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Imprisoned: Raising my baby behind bars

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:00 PM

In much of the Gulf countries like Qatar, pregnancy out of wedlock is a crime punishable by imprisonment

VIRAL: Satire video by Dutch expat on Indonesian women sparks online fury

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:34 PM

The video sparked divided reactions and online conversations about race relations between foreign men and young Indonesian women

Chocolatey love: OFW group seeks support for PH cacao farmers

Jul 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

A group of Filipino expats is using chocolates to express a different kind of affection: their love for the Philippines

Imam Suguitan leads the Ofw Para sa Magsasaka (OPM), an organization encouraging OFWs to invest in agriculture in the Philippines.

The gift of language

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:30 PM

I find my mother tongue to be such an important part of my identity that I cannot imagine denying it to my own children

6 in 10 expats integrate well in PH – HSBC survey

Oct 02, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The HSBC Expat Explorer survey shows that 57 of expats living in the Philippines have found their work to be more fulfilling since relocating here

10 handy hints for moving abroad

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:38 PM

You’ve just made the hardest decision to move overseas but now what? These handy hints will give you a brief look at what to expect and how to deal

Clark Green City eyed as ‘retirement haven’ for foreigners

Jul 17, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Urban planners are looking at an elevated portion of the land within the Clark Special Economic Zone as a place to develop a retirement village for foreigners

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

Sweden to Siargao: Why a 29-year-old left home for the PH

Jul 11, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Sanne Sevig sold everything in Sweden and moved to Siargao to start life anew Find out why

[Dash of SAS] Prostitution or negotiable affection?

Jul 08, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Girls come to Angeles City when there are typhoons and when their former homes can no longer offer them safety or opportunity Some run away from abusive oppressive homes others come here for the fun of it

The Philippines can learn from Singapore’s food culture

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:35 PM

We need to invest in the right physical and cultural infrastructure to celebrate Filipino food

FULL TEXT: Regina Ip on HK Filipino domestic helpers

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Apart from reporting on inappropriate behavior of employers should the foreign press not also keep a closer eye on why a great number of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong have become sexual resources for expat males?

Balikatan 2015, Binay and Jokowi, Mayweather gameplan | The wRap

Apr 20, 2015 - 8:01 PM

The Philippines and US war games begin Binay wants to meet Jokowi to save Mary Jane Mayweather’s plans to counter Pacquiao’s left hand

Native son: Philippines is in the heart

Feb 21, 2015 - 11:00 PM

As the child of Christian missionaries in the Philippines my parents regularly reminded me that I was American and we were from the states

Why Indonesia wants expats to speak Indonesian or stay away

Jan 30, 2015 - 10:45 AM

The chief villains being cited by officials are illegal Chinese workers And the onset of the ASEAN Economic Community

Switzerland top destination for expats

Oct 23, 2014 - 12:40 PM

According to a poll by HSBC expats mentioned a better work life balance outdoor activities and family centric culture as reasons

Dear Manila: I have mixed feelings about you

Jul 05, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Come to Manila when you’re weary and broken and ready for an awakening Come when you are ready for Metanoia

Boring US elections

May 30, 2014 - 7:25 PM

Political mudslinging is the least of the worries of campaigning Philippine politicians

Leaving America for the Philippines: The changes in my life

May 24, 2014 - 9:44 PM

When I decided to move to the Philippines in 2013 I didn’t just see it as a career opportunity but an opportunity to learn and discover more about myself

Two expats die of MERS in Saudi commercial hub

Apr 19, 2014 - 9:56 PM

Two foreigners die of MERS in the Saudi city of Jeddah as fears rise over the spreading respiratory virus in the kingdom s commercial hub

Social Media: Stirring up feelings about home

Sep 03, 2013 - 10:27 PM

As a Filipino abroad my personal attachment to my country comes with embracing everything that I love and hate about it

Expats drive demand for high-end condominiums

Jun 05, 2013 - 7:41 PM

Luxury residential real estate will benefit from foreign expatriates who are increasingly turning from leasers to buyers

FOREIGN CONFIDENCE. Foreign expats show their confidence by investing in the PH real estate market. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

Competition for elite executives to heat up in Asia - study

Sep 16, 2012 - 9:48 AM

With so many multinationals eager to get into Asia the competition for a small pool of in demand managers will likely increase

Image courtesy of Towers Watson.

Expats in Singapore prepare their kids for the Chinese century

Sep 01, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Anticipating the dominance of China many parents believe they are arming their kids with the best weapon a strong foundation in Mandarin

Snapshots: Manila's accessible art

Jun 15, 2012 - 7:18 AM

A young Filipino expat comes home for business with memories of free art

TRAVERSING EDSA IS NO longer the same. With artwork like this, commuters get a free exhibit everyday. Photo by Kai Magsanoc

PH is world’s 2nd best to make friends - survey

Jan 14, 2012 - 4:20 PM

Expats rate the Philippines as the second best place in the world to make friends and have a social life