In addition to taking a physical fitness test, army chiefs and officials will now be required to take an English competency test, according to Army Chief General Chalermchai Sitthisart, in a meeting of officials of the Royal Thai Army’s organic units on Tuesday, July 4. This announcement came after an order by Prime Minister… Read more »
By the end of July, the long-dreaded Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) will be no more per announcement by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. This news came after allegations of corruption in the agency surfaced in April 2017, thus the temporary halt of the issuance of the said certificates. Instead of OEC, the Labor Secretary… Read more »
The newly implemented Foreign Workers Act of 2017 that came into effect last week, June 23, has faced criticism among employers and likewise created tension among migrant workers due to its alleged severe and unfair punishment. Accordingly, Employment Department Director General Waranon Pitiwan said on Thursday that a “grace period” will be first given… Read more »
Even Stephen Smith, a respected sports analyst, could not contain his disappointment after the Pacquiao-Horn fight.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones and the Republic of Korea Ambassador to the Philippines Kim Jaen Shin have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on June 21 at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) in Diliman, Quezon City. This MOA signifies the formalization of including the… Read more »
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has released a list of websites believed by the group to be spreading “alternative facts”, fake news or false information; and has called on the public to refrain accessing or sharing them. The following sites according to the CBCP are “carrying fake or unverified content”: … Read more »
The Marawi siege has severely damaged the city, with the building’s physical structures torn apart and its residence in a state of shock. With the apparent destruction of property, the Chinese government, through Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, has turned over P15 million for the recovery and rehabilitation of the city, Tuesday, June… Read more »
Tougher sanctions of up to 800,000 THB face employers who hire illegal workers and fines up to 100,000 THB or imprisonment of a maximum of 5 years for employees caught with no work permits. This is in pursuit of Thailand’s stricter rule in an aim to control the number of migrant workers in the country,… Read more »
The presence of the Honorable Vice Governor of Trat, Dr. Prathan Surakitbovorn; Director Piriya Eakpiyakul of Trattrakarnkhun School; and Director Sanan of Trat Provincial Office have made the Opening Ceremony more dignified as they expressed their meaningful support to the organization.
The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok will be closed on Monday, June 26.