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Apl.de.ap promotes new Pinoy food in US

By: Rommel Conclara, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau OAKLAND, California – Grammy winner and The Voice Philippines coach Apl.de.ap was in the Bay Area recently to help promote the new innovations of Filipino food. The event, “Savor the Night”, allowed guests to try new takes on Filipino food and to meet and interact with Apl himself. “We’re very passionate with our ...

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US Pinoy claims manager urinated on him, called him ‘monkey’

By: ABS-CBN North America News Bureau | 06/02/2015   REDWOOD CITY, California – The Equal Opportunity Commission is suing an oil service company for discriminating against a Filipino worker in Williston, North Dakota. The EOC also alleges that the oil service company American Casing & Equipment fired Pinoy worker Matthew Clark in retaliation for his complaints about the harassment. According to a ...

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Pinoys in Saudi urged to check only embassy website

By: ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA – The Filipino community in Saudi Arabia has been advised to check only with the embassy’s website for any official information and announcements on passport release. This after a website called OFWToday was found to have embedded the embassy’s “Passport for Release” search system in its website without authority from the post or from the Philippine government. “The ...

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Japan eyes new laws to help Pinoy nurses land jobs

By: Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News TOKYO – Japanese lawmakers are working to create new laws that will help facilitate the employment of Filipino nurses and caregivers. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said this was the commitment made by lawmakers belonging to the Japan-Philippines Parliamentarians Friendship League who met with Aquino at the sidelines of his state visit here. Aquino had noted that ...

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June declared as PH Independence Month in Guam

By: ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA – The month of June has been declared as Philippine Independence Month in Guam. Guam Governor Eddie Calvo signed Proclamation No. 2015-055 on Monday, which also honors Filipino-Guamanians as part of this year’s commemoration of the 117th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence Day. The proclamation highlights the continued historical and cultural connection between the Philippines and Guam ...

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7 simple social skills that will make you more likable

By Kathleen Elkins | Business Insider Being likable is entirely under your control. All it takes is the ability to pick up a few key social skills that build emotional intelligence (EQ). To help you out, we sifted through the Quora thread, “What are useful social skills that can be picked up quickly?” and highlighted our favorite answers. Here are ...

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Pinoy seafarers sailing to Yemen ports to get premium pay

By: ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA – The deteriorating political and security situation in Yemen has prompted the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration governing board to declare it as war risk trading area for seafarers. “The POEA, after consultation with its social partners, determines war risk trading areas and ports under warlike operations, and the amount of premium pay to which seafarers shall be ...

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Petron starts producing Euro IV-compliant fuels in PH

By: ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines – Petron Corp. on Thursday said all gasoline variants produced at its Bataan refinery are now Euro IV-compliant. In a statement, Petron said it was the first oil company to locally produce a full line-up of gasoline variants that meet Euro IV standards. This is six months ahead of the government mandate to make Euro IV ...

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Philippine’s Aquino revives comparison between China and Nazi Germany

By Kiyoshi Takenaka (Reuters) TOKYO (Reuters) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino made a veiled comparison on Wednesday between China’s activities in the South China Sea and Nazi Germany’s expansionism before World War Two, echoing similar remarks he made last year that outraged Beijing. Aquino, who is expected to agree beefed up defence ties with Japan when he meets Prime Minister ...

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Philrice breeding drought-tolerant rice varieties

By Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Rice Research Institute (Philrice) has identified rice breeding lines that promises to be heat tolerant and produce higher yields. The rice research arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said screening promising breeding lines would pave the way for the development of new varieties that can withstand very hot weather. ...

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