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Simon Bridges – A New Zealand Filipino

Simon Bridges demonstrated his singing skills over the weekend at a National Party Filipino event in Tauranga, covering Elvis Presley’s Love Me Tender.  “I don’t think I’m giving up day job,” the National Party leader…



Indonesia spares Filipino

The Indonesia’s attorney general announced that Mary Jane Veloso was spared after a woman who allegedly recruited her to act as a drug courier gave herself up to police in the Philippines on Tuesday. The…




Philippines Hosts APEC 2015

The Philippines hosted APEC meetings for the first time in 1996. The most high-profile event, the APEC Leaders’ Meeting, was held in Subic Bay, Zambales in November of that year. After almost two decades, in…


PAL and Cebu Pacific to Fly to New Zealand

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) is looking at flying to Auckland, the largest and most populous urban area inNew Zealand as part of efforts to further expand its international presence. Rival airline Cebu Air…


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Miss Philippines Won Miss World 2013 Pageant

The 2013 Miss World pageant has been won by Miss Philippines, Megan Young, on the Indonesian island of Bali. US-born Ms Young, 23, beat 126 other contestants and pledged to be “the best Miss World…


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Unemployment Causes Philippine Stocks to Slump

The National Statistics Office (NSO) said that unemployment increased to 7.5 percent in the three months through April, the highest since the quarter ended June 2010. Despite the government reported on May 30 that gross…


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Scholarships to Pinoys Seeking Post-Grad Studies

THE New Zealand government is allocating 18 scholarship slots to Filipinos who wish to obtain post-graduate degrees in their universities for SY 2014. Bato Balani Foundation Inc. (BBFI) is a non-government organization and is the…


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Philippines – Among the Top 10 Destinations in 2013

Condé Nast Traveller’s (CNT) included the Philippines among the top 10 destinations to watch in 2013. Condé Nast Traveller is a leading luxury travel magazine published by London-based Condé Nast Publications Ltd. The magazine’s January…


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PH up 10 notches in ‘economic freedom’ list

The government’s anti-corruption efforts helped push the Philippines’ global ranking in terms of economic freedom by 10 notches to 97th among 177 countries and territories. This was according to the editors of the 2013 Index…


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Working Holiday Scheme for Filipinos

During PNoy’s recent visit to New Zealand, he signed an agreement with the New Zealand government to allow Filipinos to study and work at the same time in New Zealand for a period of three…


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Filipinos are Singled Out Again

In the “Why the Filipinos? article, the Filipinos were singled out by a politician. In this article about New Zealand farms sourcing workers from the Middle East, a comment singled out Filipinos again. Why Filipinos?…