• In this 8,000 sq. km.-wide city of some 320,000 residents, Fe Arquisola-Obaga (see horizontal photo) is Valladolid’s only Filipino nurse —working at the Sanidad Castilla y Leon (SACYL).
  • Allan Cabiles, an automobile engineer, think that salaries and benefits that Malaysians will offer to Filipinos matter more than a new immigration perk that allows skilled foreign workers in stay longer in this Southeast Asian country.
  • THE outlet of the popular Brazilian coffee shop Bracafe in Paloma district is Filipinos’ favourite hangout, like this gentleman in a cap.
  • The exhibit “Rizal in Our Midst: A Homage to Greatness” showcases the different denominations ranging from five centavos to as high as 100 pesos since 1903 where the image of Rizal or his monument appears.

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    Exclusive: Pag-IBIG hands out P36B housing loans to OFWs
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Exclusive: Overseas Novo Ecijanos included in home province’s dev’t effort

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An OFW Journalism Consortium news flash exclusive

MANILA—NUEVA Ecija, the country’s rice granary, has just included overseas Filipinos’ concerns in its local development efforts.

This was made possible by a migration-and-development plan formulated in a summit organized by the provincial government and a non-government organization recently.

News Digest: 93 irregular Pinoys in Malaysia detained

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from an April 2 report by The Borneo Post in Malaysia

SANDAKAN, MALAYSIA–A BIG majority of about 100 detained irregular migrants held up in an operation recently were Filipinos..

A Special Task Force, led by deputy director ACP Abdul Aziz Alwee, said a total of 313 people were checked during the first day of the two-day ‘Operasi Tanduk Siri’.

News Digest: Manuals for NZ’s foreign dairy farmers useful to Pinoys

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from an April 2 report by Sally Rae of the Otago Daily Times in New Zealand

OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND–FILIPINO dairy workers here and their employers have found as helpful two new guides for dairy farm workers and employrs to work together.

The guides “had to be a good thing,” said Filipino dairy farm manager Neil Molina, now seven years in New Zealand said the guides had to be a good thing, especially since migrant workers make adjustments upon their arrival here. Molina, who works for Greg and Kelly Kirkwood and manages a farm in the Maniototo area, has 12 Filipino staff.

News Digest: Filipino teachers in US worry on their woring visas

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from a March 31 report by Roger Phillips of Record Net (USA)

CALIFORNIA, USA—EXPIRING work visas will soon force some 15 Filipino teachers in Stockton’s Unified District in United States out of their classrooms.

The Filipino teachers came in US in 2007 with temporary visas, and their visas would expire next year, leaving them worried about the future of their teaching career.