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Lady Eagles turn back Lady Warriors for third straight win -

Lady Eagles turn back Lady Warriors for third straight win
With its sights set on its showdown against undefeated University of the Philippines four days from now, Ateneo got a surprise challenge from University of the East in a 25-14, 25-21, 25-21 win Wednesday in the UAAP Season 79 women's volleyball ...
Lady Spikers, Eagles fancied vs winless foesPhilippine Star

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North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing – Malaysia - Rappler


North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing – Malaysia
A North Korean flag flies at its embassy in Kuala Lumpur on February 18, 2017. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia's ...
Police: Suspects in North Korean death coated hands with poison | SunStarSun.Star
Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poisonManila Bulletin
Kim Jong-nam killing: Senior N Korea diplomat named as suspectBBC News
Channel NewsAsia -CNN -Yahoo News -ABC Online
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Palace approves retroactive P1,000 SSS pension hike | SunStar - Sun.Star

Palace approves retroactive P1,000 SSS pension hike | SunStar
MALACAÑANG signed Wednesday, February 22, a memorandum giving a green light for the release of the P1,000 increase in the monthly pension of Social Security System (SSS) members. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, who signed the ...

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Ex-Davao Death Squad leader: Pres. Duterte ordered killings -

Ex-Davao Death Squad leader: Pres. Duterte ordered killings
WHILE mayor of Davao City, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a “death squad” to carry out killings or other criminal acts in exchange for money, a former policeman revealed this week. Alleged Davao Death Squad (DDS) leader and retired SPO3 Arturo ...
Philippine Senator Urges Cabinet to Stop 'Sociopathic Serial Killer' DuterteJakarta Globe

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Yasay: PH-China sea dispute won't be resolved within our lifetime -

Yasay: PH-China sea dispute won't be resolved within our lifetime
Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. faces confirmation hearing at Senate. MAILA AGER/ Foreign affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. admitted on Wednesday that the country's territorial disputes with China may not be resolved ...
ASEAN worried over South China Sea militarisationAsiaOne
'Urgent homework' to be done on South China Sea Code of Conduct: Vivian BalakrishnanChannel NewsAsia

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35 abused OFWs repatriated from Kuwait

Thirty-five distressed Filipino workers, including those who experienced physical abuse from their employers, are set to arrive in the Philippines on Wednesday from Kuwait, according to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

Female suspects in Kim Jong Nam slay knew it was poison --Malaysia

Two women arrested over the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother in Kuala Lumpur knew they were taking part in a poison attack, Malaysia's police chief said Wednesday, after reports they believed it was a prank. 

Trump immigration policy no effect on Pinoys if Duterte stays tame

Filipinos living in the United States will not be affected by US Pres. Donald Trump's controversial immigration policies as long as Pres. Rodrigo Duterte does not comment on topics sensitive to the new US administration.  

N.Korean embassy exec among suspects in Kim Jong Nam slay --Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian police identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy on Wednesday as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, and said another was linked to North Korea's state airline.

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

The Trump administration issued tough new orders Tuesday for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in its crosshairs.

Yasay: I never held an American passport

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.

Jeanie Turns To Magic, But Lakers' Rebuild Will Take Time -

Jeanie Turns To Magic, But Lakers' Rebuild Will Take Time
On Tuesday morning, before the phones started ringing, Magic Johnson said a prayer. What a life he's led, a national champion in 1979 and a NBA champion a year later, the face of Showtime and the pride of Jerry Buss, an icon and an entertainer, ...
Sources: Sports agent Rob Pelinka expected to be new Lakers GM under Magic
Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak is
Lakers, in Shake-Up, Hand Reins to Magic JohnsonNew York Times
The Indian Express -Bleacher Report -Los Angeles Times -Washington Post
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Amnesty blames Trump, Duterte in global rollback of rights

PARIS — Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hun

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan - Rappler


US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan
WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – The Trump administration issued tough new orders Tuesday, February 21, for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in its cross-hairs.
Trump to spare US 'dreamer' immigrants from crackdownCNBC
Major elements of Donald Trump's new immigration policiesEconomic Times
Trump admin lays out new approach to illegal immigrationSFGate
The Detroit News -Irish Independent -Los Angeles Times -NDTV
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Incoming ambassador to US calls treatment of Mexico 'unacceptable'

Mexico's incoming ambassador to the United States on Tuesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's treatment of its southern neighbor as 'unacceptable' and called for a migration mechanism to avoid illegal crossings by Mexicans to the United States.

WATCH | CHED suspends field trips, educational tours - InterAksyon


WATCH | CHED suspends field trips, educational tours
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) building at the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City. Tweet · The online news portal of TV5. MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has ...

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Trump issues first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents

US President Donald Trump delivered his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States on Tuesday after a new spate of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the country and vandalism in a Jewish cemetery.

Facebook Attempts to Best Competition by Copying Competition - DMN

Facebook Attempts to Best Competition by Copying Competition
Or such is the hope inside the walled-garden for Facebook, which is, yet again, attempting to edge out competition by creating similar functions to its competitors. The social media giant took a direct swipe at LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and other job ...

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Trump to leave protections for US 'dreamer' migrants

US President Donald Trump's administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as 'dreamers,' but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according to guidance released on Tuesday.

Saudi king to visit Indonesia in March with entourage of 1,500 -- Indonesian officials

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will visit Jakarta and Bali on the Indonesian leg of his Asian tour next month, bringing 1,500 people in his entourage including 10 ministers, Indonesian officials said.

NBI clearance to become multi-purpose

MANILA, Philippines - The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will be issuing only one “multi-purpose clearance” for all types of requests, following sign

DILG: Drug-free homes to get stickers

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will adopt a new method to combat illegal drugs in communities with the use

ADB backs Phl economic agenda

MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is strongly committed to supporting the 10-point socioeconomic agenda set out by the Duterte administr

Duterte mum on Lascañas’ allegations against him

MANILA, Philippines - Known for his provocative statements and stinging public rebuke of his critics, President Duterte was silent yesterday on new allegatio

Palace allots P1 M for EDSA rites; Leni saddened

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang will spend only about P1 million for a simple and quiet celebration of the 31st EDSA people power anniversary this year.

Cops defy deployment to Basilan

MANILA, Philippines - Almost 200 policemen defied the order of President Duterte for deployment in Mindanao.

2 fighter jets from Korea arrive today

MANILA, Philippines - Two more FA50-A fighter jets from South Korea will be delivered to the Philippine Air Force (PAF) today.

‘Eco-tourism an alternative to mining’

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to develop mined-out areas into eco-tourism zones that would help reh

Pope decries 'populist rhetoric' fuelling fear of immigrants

Pope Francis called on Tuesday for a radical change of attitude towards immigrants, saying they should be welcomed with dignity as he also denounced the 'populist rhetoric' that was fuelling fear and selfishness in rich countries.

Journalists face rising threats in trouble spots -- watchdog

Journalists in conflict zones are facing unprecedented threats amid a rise in violent non-state actors, a decline in rule of law and  increased reliance on freelancers, a media watchdog said Tuesday.

China opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea

BEIJING -- China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea.

Malaysian PM says N. Korean envoy was 'diplomatically rude'

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday that comments by the North Korean ambassador casting doubt over a Malaysian investigation into the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader were 'diplomatically rude.'

Pinay worker in Jordan killed a month before two-year contract ends

A Filipina domestic helper was killed along with her employer in Jordan earlier this month, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Tuesday.

1.4 million children face famine in four countries --UNICEF

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday.

Islamic State linked group expands foothold in southern Syria near Israel

Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels and witnesses said.

Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia

A pilot and four American passengers were killed on Tuesday when a small plane crashed in to the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, police said.

North Korea, Malaysia row as Kim killing film emerges

North Korea locked horns with Malaysia on Monday over the investigation into the killing of leader Kim Jong-Un's brother, as footage emerged of the moment he was fatally attacked in a Kuala Lumpur airport.

UAE-based band survives member's death, comes up with new video

Up the Ante releases video for song about perseverance months after member's tragic death.

Fil-Am providers help newcomers access services 

Filipinos got a big dose of health education when the Philippine Consulate General staged its latest Talakayan sa Konsulado last February 10 at the Consular Services Section here.

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.

Filipino nabbed in Italy for drugs

A Filipino was nabbed in Milan, Italy for the alleged possession of illegal drugs.

DOLE: Dial 1349 to report abuse on OFWs' children

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has opened a 24-hour labor hotline for reports on the mistreatment of children whose parents are working overseas.

MOU seeks to protect OFWs' kids from abusive guardians  

Various government agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that aims to provide full protection for children of OFWs who are in the care of guardians while their parents are overseas.

Family of OFW beaten to death in Kuwait gets financial assistance

The family of Amy Capulong Santiago, the Filipino worker who was allegedly beaten to death by her employers in Kuwait, has received financial assistance from Kuwait-based Filipino organizations to help them get back on their feet.

Fil-Am actor kickstarts fundraiser for short film project

Filipino-American actor Dante Basco is the executive producer of a new project that aims to shed light on a beloved film character that played a pivotal role in the Robin Williams classic, Hook.

Fil-Am named president of largest Catholic university in US

Seton Hall University President A. Gabriel Esteban has been appointed as the next president of DePaul University in Chicago, according to the SHU website's announcement dated February 16.

Two on trial in Ireland for 'illegal' hiring of Pinoy sailors

Owners of an Irish trawler were put on trial for allegedly hiring two Filipino sailors without having appropriate permits, reports said.

Immigrants across US skip work, school in anti-Trump protest

Businesses shut their doors, students skipped class and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Fil-Am actor to play Versace killer in true crime series

Filipino-American actor Darren Criss will return to a series produced by Ryan Murphy, the executive producer of teen musical 'Glee,' for the third time, this time to portray a serial killer for a true crime anthology.



NOTICE TO Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney encourages registered Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales who have received their ballots packets from COMELEC-Manila for the 2016 Philippine National Elections to send their accomplished ballots to the Consulate as soon as possible.

The accomplished ballots may be submitted to the Consulate daily, including on weekends and holidays, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on 9 April-8 May 2016, and from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on 9 May 2016.

For Filipino Overseas Voters who have not yet received their ballots, please check whether your name is in the following lists on the Consulate website, :

• Returned-To-Sender (RTS) ballots; and

• List of voters with incomplete or no mailing address.

If your name is on either of the above lists, please contact the Consulate and look for Mr. Jessie Llaneta at Tel. No. 926207377, or send your complete details, e.g., mobile number and mailing address, to, or contact the Duty Officer at mobile number 0415-426400.

Thank you.

Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

20 April 2016



Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)



Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday
She becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran

She was crowned amid much confusion after host Steve Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

Harvey apologized and said he read the wrong results.