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Philippines among ten happiest countries in the world

The Philippines is among the 10 happiest countries in the world, according to a recent survey by a US-based polling firm. US based polling firm Gallup Inc. said that the…

Roach: Pacquiao agreed to return in September 2013

Hall of Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach wants his top fighter, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, to return to the ring in September 2013 instead of April. “(April) is too soon,” Roach…

’3 Kings’ of jueteng BARED: Mike Arroyo, ex-DILG Chief & Top Cop

By Marlon Ramos Then First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, then Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno and whoever was the Philippine National Police chief were known as the “Three Kings” of…

TV5 invades Canada

TV5, the fast-rising Kapatid Network in the Philippines, invades Canadian TV and promises to change the viewing habits of Filipinos living in Canada. “Our goal is to expand all over…

NBI files syndicated estafa raps vs 17 bank execs

By Florence F. Hibionada/PNS Criminal charges of Syndicated Estafa have been filed by the National Bureau of Investigation Western Visayas Regional Office 6 (NBI WEVRO 6) against 17 bank personalities…

The Pacman dedicates fight vs Marquez to typhoon victims

By Roy Luarca Manny Pacquiao’s aggression against Juan Manuel Marquez’s anticipation. The Filipino hero’s sudden lunges and explosive combinations against the Mexican icon’s calculated, well-timed counterpunches. These contrasting styles will…

‘Fugitive’ priest to media, critics: ‘Please spare my family’

By Florence F. Hibionada/PNS Reverend Father Lowe Dongor, surrendered United States Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) fugitive issued a public apology hours before last night’s return to American soil. In a…

FBI fugitive Ilonggo priest surrenders to NBI

By Florence F. Hibionada/PNS Ilonggo Catholic priest, Reverend Father Lowe Dongor who is subject of manhunt by United States (US) authorities have surrendered. Officially tagged as US “Federal Bureau of…

29 Outstanding Overseas Filipinos and Foreign Organizations Chosen for the 2012

29 Outstanding Overseas Filipinos and Foreign Organizations Chosen for the 2012 Presidential Awards In time for the celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos, President Benigno S. Aquino III will…

CFO Conducts Manila Consultative Meeting for December Confab on Migration Trends

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), in cooperation with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and with the support from the European Union’s (EU) Initiative “Migration European Union…

Metropolis Asia Launches Website

Metropolis Asia Launches Website Metropolis Asia is now online! The website www.metropolisasia.org, recently launched by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), was created in collaboration with the other members of…

CFO Supports Passage of the Amended Overseas Absentee Voting Act

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) supports the passage of Senate Bill 3312 or An Act Amending Republic Act No. 9189 otherwise known as The Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) Act…

End game on sin tax up

By Macon Ramos-Araneta Senate vote for the bill seen today. Senator Franklin Drilon, the acting chairman of the Senate ways and means committee, said he expected senators to vote for…

Senate sidesteps Sin tax bill for RH Bill

By Macon Ramos-Araneta Senators voted Monday to take up amendments to the long-delayed reproductive health bill before deciding on the sin tax bill, which President Benigno Aquino III has certified…

Zambo: Teacher kills self after losing all his money in scam

By Julie Alipala, Richel Umel Retired school supervisor Cristituto Potayre of Pagadian City had hoped to triple his retirement pay after 30 days when he invested in a scheme run…