1/2 kilo pig's liver 1/4 kilo pig's lung 1/2 pig's heart 2 cloves garlic 1 medium onion 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup water 1 siling labuyo, chopped (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Oil for sauteing
Boil pig's lung until tender. Remove the tendons. Chop pig's lung, liver and . . . → read more
MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario himself will lead the probe into allegations that Philippine embassy staff are sexually abusing and even prostituting distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in the Middle East.
Del Rosario calls the allegations disturbing, and he has already ordered the heads of the diplomatic posts in . . . → read more
MANILA – The chairman of the House committee on Overseas Filipino Affairs admitted relying on whistleblowers for information regarding the sex-for-flight scheme that also uncovered the alleged operation of a prostitution ring in the Middle East.
“Right now, I am relying on whistleblowers, but extremely reliable ones,” said Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello on Wednesday.
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MANILA – The Philippines Wednesday said it would keep its peacekeepers in the Golan Heights until at least August, and may stay longer if the United Nations increased security there.
The announcement by Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario followed repeated government warnings in recent weeks that it was considering swiftly pulling out its 341 soldiers . . . → read more
MANILA – A new batch of Philippine health workers, prequalified to train for practicing their profession in Japan under a bilateral agreement, left the Philippines for Japan on Wednesday.
The 144 health workers — 64 nurses and 80 caregivers — are required to participate in a six-month language program before starting medical training at Japanese . . . → read more
KUWAIT – The contractual staff of the Philippine Overseas Employment Office (POLO) in Kuwait whose name was implicated in the controversial ‘sex-for-flight’ scheme has been suspended.
“When we learned of the news that one of our personnel at POLO is being implicated in this issue, we immediately took action and we temporarily suspended him from . . . → read more
Vice President Jejomar Binay urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to file with the Office of the Vice President (OVP) complaints against abusive Philippine officials and embassy staff abroad.
Binay, the presidential adviser on OFW concerns, said his office will act on complaints of abuse, negligence, or illegal recruitment.
“I encourage those who know of any . . . → read more
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario has ordered the country’s top diplomats in Syria, Kuwait and Jordan as well as those allegedly involved in the reported sexual exploitation of Filipinos there to come home and face an investigation.
Charge d’Affaires Nestor Padalhan (Syria), Ambassador Olivia Palala (Jordan) and Charge d’Affaires Raul Dado (Kuwait) were asked . . . → read more
Philippine authorities are looking into the alleged exploitation of undocumented Filipinos in convenience stores in New York and Virginia.
The Philippine Embassy in Washington and the Philippine Consulate General in New York are working with United States authorities on the issue.
“(The Philippine) Embassy (is) looking into (the) reported exploitation of undocumented Filipinos in 7-11 . . . → read more
The Filipino United Nations peacekeepers in Golan Heights in Syria will remain there until August 3 pending an assessment of the situation there, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario said.
Del Rosario announced the development during a press briefing on Wednesday.
However, he said the date could still change depending on the . . . → read more