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Philippine Ibaraki Basketball Tournament Ilulunsad

Inilunsad kamakailan lamang ang Philippine Ibaraki Sports Club (PISC) sa Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, na kilala bilang Lungsod ng Agham sa hilaga ng Tokyo. Pinamumunuan ni Antonio Hernandez, isang inhenyerong…

Organization of Licensed Filipino Caregivers Launched

For the first time, Japan-based Filipino caregivers who have trained intensively to obtain a license for the practice officially launched the group Licensed Filipino Caregivers Association in Japan (LFCAJ) in…

Dairy cow investment vehicle

by WILLIAM IMPERIAL and ARIANNE APOSTOL www.ofwjournalism.net QUEZON CITY– DESPITE the soured deal between the National Dairy Authority and the Economic Resource Center for Overseas Filipinos, executives of both group…

Dutch offers treat for OFWs

by WILLIAM ALZONA www.ofwjournalism.net MAKATI CITY– WHAT’S with the Filipinos and the Dutch? The Netherlands have been the long-time home for the Philippine government’s political foes and an estimated 12,000…

‘Internet improves investment initiatives’

by DENNIS D. ESTOPACE (Editor) www.ofwjournalism.net Ed. — Mr. Antonio Ranque worked for nearly two decades in Saudi Arabia and is project development officer of the NGO Economic Resource Center…

Experts say OFWs not ready for market

by WILLIAM ALZONA and ISAGANI DE LA PAZ www.ofwjournalism.net QUEZON CITY–TONY Ranque’s heart beats faster every time someone from a bank pops up a message on his mobile phone. Like…

Bogus schemes galore

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net MANDALUYONG CITY–PSEUDO-INVESTMENT schemes such as Ponzi and pyramiding do not only promise quick cash to ordinary investors, but also rake in millions to billions of…

‘Ever been scammed?’

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net Editor’s note: Victim requested anonymity in exchange for baring her story. SOMEWHERE IN LUZON ISLAND––OVERSEAS worker’s wife Virginia Recuerda’s mind wanders to a Citibank check…

Seafarers turn to cooperatives for borrowings

by LEO J. SANTIAGO www.ofwjournalism.net MANILA–AMPARO Munariz and her seafarer husband have been members of a cooperative for nearly two decades now and they wouldn’t have it any other way….

Ex-OFWs, advocates confront business realities

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net CALOOCAN CITY-–FORMER overseas Filipino workers trying their hands in business are discovering the cold truth of the market: rules are unforgiving to those unprepared. While…

The Brutal Killings Continue

Even as GMA and her rah-rah boys have vociferously vowed to put a stop to these brutal killings and bring perpetrators to justice, the murder of the innocent and the…

Dismantle billboards in Manila

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — AT least 21 billboards fell—some with deadly effect—at the height of typhoon Milenyo, triggering new calls in Metro Manila for their removal or for more stringent…

RP’s foreign debt falls to $53.9b

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — The Philippines’ outstanding external debt dropped to $53.9 billion at the end of June after the public and private sectors reported net repayments during the period,…

Milenyo brings death and destruction

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — 62 dead at last count THE number of people killed as typhoon “Milenyo” lashed Luzon and the Visayas rose to 62 yesterday while 69 others were…

Palace supports DoJ’s move to sue Piatco, Fraport

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — MALACAÑANG supports the justice department’s plan to file criminal charges against the contractors of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal-3 and their foreign partners for violating…