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President Duterte visits wake of slain OFW in Iloilo, extends financial aid

SARA, Iloilo — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, February 22, personally condoled with the family of Joanna Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was killed in Kuwait. President Duterte visited the wake of Demafelis in Barangay Feraris here where he extended financial and burial assistance to the family of the slain OFW. Demafelis died […]

Fees for Canadian Citizenship for under 18 reduce from $530 to $100

February 16, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The Government is committed to encouraging all immigrants, including minors under 18 years of age, to acquire citizenship. To help make that easier, the fee for minors applying under subsection 5(1) of the Citizenship Act has been reduced. On June 19, 2017, the royal assent of Bill C-6 immediately brought into force […]

President welcomes, extends assistance to OFWs from Kuwait

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, February 13, welcomed around 150 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated from Kuwait, promising assistance from the government and job opportunitites. In his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, the President told newly arrived overseas Filipinos not to lose hope because his administration is ready […]

President Duterte assures support for all VisMin local execs regardless of political affiliation

Cebu City — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, February 12, committed assistance to all local government officials from Visayas and Mindanao regardless of party affiliation. Speaking before a crowd of local chief executives here, President Duterte assured that every local government unit would be getting a fair shake under his administration. “Dito sinabi ko […]

Backlog in Live-in Caregiver Program Reduced and Eliminated

Minister Ahmed Hussen of Canada Immigration provided an update on the Live-in  Caregiver Program backlog that was left by the previous Conservative government, as well as the progress the  government has made to reduce and eliminate the backlog by the end of 2018. According to the Minister, the government is trying to fix the backlog left by […]

2018-2020 Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plan Announced

Minister Ahmed Hussen tabled the 2018-2020 Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plan and announced historic levels of immigration to Canada. The 2018-2020 Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plan reflects the government’s key priorities for immigration, taking into account input from provincial and territorial governments and stakeholders from across the country. This Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plan 2018-2020, Canada Immigration is growing it’s […]

International Criminal Court (ICC) Case; A Venue for Duterte’s Sweeping Vindication – A Point of View by Jun Avelino

When the news about ICC conducting preliminary examination on the complaint against Duterte broke out, Anti Dutertards were jubilating on the news as if they scored a victory against the administration they hate so much. As explained by the ICC prosecutor herself, the preliminary examination is a stage where the complaints and other information related […]

President Duterte lauds NEDA’s commitment in PH’s socio-economic agenda

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, February 6, highlighted the crucial role of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in making the Philippines an upper-middle economy by 2022. The Chief Executive graced the 45th anniversary of the socioeconomic planning body at the NEDA Central Office in Pasig City. In his speech, Duterte recognized the dedication […]