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

“Given the political climate, talking deeply about race and identity is important” (USA)

As is true for many immigrants, Paola Mardo saw moving to America as a dream. She had already been all over the globe, to boot;  Mardo was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Manila and Kuala Lumpur before she turned 15. Upon that age, this Filipino-American joined her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Situations were more complicated than she had hoped. … Continue reading “Given the political climate, talking deeply about race and identity is important” (USA)

“Representing our culinary heritage opened global opportunities” (Singapore)

Business, Gene Gutierrez tells me, is done with the heart. “Even before the golden age of Corporate Social Responsibility, my grandfather taught me well that one’s business would not exist without the people who benefit from it,” says Gutierrez. “There must always be a balance between the existence of your business and your presence in the community.” A former overseas Filipino worker, Gutierrez had already … Continue reading “Representing our culinary heritage opened global opportunities” (Singapore)