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Tribute to employers
  Aside from the millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Philippine government also owes gratitude to many foreign employers who provide OFWs jobs and income that in the first place made possible their multi-billion dollar remittances every year. These remittances help sustain the national economy. In recognition of their role as job providers, for their trust in Filipino workers’ abilities and for being partners in the country’s economic stability, Malacañang and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) honored for the first time the foreign employers by giving them the International Employers Awards (IEA) and the Presidential Award of Distinction (PAD). Full story
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, assisted by Labor and Employment Secretary Patricia Sto. Tomas, gives the Presidential Award of Distinction trophy to Emirates’ Dubai National Air Travel Agency representated by its country manager- Philippines, Gigie Baroa, in ceremonies held at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacañang.
 
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EDITORIAL
 

SEY NAMIN
Trabaho lang, walang personalan

SEY NYO
Trabaho, hindi pulitika, ‘Supporting pesos’

WHAT YOU SHOULD LEGALLY KNOW
Sign a waiver and risk losing your cash claims

KUMUSTA KABABAYAN!
No to HB 3057!

SWAPIan IN ACTION
Celebrating Seafarers Day

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NEWS
 
Teekay Shipping goes the distance
OPAs talsik sa Japan? Ano ba talaga?
Caregivers di pa kailangan sa Hapon
Libu-libo umaasa sa Gulf War claims
Marinong Pinoy baka Tsino maging boss
CFO di bubuwagin
27,000 nars buwenas sa Nursing Act of 2002
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PEOPLE
 
  Members of the Barangay Dance Company (left) treated foreign employers of OFWs with beautiful dance presentations during the First International Employers Awards ceremony held at the Manila Peninsula hotel in Makati City last Nov. 21.
 
Bagong OWWA admin
Nagbantay ng bangkay
Pauwiin nyo na kami!
Nakauwi, pero pilay
Masibak daw sana
 
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POLITICS
 
 
Terrorized!
He could be no different from any other foreign-based Filipinos. Browsing through dailies every morning after breakfast, taking time off to write, going to office after lunch, watching TV after dinner, sleeping late at night after being subjected to late night interviews by media practitioners from his homeland. But then, he’s no ordinary mortal. He is an intellectual, a ideologue, and more importantly, the most prominent figure in the Philippine Revolutionary Movement. He is Jose Maria Sison, and now, he is being terrorized! Full story
 
 
Sison
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  ECONOMY
   
  Masaganang bukas hatid ng koop ng marino
Global boycott of Sega products called
Business as usual for defiant POEI
Simulator training centers hurting
Building of cargo term’l in new airport stopped

ROADIE
Transport goes natural
World’s cleanest car

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  HEALTH
   
  PhilHealth taking over OWWA Medicare
Last Nov. 6, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) launched its outpatient clinic at the lobby of the Philippine Overseas Employment Adminis-tration (POEA) building in Mandaluyong City. The clinic, which is the second of its kind, is OWWA’s way of enhancing its health care services for OFWs and their dependents. It is also OWWA’s pamasko for OFWs. Full story
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  SHOWBIZ
   
 
Sa totoong daigdig ng krimen

Marami ang mga humahanga at pumupuna sa mga nagawa ng lider ng Videogram Regulatory Board (VRB) na si Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. laban sa talamak na pamimirata ng mga CD at VCD na ikinalugmok ng industriya ng musika at pelikula. Sa loob lamang ng ilang buwan mula nang mahirang na chairman ng VRB ay nagampanan niya ang layunin na bawasan ang bilang ng insidente ng pamimirata ng CD at VCD ng 50% bago magtapos ang taong kasalukuyan. Buong istorya

Maui Taylor is next singing sensation
Maricar de Mesa stars in Nympha
Men can’t live without girls, like Cherry Lou
Angelene Aguilar: From G-mik fan to TV star
Roel Cortez longs for family reunion

 
Bong Revilla
 
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  SPORTS
   
 
  Tamang Tañamor
Sapul pa nung pagkabata ay sapul na ng mga kamao ni Harry Tañamor ang mga nakakasuntukan niya. Itong lakas ng kamao ng kaliweteng taga-Zamboanga City ang naghatid sa kanya sa ibabaw ng ring. Buong istorya

Shotgun marriage
‘Ghost’ boxers, real heroes
I SEE I SO Outside the hard court

Harry Tañamor
 
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  TOURISM
   
 
Destination: Angono
Cebu Pacific flies daily to Singapore
Hundred Islands a marine life sanctuary
 
Revelers of Angono’s San Clemente fiesta get wild and wet
 
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  LIFESTYLE
  PASALUBONG
Indigenous ideas

SUOT N ABUBOT
SHEER excitement
Hair masters
David Charlton: Taking care of beauty business
Ricky Reyes gives new life to hair


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