Shortage Of Philippine Coins In Circulation Boils Down To Lack Of Respect
31 May 2011
by Rachelle M. Nessia
The case of the seemingly vanishing Philippine coins has left businessmen and officials of the government monetary authority scratching their heads.
During a recent forum in Dumaguete City sponsored by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Dumaguete Branch, a local gasoline station spoke of his dilemma with coins. "In our station, we have a problem...
JOB VACANCIES IN LONDON: Project Coordinator & Project Assistant
31 May 2011
ECPAT UK is recruiting two new staff members: a full-time Project Coordinator and a Project Assistant (Administration) for a new project 'European Network of Parliamentarians Against Human Trafficking'.
ECPAT UK is a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the UK and on its international aspects. In particular, we focus on the protection of...
Raids on British Businesses In Manila Leave Investors Wary
30 May 2011
Vice President Binay is heading a campaign which seems to be targetting student visa companies as "illegal recruiters", possibly to convince the Americans that PH is serious in its anti-trafficking stance and gain more aid funds released
Potential foreign investors will be looking hard at two raids on British companies in Makati which have resulted in the destruction of those businesses and...
"Marcos Daughter's" Visit To Fish Market Left Traders Out Of Pocket
24 May 2011
Former President Marcos' "daughter's" swindling activities in the UK were not confined to Pinoys. New evidence has emerged showing that some of the native population are also licking their wounds and counting the cost of her attentions in the shape of dwindling bank balances
A happy Helena Skeggs, also known as Helena Pedroche and styling herself the daughter of former Philippine...
OFW's trafficked illegally to US win case & compensation
23 May 2011
Migrante International expressed solidarity and extended its most heartfelt congratulations to the Los Angeles 11, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who triumphantly fought against human trafficking and upheld their rights as Filipino migrant workers.
Because of their collective action and vigilance, together with the support of their families, the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), BAYAN-USA, the Filipino community in the...
Union of Government employees raise issue of discontinuance of housing loans with new GSIS leadership
20 May 2011
"The GSIS and the rest of the government's agencies concerned with providing socialized housing should look at this issue not in terms of profitability and return on investments, but as a service to the Filipino people." - Gaite
Brunei's planes taking Manila bound passengers off the big airlines
18 May 2011
Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) have decided to go after the OFW market in Europe and Australasia in a big way, combining very competitive prices with good service.
After Philippine Airlines pulled out of servicing the European market in 1997, others decided to step into the breech, notably KLM, Lufthansa and Air France. British Airways in their wisdom decided it was...
Electric Trikes Growth Predicted After Latest High Profile Boost
18 May 2011
A high profile boost was given to the electric vehicle industry when Noynoy Aquino planted his presence on a symbolic donation of E-Trikes.
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III transferred 20 Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded electric tricycles (e-trikes) to the City of Mandaluyong, marking an important step towards a sustainable, energy-efficient transport model for the country.
"Good Wife" Internet image hooks Japanese to Pinays
16 May 2011
by RUBEN JEFFREY G. ASUNCION
OFW Journalism Consortium
MANILA-FILIPINO women's image over the Internet as "good wives" may have prompted many Japanese to marry Philippines' female denizens and may be the reason for the further spike in interracial marriages amid restrictive visa rules in Japan.
"There are no concrete [pieces of] evidence pointing to why there are more Filipinas...
QUEZON CITY-DOMESTIC workers may need to work harder to secure a US$400-minimum salary as a Filipino community leader in Kuala Lumpur cites the Philippine government's impotence in enforcing such wage policy.
Make Kuala Lumpur a test case, says Pilar Sangaran, adviser of the Samahang Impok Bayan (SIB) in Malaysia, reacting to a clamor...
Scottish University's Filipino Students safe as their sponsor's Tier 4 status has been restored by the UK Border Agency just weeks after their licence to recruit overseas students was suspended. An insider at the university who wished to remain anonymous told on line news service Balita Pinoy that ‘the UKBA's original suspension decision had been disproportionate...'. Full story...
Diplomatic domestic workers 20 times more likely to be in slavery
16 May 2011
Domestic workers employed by diplomats in the UK are 20 times more likely to be in slavery than those who work in private households, according to a shocking new report by London based migrant domestic worker Kalayaan.
The UK is failing to prevent slavery in diplomatic households said the Kalayaan today, as they published their new research "Ending the...
Pinoy's in Europe can now access cheaper prices for goods & services easily
13 May 2011
Kelkoo, Europe's top website for comparing prices, is now on Balita Pinoy. With over a decade of expertise, Kelkoo is a one-stop shopping service which helps customers to find, research and buy products at the cheapest price in 10 countries across Europe. And it's free.
For Pinoy's in Europe's major countries, it is now so easy to check out...
Malu Manar Gets Humanitarian Journalism Award From Red Cross
11 May 2011
Kidapawan-based journalist gets special award for conflict reporting
The International Committee of the Red Cross and its partner institutions made awards on Saturday in a Manila hotel to journalists from all over the country for human-touch stories about civilian deaths and children's rights in armed conflict.
Glasgow Caledonian University regains its sponsorship license
11 May 2011
Scottish University's Pinoy Students safe as sponsor status restored
In a very short space of time, the British Home Office's Borders Agency (UKBA) has reinstated the highly prized license which allows education establishments in the UK to sponsor foreign students to a major Glasgow university.
As Balita Pinoy reported at the time, the move by the UKBA stunned the university's management...
"Name of Missing Person" is: Margaret 'Neneng' Arcillas
"Full Details For Publication (include all details of missing person and contact details for replying)" is: Dark Complexion Long wavy hair around 5'4" in height 44yo Last seen on May 8, 2011 Sunday (mothers day) around 7:00am at Deparo, Novaliches Caloocan city. Her Family is living at Escalante Bacolod.
Party-list Rep calls for better protection for call center operators
10 May 2011
"Rather than pushing for self-regulation in the BPO industry, what DOLE should do is to promote the rights of BPO workers inside the workplace. Supporting the House Bill 2592 would be a good step forward."
IMMIGRATION MATTERS: Border controls could be reintroduced in Schengen area
9 May 2011
The European Union opened the door to allowing countries to reintroduce national border controls in order to police illegal immigration, in response to growing fears about whether it can handle an influx of North African migrants, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Bringing back border checks would be allowed only under exceptional circumstances, but the measure would nonetheless be a...
US Based Orphanage Group Raising Funds For Projects In Philippines
5 May 2011
The Philippines Orphanage Foundation (POF) which is based in the US state of George is raising funds for a series of projects committed to supporting orphans in the Philippines.
Considering there are approximately 1.8 million orphans throughout the country, they feel they could throw a dart at a map of the Philippines and where it lands is a good place to plant an orphanage. In other...
PinoyME is a social consortium of Filipinos that believes that industry and unity is key to helping our people move out of poverty. For the past five years, PinoyME has been working to advance microfinance as the New People Power to provide our struggling countrymen with more sustainable economic opportunities.
PinoyME is an answer to the calling to act with...
Balita Pinoy contributor among nominees of humanitarian reporting award
4 May 2011
The winners of the Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Reporting—the first journalism contest organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Philippine Red Cross will finally be revealed on May 7, 2011.
Among the nominees will be Mindanao-based reporter Malu Manar who is a prolific writer and radio journalist.
Osama bin Laden Was Target of Perhaps Largest Manhunt in US History
The world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, is dead at the age of 54. U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the world's most wanted terrorist was killed by U.S. forces on Sunday at a compound deep inside Pakistan.
Blamed for terrorist atrocities on at least three continents,...