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Portugal's Guterres leads race for UN chief after fifth ballot

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres leads the race to become the next United Nations Secretary-General after a fifth U.N. Security Council secret ballot on Monday, diplomats said.

Sanofi gets $43-M U.S. funding to spur Zika vaccine development

Sanofi SA said on Monday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved $43.18 million in funding to accelerate the development of a Zika vaccine, as part of efforts to prevent the infection.

Saudi Arabia cuts public sector bonuses, ministers' salaries

Saudi Arabia's government has decided to curb to some financial perks for public sector employees, according to a live broadcast of the cabinet's weekly meeting.

Moscow slams US, UK for ‘unacceptable’ UN statements on Syria

Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

Bello, POEA raise red flag over Ireland-based recruitment firm

Filipinos seeking jobs abroad have been warned against bogus job opportunities being spread through email by an Ireland-based recruitment company.

Civil service exam eyed for OFWs in HK who want to work in Duterte gov't

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has sought the help of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for the conduct of the civil service examination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong who want to return to the country for good.

Motive sought in fatal shooting at Washington state mall after arrest

Investigators were working to determine what led a gunman to open fire and kill five people in a department store at a Washington state mall, police said on Sunday after arresting a 20-year-old suspect in the deadly rampage.

US, Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN — The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible."

Third priest found dead in Mexico

The bullet-riddled body of a priest who had disappeared in western Mexico has been found, authorities said Sunday, making him the third cleric murdered this week in the country.

Gov’t plans to have a bank for OFWs, says Bello

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government is planning to establish a bank for overseas Filipino workers, a report on Unang Balita on Monday said.

Activists in Mexico urge US expats to derail Trump

A human rights group is urging the nearly one million US citizens who live in Mexico to vote in hopes of keeping Republican Donald Trump out of the White House, organizers said Sunday.

Trump tells Netanyahu he'll recognize Jerusalem as Israel's ‘undivided’ capital

Republican candidate Donald Trump pledged Sunday in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital if he is elected president.

Islamic State claims Baghdad suicide bombing that kills seven

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq.

Spirited next round of talks seen in Oslo

ANGELES CITY, Philippines – The National Democratic Front (NDF) yesterday said it expects “spirited and interesting” continuing talks with the government in

Philippines tells world: Don’t interfere in drug war

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr.

Lawmaker seeks amendments to law on Malampaya fund use

MANILA, Philippines – A senior administration lawmaker has proposed amendments to the law governing the use of the P183-billion Malampaya Fund to enable the

Barangay national assembly set on October 9

MANILA, Philippines – The national assembly of barangay officials led by Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno will be held on Oct.

Medialdea government caretaker when Rody visits Vietnam

MANILA, Philippines – Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will head the caretaker government while President Duterte goes on a two-day working visit in Vi

Palace asked to monitor compliance to speedy public service

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto asked Malacañang yesterday to make sure government agencies keep their promise of providing speedy p

DOJ chief: Convict Sebastian to testify in House probe

MANILA, Philippines – High-value inmate Jaybee Sebastian, the alleged bagman of Sen.

Palace mum on WikiLeaks report

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang refused to comment on a report published by WikiLeaks which said that President Duterte once “admitted complicity” in vigila

House bill seeks more perks for solo parents

MANILA, Philippines – The national government should help solo parents fulfill their obligations to their children by giving them tax breaks, housing benefit

Philippines-US war games set in Luzon

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino soldiers and US service members based in Okinawa, Japan will take part in the Philippines Amphibious Landing Exercise next wee

In the primary debates, Trump showed what he'll bring to battle with Clinton - USA TODAY


In the primary debates, Trump showed what he'll bring to battle with Clinton
Donald Trump the debater is famous for calling others on stage “Little Marco” and “Lyin' Ted,'' for mocking Jeb Bush's energy and Rand Paul's look, for guaranteeing how big he is. But in 11 primary debates, Trump also displayed less obvious tactics and ...
Lester Holt's MomentNPR
Team Trump: We didn't invite Gennifer FlowersCNN
6 weeks to go, Clinton and Trump are tiedPolitico
Daily Mail -Bloomberg -Quartz -ABC News
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Warplanes pound Syria's Aleppo, UN Security Council meets

Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, battled rebels for control of the city as the UN Security Council met to discuss the escalating violence.

Pagasa warns of floods, landslides with rains expected in Cebu today -

Pagasa warns of floods, landslides with rains expected in Cebu today
Cebu will continue to experience isolated rainshowers today as typhoon “Helen” enhanced the southwest monsoon winds affecting the region. Romeo Aguirre, weather specialist of Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

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Ecuadorean crowned as Miss Global 2016 - Malaya

Ecuadorean crowned as Miss Global 2016
MISS Ecuador Angela Bonilla Zapata, 24, was crowned as Miss Global 2016 at the 4-hour grand finals held at the Philippine International Convention Center that began Saturday night (September 24) and concluded at past midnight Sunday. Bonilla ...

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Leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram says he is alive in video

In a video, the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram rejected statements by the country's military that he had been seriously wounded.

Clinton, Trump in virtual tie ahead of first debate – poll

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in a virtual dead heat in their bitter race for the White House on the eve of their first head-to-head presidential debate, a new poll showed Sunday.

Duterte set to visit Vietnam this week - Palace - InterAksyon


Duterte set to visit Vietnam this week - Palace
President Duterte attends a session of the recent ASEAN Summit in Laos in Sept. 7, 2016 file photo. He will be flying to ASEAN neighbor Vietnam this week to boost bilateral relations. REUTERS FILE ...
'Addicts to reach 4 M, so let's stop this now'Philippine Star
Barack Obama's pivot to Asia in
PHL diplomats in talks for Duterte visits to Japan, China next monthGMA News
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Perasol not blaming UP's poor free throw shooting for loss to FEU - Rappler


Perasol not blaming UP's poor free throw shooting for loss to FEU
COMING UP SHORT. Dave Moralde and UP fall to 1-4 this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines – The UP Fighting Maroons dropped to 1-4 in UAAP Season 79 after losing to the FEU Tamaraws by two, 51-49, on Sunday, September ...
FEU escapes UP, wins 2nd
Tams survive Maroons for third winThe Manila Times
Tams edge Maroons; Bulldogs winMalaya
Sports Interactive Network Philippines
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Prospect of Philippine thaw slows China's plans in South China Sea - Manila Bulletin

Manila Bulletin

Prospect of Philippine thaw slows China's plans in South China Sea
Manila Bulletin
BEIJING — China's next big target for construction of an artificial island in the South China Sea has long been assumed to be a cluster of rocks poking above sapphire waters near the Philippines. For several years, Chinese coast guard vessels and ...
South China Sea Claimants Blur Lines Between Military, CiviliansVoice of America
PH needs world support on sea row – Defense execThe Manila Times
Philippines, US joint drills
Washington Times -Global Times -The Japan Times -Times of Oman
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POEA issues guidelines on online registration of Pinoy seafarers

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has issued guidelines on the online registry of seafarers as part of government effort to secure a universal identification for Filipino sailors.   

Suspect in fatal shooting of 5 at Washington mall captured, identified

The gunman believed to have opened fire with a rifle at a Washington state mall, killing five people, was captured on Saturday one day after the attack, authorities said.

Charlotte protesters march for sixth night despite shooting video release

A couple hundred demonstrators chanted and marched through Charlotte on Sunday, as protests persisted after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers in North Carolina's largest city.

Aftershocks seen after 6.5 temblor rocks Mati - The Standard

Aftershocks seen after 6.5 temblor rocks Mati
The Standard
AFTERSHOCKS are expected to continue, on a lesser frequency and extent, from the magnitude 6.5 weekend earthquake off Davao Oriental's capital city of Mati, seismologists said. “We don't expect future aftershocks to be as frequent and intense as what ...

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Public warned vs fraudulent persons - Sun.Star

Public warned vs fraudulent persons
DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio warned the public on individuals using her name to solicit money. Following the downpour of donors to the City Government after the deadly blast at the Roxas Night Market on September 2, Duterte-Carpio received ...

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Antidrug judge survives ambush in Agusan -

Antidrug judge survives ambush in Agusan
BUTUAN CITY—An Agusan del Sur regional trial court judge known for his tough stance against illegal drugs has survived an assassination attempt on Friday. Hector Salise, the presiding judge of RTC 7 in Bayugan City, was on his Toyota Innova being ...

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Aguirre says he has the goods on de Lima - BusinessWorld Online Edition

Manila Bulletin

Aguirre says he has the goods on de Lima
BusinessWorld Online Edition
JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II on Friday said more than 10 people may be connected to Senator Leila M. de Lima in the drug trade in the national penitentiary. “If there is any link it should be indirect dun lang sa [through the] bank account ...
Take the testimonies of Sebastian, 2 generalsThe Manila Times

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In Denmark, Pinay au pairs risk abuse in name of Â�‘cultural exchange’

Common in Europe, cultural exchange programs allow young people, usually women, to immerse themselves in an overseas culture while helping with child care in exchange for food, accommodation and a modest allowance.  

Former OFW shot dead in Parañaque City

A former overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was shot dead by an unidentified gunman in Parañaque City shortly before midnight Thursday, according to a report by radio dzBB's Luisito Santos.

Some Europeans bothered by news coming from PHL

Some Europeans are bothered by recent news coming from the Philippines, particularly the killings related to the Duterte administration's war on illegal drugs, according to a report by GMA News' Jay Sabale on State of the Nation on Thursday.

Immigrants have little impact on native-born workers —US study

An influx of immigrants is likely to have little impact on wages and jobs for native-born US workers, unless they have less than a high-school education, according to a study published Wednesday.

Suspect in chop-chop murder of OFW in Dubai nabbed

The suspect in the murder of an overseas Filipino worker in Dubai last May has been arrested, Unang Balita reported on Thursday.

Taiwan relaxes visa for PHL, five other ASEAN countries, India

To attract more travelers, Taiwan has relaxed its visa policy for the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and India, its representative office in Manila said Wednesday.

Duterte spokesman urges Fil-Am media 'not to be adversarial'

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella explains his boss before Filipino-American journalists in New York.

42% of Pinoys in HK jails linked to illegal drugs —official

Forty-two percent of Filipinos languishing in nine Hong Kong  jails have drug-related cases.

BI to cross-match travel papers of Pinoys returning home from hajj

Filipinos who will arrive home from the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia should expect slight delay in the processes as the Bureau of Immigration (BI) is conducting cross-matching of travel documents.

More and more Pinoys pursuing studies in New Zealand

More and more Filipinos are studying in New Zealand, making the Philippines its fifth largest source market for its education sector.

Former AFP chief re-appointed as special envoy to the Middle East

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced that he has appointed another former military man to be part of his Cabinet.



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.