Aranyaprathet – Poi Pet railway to reopen this month

The Aranyaprathet – Poi Pet railway ceased to operate in 1965. 54 years later, it is set to reopen on April 22, 2019. Earlier, Transportation Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith headed a team in an inspection of the the facilities in Ban Khlong Luek Border Crossing Temporary Railway Station in the Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo ahead… Read more »

Electric train projects to Chiang Mai, Pangnga, Phuket and Korat gets Royal Approval

The Royal Thai Government Gazette announced HM King Rama X’s approval of the Sky Train Act 2562 (2019) directing the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand to immediately proceed with electric train projects in the provinces of Chiang Mai, Pangnga, Phuket and Nakorn Ratchasima (Korat). Source: https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1539945 Photo by Thairath

DFA raises ALERT level 3 in Libya

VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION ENCOURAGED AMONG FILIPINO WORKERS POSSIBLE DEPLOYMENT BAN TO BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY DFA BULLETIN The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) today raised Alert Level III in Libya and urged Filipinos in Tripoli and nearby areas to consider getting themselves and their dependents repatriated to avoid getting caught in the middle of ongoing clashes between… Read more »

POEA issues new guidelines on the processing of OECs of balik-manggagawa or returning workers

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has issued specific guidelines on the processing of exit clearance of returning workers pursuant to the POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 4, Series of 2018 amending Section 22 of the Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased OFWs of 2016. The guidelines cover (1) returning… Read more »

POEA: More Pinoy Nurses and Caregivers needed in Japan

Deadline of Application: April 30, 2019 PRESS RELEASE The Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) needs qualified applicants to fill up another batch of vacancies for 50 nurses or kangoshi and 300 careworkers or kaigofukushishi for deployment in Japan under the Framework for the Movement of Natural Persons of the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement… Read more »

Normal work day for “Big Joke” no comment on transfer

In a report by The Nation, Former Immigration Bureau Chief Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn otherwise known as “Big Joke” was seen reporting to work yesterday at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters. Last Friday, Royal Thai Police Chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda ordered Surachate’s transfer to an inactive post at the headquarters. According to the report… Read more »

Pinoy students win BIG in Vietnam International math Competition

Filipino student mathletes won 10 medals in the 16th Hanoi Open Mathematics Challenge (HOMC 2019) held on 2-6 April, 2019 in Vietnam. The event was participated by more than 700 students from China, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. “It’s the first international… Read more »

Singapore proposed Fake News Law feared to stifle free speech

The new Bill to Protect Society from Online Falsehoods and Malicious Actors has its first reading on Monday in Singapore. According to the Ministry of Law, “the Bill seeks to protect society against damage from online falsehoods created by malicious actors. Such online falsehoods have had serious consequences. They are being used to divide society,… Read more »

Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands to build fourth tower

Las Vegas Sands Corporation announced on April 3 the bold expansion plan of the Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands with the immediate construction of the fourth tower next to the existing towers. According to Las Vegas Sands Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson, “Marina Bay Sands is an iconic tourism destination that has… Read more »