American-born Filipino dancer to take stage in Ireland
23 Jan 2014
Fil-Am ballet dancer Joanne Daquigan, 14, to perform in Cork and Naas
In March 2014, Houston, Texas dancer Joanne Daquigan, 14 will travel to Ireland to be part of the International Ballet of Houston tour performances in Cork (March 18th) and Naas (March 21st). [More]
Against the exclusion of Adult Dependent Relatives in the UK
22 Jan 2014 Meetings to be held around the UK for consultations on the restrictions
Legal Campaigning organisation the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is working to change the restrictive rules on the Adult Dependent Relative category of the immigration rules. Since July 2012 rules introduced by Theresa May, Home Secretary, have made it virtually impossible for elderly parents or other family members of British citizens or settled people to join their families in the UK. [More]
Balita Pinoy revamps & expands free classified adverts
14 Jan 2014
A screenshot of Balita Pinoy's Business Section which is at the heart of the revamp of the free classified adverts system, expansion of the free real estate displays and the brand new trade offers & leads sections
Balita Pinoy has revamped its free classified adverts section, as well as introducing exciting new features designed to give a boost to business as well as giving those selling properties a free platform to showcase their homes/real estate. [More]
Change to passport service for British nationals in the Philippines and Palau
British Passport - alterations to replacement passport procedures
From 9 December 2013, the application process will be centralised and British nationals in the Philippines and Palau should submit their passport application to Her Majesty's Passport Office in the UK.
This important change follows reviews by the National Audit Office and is designed to achieve economies of scale, greater security and consistency in decision making.
MHC initiated TPS designation snowballs, gains extensive support
President Benigno Aquino, III endorses MHC's CALL FOR Temporary Protected Status (TPS), makes formal request to President Barack Obama FINALLY, PHIL.PRESIDENT PNOY AQUINO has heeded the MHC initiated petition for TPS.. KABAYAN, let's all pray hard that US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA will grant this request soon...
MIGRANT HERITAGE COMMISSION: NEWS FLASH December 15, 2013, Washington DC President Benigno Aquino , III endorses MHC's CALL FOR Temporary Protected Status (TPS) , makes formal request to President Barack Obama
Post Yolanda, the Philippines needs a decentralized energy future -- Greenpeace
Greenpeace today welcomed the Philippine government's moves to immediately start rehabilitation and reconstruction work urgently needed in Eastern Visayas, following the aftermath of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiayan).
At the same time the environment group cautioned the government from repeating mistakes from the past and advised newly-appointed rehabilitation head Panfilo "Ping" Lacson to look at the work ahead as a new opportunity to establish sustainable climate-resilient communities using renewable energy (RE) systems. [More]
Rebuilding shattered health system an urgent priority in next phase of Typhoon Haiyan response
One month after Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines, the World Health Organization (WHO) identifies as top priorities expanding essential health services, reviving clinics and hospitals, preventing disease and scaling up mental health services as the relief effort shifts from emergency to early recovery programmes. [More]
The typhoon, one of the strongest ever recorded, tore through the central Philippines on 8 November, sweeping away villages, killing more than 5,700 people, wreaking havoc on the lives of more than 11 million others and damaging the majority of medical facilities.
WHO and Department of Health, Philippines, to hold news conference on vaccination and other health interventions in typhoon-affected areas
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health, Philippines will hold a news conference Friday, 22 November 2013, to announce plans for a massive immunization effort in the many evacuation sites and health facilities in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
The media briefing will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Duque Hall in the Department of Health at the San Lazaro Compound, Rizal Ave., corner Tayuman Street Sta. Cruz, Manila. [More]
Laguna trial court has lifted warrant of arrest against Greenpeace campaigners
Quezon City, Philippines - The bench warrant issued against three Greenpeace campaigners for allegedly failing to attend a court hearing in connection with a decontamination action on a Bt talong field trial has been lifted following the November 6, 2013 appearance of the three Greenpeace staff accused of a malicious mischief case before the Laguna Municipal Trial Court.
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CFPB Launches Education Campaign About New International Money Transfer Protections
Multilingual Multimedia Kampanya ay tumutuon sa Aninaw at Bagong mga proteksyon
WASHINGTON, DC- Ang Mamimili Pananalapi Proteksyon Kawanihan (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) (CFPB) ay naglulunsad sa buong bansa ng kampanya sa multimedia upang ipaalam sa mga mamimili na nagpapadala ng perang pangdaigdigan tungkol sa bagong mga proteksyon na epektibo ngayong araw. Ang mga proteksyon ay nakapaloob sa isang panuntunan na tinatapos na mas maaga sa taong ito. [More]
Greenpeace Protests Across The World To Free The "Arctic 30"
Manila, Philippines - As the Arctic 30 face their 30th day of imprisonment in a Russian jail, nearly 10,000 people are taking to the streets at 85 events in 36 cities to call for their immediate release.
This morning, Greenpeace activists and volunteers released 30 white doves for each of the detained Arctic 30 in front of Manila's iconic Cultural Center of the Philippines. Last month, Greenpeace and their supporters sent a formal letter to the Russian Ambassador to the Philippines demanding for the release of the Greenpeace activists. [More]
Special Immigrant Visa Program For Iraqi Nationals Who Worked For Or On Behalf Of the U.S. Government Extended
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces that Congress passed a bill extending the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government, which the President signed into law on Oct. 4, 2013.
This program covers Iraqi nationals who-during the period between March 20, 2003 and Sept. 30, 2013-were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq for a period of at least one year. [More]
Energy Harnessing: How To Reduce Emissions And Boost The Global Economy
Geneva, Switzerland - The World Economic Forum has launched a new report, Energy Harnessing: New Solutions for Sustainability and Growing Demand, which establishes the most comprehensive analysis of how we use energy to date. Energy powers the global economy.
Without sufficient energy to heat and light homes, run businesses, power manufacturing plants, and fuel transport, the world would come to a standstill. Energy is provided via an energy harnessing network, a complex system that starts with extraction from a variety of sources and moves to transformation, storage, distribution and utilization.
UK's National Theatre Brings Macbeth To Manila
Kenneth Branagh stars in Shakespeare's Scottish Play to be screened on 22 October in Manila
The world renowned National Theatre from the UK is being broadcast in Manila as a part of UK-Philippines Friendship Week in October.
National Theatre Live and SM Aura Premier Cinema will be holding a special screening of William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth on 22 October, 7:00PM at the SM Aura Premier Cinema 2.
This groundbreaking concept brings to SM Aura Premier's state-of-the-art cinemas the National Theatre Live's stage production of Macbeth. [More]
Hunton Powerboats To Launch US Sales Drive In Connecticut
Hunton, the iconic British manufacturer of high-performance, luxury powerboats and tenders is incredibly proud and excited to announce that their stunning range is to be introduced to US audiences.
Following in the tradition of British icons making a huge impact in the US, the Hunton RS37 is the first - in what the Hunton team hope will be a long line - of their stunning powerboats to find happy homes in the United States. [More]
Zamboanga Displaced Face Bleak Prospects
Children are watched over by their grandmothers in a small corner of an evacuation centre in Barangay Baliwasan, Zamboanga City. More than 100,000 people have been displaced after fighting broke out and members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) © USAID-GEM/Sarah Matalam
MANILA/ZAMBOANGA, (IRIN) - The road to recovery for more than 100,000 displaced in Zamboanga will prove a long one, aid workers say, following a recent siege by Muslim rebels of the port city on the southern island of Mindanao. "Rehabilitation will take a minimum of three months from now - that is the fastest," Philippine National Red Cross secretary general Gwendolyn Pang told IRIN. "But actually, it may reach six months to a year before we are able to fully rehabilitate those places and move them [the inhabitants] back." [More]
Dubai Ports World To Be Hit By Strikes
Unions stage action day to put pressure on DPW to resolve problems
ITF-affiliated dockers' unions will be staging actions on Monday 7 October 2013 as part of a global day of action designed to put pressure on DPW (Dubai Ports World) to listen to its workers and engage with unions.
The day is the latest move in an ongoing campaign to highlight the need for DPW to engage with unions worldwide over trade union rights and representation. [More]
Events To Commemorate Philippine-UK Friendship Week
In celebration of the Philippine-UK Friendship week, the Philippine Embassy has partnered with the Filipino Camera Club of the UK in hosting a series of events highlighting the occasion:
1. A series of free photo-workshops (for beginners, novices, amateurs) covering the foundations, theories, tips, techniques of photography, on 12 and 19 October (2 Saturdays), from 10:00 - 16:00 at the Philippine Embassy building number 10 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HG. Due to the limited available seats, please register for the event by... [More]
Small Businesses Warned About Importance Of Encryption, After London Sole Trader Fined £5,000
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned small businesses that they must make sure they have adequate measures in place to keep customers' details secure, after a sole trader was fined £5,000.
Jala Transport Ltd, a Wembley-based loans company, received the penalty after the loss of a hard drive containing financial details relating to all of the sole proprietor's approximately 250 customers.
The hard drive was lost after it was stolen from the business owner's car while it was stationary at a set of traffic lights. [More]
China's Ambitions In Xinjiang & Central Asia
Editor's Note: This is a three-part series on China's evolving strategic interests in Central Asia and in its own far northwest, the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Part 1 looks at Xinjiang's history as a "buffer region" protecting China's core and linking it to Eurasia. This installment also examines recent efforts by Beijing to adapt the region's legacies to new uses.
In mid-September Chinese President Xi Jinping rounded out a 10-day tour of Central Asia that included state visits to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek. [More]
Conference/Webcast: Economic Integration & Political Conflict in Asia
Announcing a Conference and Webcast on The Great Divergence?
Economic Integration and Political Conflict in Asia
Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Research Institute
And the Reserve Officers Association
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Reserve Officers Association
One Constitution Avenue, NE Washington D.C. 20002-5618
Free and Open to the Public [More]
Also available via video webcast
High Level Trade Delegation From Philippines In London Conference & Presentation 2nd October
St Ermin's Hotel in London's Victoria district is the venue for a high level business conference and presentation by senior trade delegates from the Philippine government and Central Bank on 2 Oct 2013. Attendance is free by booking a reservation (details below)
The Philippine Embassy in London is organising a high level presentation of trade delegates from Manila.
Part of this includes an invitation to businessmen in London to a Trade & Investment Conference on exciting business opportunities for UK companies in the Philippines. [More]
Transport Union In Bid To Control Container Weights
ITF: ‘The struggle for container weights safety continues'
The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) today pledged to continue the struggle for container weight safety after what it described as a missed opportunity to reduce the risk of harm to transport workers and members of the public.
The organisation was speaking out following a decision by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) sub-committee on dangerous goods, solid cargoes and containers to accept an alternative mode of verification to the mandatory weighing of packed shipping containers. [More]
Why Men Rape In Asia - UN Study Photo: Phuong Tran/IRIN Timorese women and their children at an undisclosed location for survivors of domestic violence
JAKARTA, (IRIN) - Nearly one in four men surveyed in the Asia-Pacific region admitted raping a woman or girl, according to the first multi-country study on the prevalence of rape and partner violence and the reasons behind it.
- Nearly a quarter of men surveyed admitted committing rape
- Highest rates in Papua New Guinea
- Many laws outdated or not enforced
- New prevention strategies needed
While the prevalence of reported rape of non-partners was high across the Asia-Pacific, sexual violence against female partners was more widespread, according to the UN study, which interviewed some 10,000 men and 3,100 women in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea (PNG) between 2010-2013. [More]