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AFP-PNP place Mindanao under highest alert

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — POLICE and military officials have placed Mindanao under “extreme critical alert”—the highest of a four-step public terror warning system—after three bombings this week left 12 people…

PRC to swear in passers of nurses’ test

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE Philippine Regulation Commission will administer the oath to all nursing graduates who passed the leak-tainted bar exams in June once a temporary restraining order on…

GMA orders dismantling of billboards

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has signed a new order spelling out the rules and procedures on the dismantling of billboards along major roads. Administrative Order 160-A…

Automated Election Bill gets Senate nod

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — After almost a year of deliberations, marked with bitter and long debates, the Senate yesterday voted 13-0 and approved the Automated Election Bill, shortly before adjourning…

On Human Tragedy: Overpopulation

Let me start by enumerating those resources we enjoy for free – public roads, schools, hospitals and the faura and fauna of our rich environment. Being open for everyone’s consumption,…

Running Out of Time With Overpopulation

As of 2005, the Philippines is home to 85 million Filipinos. Considering the annual population growth rate of 2.3%, the country’s population might reach and even grow above 95 million…

Skepticism greets CFO task force

by JULIE JAVELLANA-SANTOS www.ofwjournalism.net MANILA—ANOTHER task force created by a government agency was met with skepticism by migrants’ rights advocates. Reeling from reports of undocumented workers jumping to their deaths…

Police says going high-tech vs. illegal-recruiters

by WILLIAM IMPERIAL www.ofwjournalism.net QUEZON CITY—POLICE officials in one of the key metropolitan cities said they are going to be aggressive in weeding out illegal recruiters, using surveillance cameras and…

US labor unions adrift over foreign workers’ activism

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net SAN FRANCISCO, USA — JOHN Ford was flipping an egg in his kitchen when union members and immigrant activists in the Bay Area marched down…

Pinoys ‘in hiding’ abroad a million less after 7 years

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net SAN FRANCISCO, USA – ARE more Filipinos here coming out to explore the belly of the beast legally? In view of American officials’ moves to…

Voting thru mail likely in 39 more countries by 2007

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net SAN FRANCISCO, USA — OVERSEAS Filipinos spread in four continents who have registered for the national elections next year are expected to vote by mail,…

Organize to survive, health expert advises Pinoy nurses

by MARLENE H. ELMENZO www.ofwjournalism.net MAKATI CITY–HAVING a collective voice may save the jobs of Filipino nurses threatened to be sucked into the fiscal hole of the United Kingdom’s public…

On Philippine Population

Viewpoint It is quite surprising how a small country like the Philippines is one of the world’s leading baby-makers. Just a look at the countless shanties near the sidewalk and…

Filipinos Enjoined to Support Pistahan sa Kyoto 2006

The academic community in Kyoto, known as the bosom of Japanese culture, is planning to hold an event commemorating the 50th year of restoration of the diplomatic relations between the…

The Problem with Population

The Problem of Overpopulation in the Philippines By Jose Angelo Cuyegkeng Amidst the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often ignore the people we pass by. We overlook…