawful permanent resident status (green cards) to TPS visa holders based on an alleged misinterpretation of the law. The filed the class actionlawsuit   The plaintiffs allege that Congress intended a grant of TPS to be an […]
  • 5 tips for Spring Break done right
      Spring break is just around the corner, and the question is, are you ready for an adventure? Here are the only tips you will need to enjoy a holiday as stress-free as possible, whether it's just by yourself or with family and/or friends.   Plan ahead When going on a trip with a group, you need more time and effort for planning. Having different schedules, budgets, and preferences can be quite a challenge to bring together compared with traveling alone or with a single partner. List your #travelgoals beforehand. Be on the lookout for airfare promos, travel deals, […]
  • Michael ‘Hammer Fist’ Farenas returns to the ring
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  • Directing a step out of Jericho’s comfort zone
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  • Best multiple portrayals on the tube
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