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Disbarment case filed against De Lima

MANILA, Philippines — Sen.

Duterte says God told him to stop cursing

MANILA, Philippines — The foul-mouthed Philippine president, who once called the pope a "son of a bitch" and told Barack Obama to "go to hell," says he has p

Maguindanao mayor on 'narco list' killed in police shootout

NORTH COTABATO, Philippines – Lawmen shot dead Friday a mayor in Maguindanao and nine companions for starting a firefight while about to search for drugs in

New SSS chair backs proposed pension reforms

MANILA, Philippines — Newly-appointed Social Security Commission Chairman Amado Valdez has expressed support for lawmakers pursuing pension reforms, includin

Report: Chinese ships increased in Scarborough after tribunal ruling

MANILA, Philippines — Chinese Coast Guard and civilian ships around the Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal have increased following the ruling of the Permanent Cour

Duterte open to naval exercises with Japan -

Duterte open to naval exercises with Japan
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, is shown the way by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a joint press conference following their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. AP. TOKYO—After deciding to ...
Rody-Obama meeting still possible at APECPhilippine Star
The Philippines' Maverick President Duterte Offers a Glimpse of What Trump Foreign Policy Might Be LikeTIME
WATCH | Cost of war on drugs is at least P1 trillion: DuterteInterAksyon
GMA News -CNN Philippines -The Manila Times -The Straits Times
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Vine was the best way to enjoy sports - SB Nation

SB Nation

Vine was the best way to enjoy sports
SB Nation
If you're a devoted follower of Sports Twitter, you know how important Vine is to them. It was everyone's go-to platform for sharing sports highlights, and everyone used it because it was so easy. All you had to do was rewind your DVR to a moment you ...
Vine was an underrated source of joy on the internetThe Verge
Twitter users eulogize Vine with their favorite videosThe Boston Globe
Vine's dead. Is Twitter next?CNNMoney
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Michelle Obama joins Hillary Clinton on campaign trail -

Michelle Obama joins Hillary Clinton on campaign trail
First lady Michelle Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hug after speaking at a campaign rally at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Andrew Harnik).
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Bb. Pilipinas Kylie Verzosa is Miss International -

Bb. Pilipinas Kylie Verzosa is Miss International
ANOTHER BEAUTY QUEEN The Philippines' Kylie Verzosa, a model from Baguio City, is proclaimed Miss International 2016 during the pageant's coronation on Thursday night in Tokyo. —AP. The Philippines sustained its impressive record in the Miss ...
Get to know Miss International 2016 Kylie VerzosaGMA News
Miss Philippines crowned Miss International
Filipino teacher wins Miss International pageantDaily Mail
ABS-CBN News -Khaleej Times -CNN Philippines -Philippine Star
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Apple puts toe in touch waters with MacBook Pro remake - Computerworld


Apple puts toe in touch waters with MacBook Pro remake
Apple today reworked its notebook line, boosting the touch-ability of the MacBook Pro line, not by letting users smudge the screen but with an adaptable bar above the top row of keys. The expected replacement for the row of function keys got the name ...
Does the Mac still matter?CNET
Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refreshDaily Mail
Apple's new MacBook Pro kills off most of the ports you probably needTechCrunch
Ars Technica -USA TODAY -New York Magazine -Digital Trends
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Calais minors lured from camp then abandoned by authorities - The Guardian

The Guardian

Calais minors lured from camp then abandoned by authorities
The Guardian
The British and French governments were accused of breaching children's human rights as up to 50 teenagers were abandoned by authorities in Calais and forced into an industrial estate near the cleared-out refugee camp to sleep in makeshift conditions.
With French Camp Razed, Moved Migrants Try to Adapt AgainNew York Times
Razing of Calais 'Jungle' Camp Relocates Migrant CrisisWall Street Journal
Refugees stranded in Calais after camp closure spark fears of 'another Jungle'The Independent
Channel NewsAsia -CNN International -Daily Mail -The Straits Times
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Rody-Akihito meeting scrapped after death of emperor’s uncle

YOKOHAMA – The call of President Duterte on Emperor Akihito has been cancelled following the death of the Japanese monarch’s uncle Prince Mikasa.

We Will Close the Gender Pay Gap ... in 170 Years? - AlterNet


We Will Close the Gender Pay Gap ... in 170 Years?
A new report put out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates that it could take 170 years to close the pay gap between men and women. Last year the WEF forecasted that it would take roughly 118 years for women to catch up. This year, they pushed ...
Women in Iceland protest country's 14 percent pay gap by leaving work 14 percent early – Women in the World in ...The New York Times
Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a womanThe Guardian
Women in Iceland to Leave Work at 2:38 PMIcelandReview
Expert Market -The Independent
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With just three years left in service, the controversial SPO1 Adonis Dumpit simply wants to go where he will be asked to. “Kon unsay mando sa akong labaw, motuman ko (Whatever my superiors tell me, I will obey),” he said in an interview yesterday ...

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Pope Francis heads for Sweden next week

Usually feted ecstatically by Catholics across the world, Pope Francis may face a far more muted reception when he arrives next week in Sweden, one the world's most secular nations, with openly gay Lutheran bishops and special cemeteries for atheists.

5 Pinoys freed by Somali pirates back in PHL by Friday –OWWA

After more than four years in captivity by Somalian pirates, the five Filipino crewmembers will finally be home on Friday, days after they were freed.

BI intercepts suspected trafficking victim carrying fake departure stamp at NAIA

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) have uncovered a strategy allegedly being used by human traffickers for their victims to evade detection at airports.

Bishop offers support, aid to freed Pinoy hostages in Somalia

A Catholic bishop is offering pastoral support and other assistance to the five Filipino crewmen who were recently freed by Somali pirates after more than four years in captivity.

Pinoy ex-hostage in Somalia: 'We felt like the walking dead'

With only a liter of water to share every day, the 28 crewmen of Naham 3, among them Filipinos, spent the last four and a half years in torment — hunting rats for food, enduring violence from their Somali captors, and watching fellow captives die.

Car chase in Malaysia ends in arrest of four Pinoys

Malaysian police arrested four Filipinos who allegedly robbed a pet store owner at Jalan Nanas after a high-speed chase in Betong, reports said.

Nearly 22M Filipinos unable to buy basic food in 2015 - GMA News

GMA News

Nearly 22M Filipinos unable to buy basic food in 2015
GMA News
Nearly 22 million Filipinos or 21.6 percent of the population were not able to buy their basic food and other needs last year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Thursday. The poverty incidence among Filipinos in 2015 was estimated at 21 ...

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Japan’s Prince Mikasa, oldest imperial family member, dies at 100

TOKYO - The 100-year-old uncle of Japanese Emperor Akihito, Prince Mikasa, died on Thursday, leaving only four heirs to the Chrysanthemum throne, the Imperial Household Agency said.

IS executes dozens of prisoners near Mosul, officials say

Islamic State militants have in recent days executed dozens of prisoners taken from villages the group has been forced to abandon by an Iraqi army advance on the city of Mosul, officials in the region said on Wednesday.

Republican hold on US state legislatures could slip in election

The Republican Party's grip on U.S. state legislatures could loosen in next month's election as Democrats seek to link Republican candidates to the sinking fortunes of the party's White House candidate, Donald Trump.

Islamic State holds up Iraqi army south of Mosul

Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold.

Israel recalls UNESCO ambassador in protest at Jerusalem resolutions

Israel on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to UNESCO for consultations after the U.N. culture body adopted a second resolution in two weeks that Israeli leaders said ignored Judaism's connection with one of Jerusalem's holiest sites.

Venezuela opposition escalates protests against Maduro 'dictatorship'

Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters rallied across Venezuela on Wednesday against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of becoming a dictator by blocking a plebiscite to remove him.

Strong earthquakes hit central Italy; no deaths reported

ROME - A series of strong earthquakes rocked a wide area of central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties and few serious injuries.

No message received from PHL about changing alliance — White House

The United States has received no formal communication from the Philippines government about making specific changes to the alliance between the two countries, the White House said on Wednesday during a regular news briefing.

Earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude shakes Turkmenistan

An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude shook Turkmenistan on Wednesday 11 km east of Balakabat near the Caspian Sea, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

National Geographic ‘Afghan girl’ arrested in Pakistan

An Afghan woman immortalized on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.

Gov't help assured to OFWs living prison-like condition in Saudi Arabia

Government assistance has been assured to OFWs who are living in cramped quarters in Saudi Arabia and performing jobs different from what was promised to them by their recruiter in the  Philippines.

Pinay’s adobo takes top prize in Japanese soy sauce contest

A Filipina living in Saitama prefecture in the Greater Tokyo area emerged victorious in the 8th Soy Sauce Recipe & Story Contest held at the Royal Park Hotel on September 30, The Japan Times reported.

CBCP revives 'Undas Online' for Pinoys abroad

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has revived its website where Filipinos living and working overseas can offer prayers for their departed loved ones in the Philippines in time for All Souls' and All Saints' Days.

OWWA offers cash aid to OFWs from Lawin-hit areas

The government is offering a one-time cash relief assistance to OFWs and their families who were affected by supertyphoon Lawin, which left many areas in northern Luzon devastated last week.

Pope aide interviewed by Australia police over abuse claims

Vatican finance chief George Pell has been interviewed by Australian police in Rome over sexual assault claims, authorities said Wednesday, but no charges have yet been laid.

Gambia to withdraw from International Criminal Court

Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the Hague-based tribunal of the "persecution and humiliation of people of color, especially Africans."

Kerry to discuss South China Sea, regional trade with Vietnam

Tension in the South China Sea and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were expected to dominate talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Vietnamese Executive Secretary Dinh The Huynh in Washington on Tuesday.

Getting North Korea to give up nuclear bomb probably ‘lost cause’ – US spy chief

The US policy of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons "is probably a lost cause" and the best that could be hoped for is a cap on the country's nuclear capability, the Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday.

Group of OFWs living in prison-like condition in Saudi Arabia

A group of OFWs is living in prison-like condition in Saudi Arabia and working on jobs completely different from what was promised to them by their recruiter in the Philippines, a report by GMA News' JP Soriano on "24 Oras" said Tuesday.

Duterte eyes transforming postal bank into an OFW bank

In an effort to make life comfortable for overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs), President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Tuesday that he has been mulling over creating a bank solely for the OFWs.

OWWA: Over 2,000 stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia sent home

A total of 154 more Filipino workers stranded in Saudi Arabia arrived home on Tuesday, bringing the total number of repatriated OFWs since July to 2,031.

Duterte wants current generation of OFWs to be the last

Facing Filipinos in Japan, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday made a new vow: that the next generation of Filipinos will not be overseas workers.

Pinoy couple arrested for selling pork in Kuwait

A Filipino couple was arrested by Kuwaiti police after packs of processed pork were found in their home.

New law sought to protect Pinoy maids from lethal falls in HK

A pro-migrant rights group in Hong Kong is pushing for a new law that will protect foreign domestic workers from dangerous window-cleaning work, a report on Hong Kong Economic Journal said.



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

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.