• 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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News Digest: Filipino convicted in Borneo for killing kin

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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.

News Digest: Filipina worker in Kuwait wants to fly home

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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.

News Digest: Unborn Pinoy babies trafficked to Malta

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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.

News Digest: More Pinoy, Indonesian passers in Japanese nurse exam

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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.

News Digest: Soon, a Rizal statue in AUS

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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.