Filipina student graduates with highest distinction in Thailand university

A Filipina student graduated with the highest distinction at Ramkhamhaeng University (RU) Institute of International Studies in Bangkok, March 19. Nicole Louise Nicolas Poblete, 21, received a summa cum laude award in Mass Communication major in Radio and TV Broadcasting. Ramkhamhaeng University (RU) is the largest public university in Thailand with more than 430,000 students… Read more »

Sen. JV Ejercito: Gov’t to hire 13,000 nurses this year

More than 13,000 nurses are set to be hired by the government this year as the General Appropriations Act (GAA), or the 2019 national budget, provides for sufficient funds to beef up the nursing workforce in government hospitals. Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito on Thursday disclosed that under the GAA, funds for salaries and other financial… Read more »

Senator Koko Pimentel wants travel tax abolished

A press release issued on April 10 by the Office of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III’s office stated the move of the re-electionist senator for the abolition of the law imposing travel tax. Here’s the news release in toto. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has filed a bill seeking to abolish the 42-year-old presidential decree that… Read more »

Police warns public of social media posts with alcohol, nudity and indecent acts

The Royal Thai Police warned the public on Wednesday, April 10 to refrain from posting on social media platforms that contain lewd acts, nudity, and alcohol consumption during the Songkran holidays. According to Spokesman and deputy commander of the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) Siriwat Deepor, “those posting or sharing content showing those wearing sexually… Read more »

Netflix’s new series to feature Cebu’s street food

From the creators of “Chef’s Table” comes a new nine-part series “Street Food” featuring local culinary masterpieces. The show is set to be shown on Netflix on April 26 which jives with the Philippines’ first celebration of the Filipino Food Month this month of April. Last year, Presdident Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation No. 469 declaring… Read more »

President Duterte’s net satisfaction rating UP by 6 points

In the latest survey of the Social Weather Station, President Rodrigo Duterte maintained a “very good” net satisfaction rating. The 2019 first quarter survey gave PRRD a net satisfaction rating of +66 up by 6 points from +60 in December of 2018. The survey indicated that the President enjoys 79 percent satisfaction of his performance… Read more »