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Guarding against MERS at NAIA

Source: PHOTO BY ROMEO RANOCO, REUTERS A monitor connected to a body temperature scanner shows passengers arriving from South Korea at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday. The WHO said the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea is the largest seen outside the Middle East.

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The unlikely Librarian

I can’t imagine my childhood without books. Because of books, I could travel the world in one afternoon, every afternoon. Books helped to make me who I am today. So my heart cried out when I saw kids in remote villages in eastern Indonesia not having access to books. I remember, five years ago, I asked some kids what they ...

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Chiz: Grace can be a good president

 By By Jess Diaz | Philippine Star    Sen. Grace Poe will make a good president if she aspires for the post and wins the May 2016 elections, Sen. Francis Escudero said yesterday. “Yes, she will be a good president,” he told reporters. “It’s as if this is already the campaign period, but we haven’t made a decision yet (on ...

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Man calls dad after falling from 8th floor

BUTTERWORTH, Malaysia — A man fell eight floors from a condominium and not only survived after crashing through the carpark roof, he then used his mobile phone to call his father. The advertising worker had just bruises on his legs after falling from a condominium block in Taman Bagan Jermal, Bagan Ajam, on Sunday evening. Residents rushed to his aid ...

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Korea reports sixth MERS death, surge in infections

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea recorded its sixth death and biggest single day jump in Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) infections Monday, with 23 new cases in the largest outbreak of the potentially deadly virus outside Saudi Arabia. From just four cases two weeks ago, the total number of infections now stands at 87, including six people who have died. ...

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PINAY CROWNED MISS TEENAGE WINNIPEG 2015

By Rhia Alcantara | ABS-CBN News North America Bureau WINNIPEG, CANADA – Mikaela Abraham Mendez brought pride to the Filipino community besting 16 candidates from all over Manitoba as she bagged the 2015 provincial title of Miss Teenage Winnipeg. It was a sweet and humbling victory for this 17-year-old Filipina who never joined a pageant in the past. “I wasn’t ...

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Filipino health workers push back, accuse UK tabloid of racism

By: Melissa Legarda Alcantara | INQUIRER.net US Bureau/UK Correspondent LONDON — Hundreds of National Health Service nurses, predominantly Filipinos and their supporters, on Saturday, May 30 demonstrated outside the Daily Mail headquarters here to protest the newspaper’s “racially abusive coverage” of Filipino healthcare workers and nurses following the conviction of Philippine-born nurse Victorino Chua for murdering several patients. Following the conviction of ...

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Fil-Am girl kills self, apparently after online shaming by her father

By: INQUIRER.net US Bureau   TACOMA, Washington — A 13-year-old Filipino American girl committed suicide by jumping off a bridge into a busy interstate highway Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m. apparently after being publicly shamed on social media by her father for a reason still unknown. Izabel Laxamana’s father cut off the teen’s long and flowing black hair and posted ...

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How to get Employment Visa in Dubai

Every Filipino dreams of helping their families live a better future by venturing to greener pastures. Middle East is the second largest continent where OFW’s reside and keep their hopes alive. UAE is among the most popular countries in the Middle East most especially the city of Dubai. However famous this city is, most of us are still not aware ...

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Best ways to save money during your travels

By Anis Ibrahim | Yahoo Newsroom   Travellers can usually be divided into two large groups-those who travel on a budget and those who don’t. When it comes to travel expenses, the bulk of our expenditure is often on the flight tickets. What comes next for me is usually activities or excursions, which leaves me with food and accommodation to ...

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