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Strong gov’t-service contractors ties to boost employment: Bello

Strong gov’t-service contractors ties to boost employment: Bello By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday assured that the partnership with the private sector, particularly service contractors, will continue to help provide jobs to Filipinos. In his keynote speech at the Philippine Association of Legitimate Service … Continue reading

Philippines

Palace finds US docfilm on drug war ‘reeks with malice’

Palace finds US docfilm on drug war ‘reeks with malice’ By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Tuesday blasted as “derogatory and biased” a US documentary film narrating the Duterte administration’s campaign against the illegal drug problem in the country. “We find this derogatory and biased, if not outright fiction,” Presidential Spokesperson … Continue reading

Philippines

DFA launches Facebook page to help distressed Overseas Filipino Workers

DFA launches Facebook page to help distressed OFWs By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday launched the official “OFW Help” page on Facebook to provide distressed overseas Filipino workers a new system to reach the government and request for emergency assistance. The “OFW Help” … Continue reading

Philippines

PAL reminds passengers: Lithium batteries, other items prohibited

PAL reminds passengers: Lithium batteries, other items prohibited By Ma. Cristina Arayata MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Monday reminded its passengers that lithium ion batteries and many other items are prohibited in their luggage. In its official Facebook page, PAL listed that more than 2 grams of lithium batteries, … Continue reading

Alberta

Hundreds attend Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy launch

Hundreds of Calgarians filled the Magnolia Banquet Hall in Northeast Calgary recently to attend the launch of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy. Premier Kenney was on hand to discuss the first step towards a new immigration strategy that will help create new jobs and reignite the economy.  The government plans to work with newcomers, industry … Continue reading