from a March 28 report by The Borneo Post in Malaysia
TAWAU, BORNEO, MALAYSIA–A FILIPINO was sentenced to 20 years in jail by the Borneo High Court for killing his brother-in-law two years ago.
Borneo Judicial Commissioner Datuk Douglas Primus Sikayun commuted the sentence of Expedito Manicap from execution to imprisonment under Section 304(a) of Borneo’s Penal Code.
from a March 29 report by Ben Garcia of the Kuwait Times
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT–FOR working eight long year with no single day off, a hospitalized Filipina domestic worker here is seeking a hero to send her back to the Philippines.
Sarah Lagaspi Tusara, 60, had suffered severe uterus bleeding due to overwork and was denied to have hysterectomy after her employer refused to sign her hospital consent and required her to work despite her situations.
from a March 28 report by Karl Navarra of The Malta Today
MANILA–LOCAL legislators heeded the request of officials from Malta to hunt syndicates that recruit pregnant Filipinas and trading unborn babies to Malta and other foreign countries.
In a House Resolution, Malta Member of Parliament (MPs) Rufus Rodriguez and Abante Mindanao also called on the Filipino House committees on social services and welfare of children to look into the matter.
from a March 28 report by the Yomiuiri Shimbun in Japan
TOKYO, JAPAN–SOME 47 Filipino and Indonesian passed the Japan national nurse licensing examination, the Japan health ministry reported.
Though there is no breakdown how many Filipinos and Indonesians passed the exam that was in Nihongo language, the 47 passers were only 11.3 percent of the 415 examinees.
from a March 28 report by the Campbelltown MacArthur Advertiser
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–THE town council of Campbell here plans to erect a bass statue of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal.
This statue will be erected in Rosemeadow, particularly in a park also named after him, the Campbelltown MacArthur Advertiser reported.