OFW’s cautioned against illegal recruiters in Malta

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned overseas Filipinos workers (OFW’s) seeking employment in Malta against illegal recruiters. Per POEA Advisory No. 53-2018 released on Tuesday, Dec.11, the agency has confirmed illegal recruiters’ schemes to send send OFW’s to Malta, Italy. A report from the Philippine News Agency says these include “unauthorized recruitment, third country, hiring, and excessive placement fees.” “All Filipinos, who are seeking … Continue reading OFW’s cautioned against illegal recruiters in Malta

Pinoy skater makes TIME’s Most Influential Teens list

After winning a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, skateboarder Margielyn Didal is the only Filipina who made it to the TIME‘s 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018 list. The news magazine released the list on December 7, Friday on their website and Facebook page. According to TIME, Margielyn’s win at the Asian Games made her “a national hero in the process.” “That medal … Continue reading Pinoy skater makes TIME’s Most Influential Teens list

Malacañang awards oustanding OFW’s, organizations

  President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday honored 25 overseas Filipino workers & organizations with presidential awards. Citing an appreciation for their hardwork, Duterte gave assurance to the OFW’s that their welfare remains the administration’s  “top priorities.” “This nation will always recognize your invaluable contribution to nation-building, and this administration will continue to craft policies and implement programs that will respond to your needs and protect your … Continue reading Malacañang awards oustanding OFW’s, organizations

Listen: This podcaster explores forgotten Filipino-American histories. – Overseas Filipino

“What does it mean to be a Filipino outside the homeland?” This question spurred journalist Paola Mardo to launch Long Distance, an audio documentary series, last October.  Timely, personal, and evocative, this Filipino-American’s podcast delves into seldom told stories about the Pinoy diaspora. Mardo, who was born in Los Angeles, is Long Distance‘s creator, host, writer, and producer. Its latest episode, entitled “#2 Little Manila,” was … Continue reading Listen: This podcaster explores forgotten Filipino-American histories. – Overseas Filipino

Jaya and Lee Robin Salazar lead Tikim Fun Run in Tampa

The last few months of the year is always busy for Tampa. Everyone from Ed Sheeran to Twenty One Pilots want a piece of the Florida city’s fair weather and truckload of activities. Fitness buffs would also be happy to know that there are almost 50 races scheduled in the city in November and December. If you’re a Filipino living in Tampa, you might want … Continue reading Jaya and Lee Robin Salazar lead Tikim Fun Run in Tampa

Marnigo, Moira to dazzle Filipinos in Abu Dhabi

Filipinos based in the United Arab Emirates have home-cooked entertainment coming their way. ABS-CBN talents Maris Racal, Inigo Pascual, Moira Dela Torre, KZ Tandingan, as well as rock band Aegis, will be performing at the Mubadala, Zayed Sports City for “One Music X Abu Dhabi 2018.” Festivities will begin on November 9, 2018. One Music X is considered as a premier Filipino-produced musical festival in the … Continue reading Marnigo, Moira to dazzle Filipinos in Abu Dhabi

This Bay Area musical touches on the trials of Filipino immigrants

Incorporating spoken word, music, and shadow puppetry, Chasing Papeles will take on issues deeply resonant to Filipinos abroad. In Bindlestiff Studio’s website, the project, helmed by San Francisco-based siblings Andrea (pictured below) and Aureen Almario, will bring to light the “the largely hidden and unspoken experiences of undocumented Filipina immigrants.” Andrea wrote and directed Papeles as her thesis play at the UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and … Continue reading This Bay Area musical touches on the trials of Filipino immigrants

ABS-CBN stars, Filipinos in Taiwan to clash on the basketball court

A distinctly Filipino love for basketball knows no bounds. In a “match in a lifetime” basketball game, ABS-CBN’s male stars will take to the hardwood against overseas Filipinos in Taiwan. This match-up was organized by The Filipino Channel (TFC), and will happen on November 18 at the Fengyuan District Stadium, Taichung Taiwan. On the heels of the Star Magic All Star Game 2018, Kapamilya artists … Continue reading ABS-CBN stars, Filipinos in Taiwan to clash on the basketball court