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PH warns overseas workers against MERS virus

PH warns overseas workers against MERS virus

The Philippines warned its overseas nationals about a deadly disease in the Middle East that has reportedly affected 7 Filipinos. This figure includes two who died and 5 others who “remain in quarantine as a precaution.” In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs advised Filipinos in the Middle East to “take necessary precautions and […]

Millions to remain in poverty as Philippines re-sets target

Millions to remain in poverty as Philippines re-sets target

The Philippines will have to downgrade its target to reduce poverty, officials warned Tuesday, a move which would leave an additional four million people virtually destitute in 2016. Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said that although economic growth had remained strong, it had failed to lift as many people out of poverty as expected. The […]

FEM grandson Michael Marcos Manotoc

FEM grandson Michael Marcos Manotoc

Editor’s Note: In 2009, Newsbreak wrote about some students at the UP College of Law, including then 23-year-old Ferdinand Richard Michael Marcos-Manotoc, a grandson of former president Ferdinand Marcos. Manotoc took the Bar in 2013, and is among the 1,174 aspiring lawyers who passed. We are republishing it here. (READ: UP tops the 2013 bar examinations) […]

Philippine Consulate General - Xiamen

EASTER Funday BINGO Special

EASTER Funday BINGO Special

Celebrate easter with fun and surprises! Win with special treats and prizes on games, bingo and egg hunt. Date: April 20, 2014 (Sunday) Time: 1:00PM Venue: Philippine Consulate General Grounds For more information please contact: Allan 15060783134 Edward 15280240067

4th Nanyang Culture Festival in Xiamen

4th Nanyang Culture Festival in Xiamen

The Philippine Consulate General in Xiamen is pleased to invite you to partake in the activities being organized as part of the 4th Nanyang Culture Festival to be held at various places in Xiamen from 28 March 2014 to 04 April 2014. “Nanyang” is a Chinese term broadly referring to the region presently known as […]

4th Nanyang Culture Festival

4th Nanyang Culture Festival

The Festival is a biennial event co-organized by the Consulate General with the Xiamen Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) and the two other resident Consulates General in Xiamen that of Singapore and Thailand. Among the activities to be highlighted in the Festival Is a Trade Fair to feature businesses that produce high-quality goods unique to the […]

Entertainment News

Will Kathryn sacrifice religion for love?

Will Kathryn sacrifice religion for love?

Kathryn Bernardo admits religion is one of the reasons why she cannot have a relationship yet with onscreen partner and special friend Daniel Padilla.  Kathryn is an Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) member while Daniel is Catholic. “Minsan kino-convince ko siya na magpa-Doktrina siya. Pero for me, yung sa religion, kung gusto ng tao, madali iyon […]

Walking doll Wang Jiayun becomes popular in Korea

Walking doll Wang Jiayun becomes popular in Korea

Chinese female high school student Wang Jiayun becomes famous on the Korean internet—–Does everyone know this inflatable doll~? Chinese female high school student Wang Jiayun has become famous on the Korean internet, for looking like an inflatable doll. Wang Jiayun is 164cm tall and weighs 42kg. Born in Kowloon of Hong Kong SAR, she currently […]

FAX 2010 Mid Autumn Festival & Dice Game | September 22

FAX 2010 Mid Autumn Festival & Dice Game | September 22

Filipino Association in Xiamen Presents 2010 Mid Autumn Festival and Dice Game September 22, 2010 – Wednesday 1:00PM Philippine Consulate General’s Ground For more information contact: Angel Austria Mobile: 13799846129

Lifestyle

A Swedish denim label wants to change the way we wear our jeans

A Swedish denim label wants to change the way we wear our jeans

Swedish denim label Nudie Jeans recommends people don’t wash their new jeans for at least six months. It has also opened satellite repair stores around the world where customers can take their knackered trousers in for a free fix up. Nudie wants to be a fully transparent company. “Caring capitalism” may be an oxymoron but Nudie appears […]

Tibetan mastiff ‘sold for $2 million’ in China

Tibetan mastiff ‘sold for $2 million’ in China

BEIJING, China – A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, March 19, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a “luxury pet” fair Tuesday in the eastern province of […]

7 Bad Habits that Might Be Keeping Me Single

7 Bad Habits that Might Be Keeping Me Single

I’ve been single for seven months.Although I don’t expect to enter into a relationship right after a breakup, I should be dating more often than I am. I’m over my ex, so an aching heart isn’t stopping me from mingling. I’ve actually been on plenty of dates. One guy here. One guy there. But nothing […]

Sports News

Manny Pacquiao surprised with Timothy Bradley’s one-week no-bath ritual

Manny Pacquiao surprised with Timothy Bradley’s one-week no-bath ritual

Manny Pacquiao tried his best not to judge his opponent Timothy Bradley’s odd pre-fight ritual. But in the end, he just could not help himself. Bradley, the reigning WBO welterweight champion, admitted that he has a ritual of not taking a single bath in the week leading up to a big fight. The undefeated American […]

Martinez overwhelmed by support, eyes 2018 Olympics

Martinez overwhelmed by support, eyes 2018 Olympics

He may not come home with a medal, but Filipino figure skater Michael Christian Martinez certainly won a lot of admirers after giving a good account of himself in his Winter Olympics debut. Picking up from where he left off in the short program, the 17-year-old Martinez displayed a “performance to be proud of” during […]

Skater Michael Martinez makes it from mall to Olympics

Skater Michael Martinez makes it from mall to Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Michael Martinez nailed the bow at the end. Four bows, to be exact, though no one could blame him. He didn’t seem to want to leave the ice Thursday night, and no one was going to blame him for that, either. This wasn’t the shopping mall in the Philippines, where he […]

Technology News

LG G Pro 2 hands-on

LG G Pro 2 hands-on

SEOUL, South Korea – This week on TechRap Will Flappy Bird fly again? The Nokia X and Sony Xperia Z2 arrive in the Philippines, and we go up close and personal with LG’s newest Phablet the G Pro 2 HEADLINES Flappy Bird to take flight again? Apple releases iOS 7.1 featuring CarPlay Starbucks App Internet’s […]

Starmobile goes wireless with Octa

Starmobile goes wireless with Octa

MANILA, Philippines – Starmobile continues to up its game in the smartphone manufacturing industry as it unveils on Wednesday, March 19, the Starmobile Octa – its first device with wireless charging and Near Field Communication (NFC). With Starmobile Octa, the Philippine smartphone manufacturer hopes to bring Filipinos closer to NFC technology, a feature currently available […]

250 minors saved from child pornography ring

250 minors saved from child pornography ring

MANILA, Philippines – Officials from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday, March 19 (Manila time), that it had arrested 14 men for operating a child pornography ring that victimized at least 251 minors. Working with the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and the US Attorney for the […]

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Which Asian country is the world’s biggest arms buyer? Nope, not China

Which Asian country is the world’s biggest arms buyer? Nope, not China

PARIS – India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years, a Swedish think tank said on Monday. The total volume of arms sales was up 14 percent in 2009-13 compared to the previous five […]

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Six dead in central China knife attack

Six dead in central China knife attack

Five people were killed in a knife attack at an outdoor market in central China’s Hunan Province on Friday morning, with police shooting the assailant to death as he tried to flee, according to local authorities. A knife fight broke out between businessmen Hebir Turdi and Memet Abla at around 10:15 a.m. at Shahuqiao Market […]

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Debris near Tho Chu Island not from MH370, says DCA

Debris near Tho Chu Island not from MH370, says DCA

SEPANG: The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has denied that the debris found near Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island was from of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 airplane. DCA director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said authorities have confirmed that the objects spotted floating in the sea about 100km south-southwest off the island did not match the […]

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