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1st batch of Filipinos from Iraq to arrive in Manila on January 15

Jan 15, 2020 - 12:30 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the 13 Filipinos are coming from Baghdad and Erbil

FLYING HOME. A first batch of Filipinos will be flying home on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, after evacuating from conflict-threatened Iraq. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

'A man of vision and foresight': PH gov’t mourns passing of Oman leader

Jan 11, 2020 - 7:42 PM

'Sultan Qaboos was a man of vision and foresight who transformed his country into a modern and stable nation it is known today,' the palace writes of the Arab world's longest-serving leader, who died on January 10

SULTAN QABOOS. In this file photo taken on November 3, 2004, Oman's late ultan Qaboos attends the funeral of Emirati president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahayan in Abu Dhabi. - Sultan Qaboos, who ruled Oman for almost half a century, has died at the age of 79, the Omani news agency said January 11, 2020. Photo by Rabih Moghrabi/AFP

Aquino and the continuing plight of OFWs

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III promised OFWs that at the end of his administration working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity Did he deliver?

How did President Benigno Aquino III address the needs of overseas Filipino workers in the past 6 years? Photo of Aquino by the Malacañang Photo Bureau, photo of OFWs by AFP