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Former Obama aide calls Trump a ‘psychopath’

A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labeled Donald Trump a "psychopath", saying the Republican presidential nominee met the clinical definition of the personality disorder.

Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitors say 35 villagers killed

Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers.

Libyan forces push into last ISIS-held areas of Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government on Sunday pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the jihadists' coastal stronghold.

Nigeria’s Buhari says Boko Haram leader ‘wounded’

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is "wounded," in his first comments on military claims that the jihadi leader was injured in an attack.

Pilots arrested for alleged drinking before UK-US flight

Two pilots were arrested in Scotland on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a passenger plane to the United States, police said Sunday.

Germany expects 300,000 asylum seekers this year

Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive this year, less than one-third of the total during 2015's record influx.

Bangladesh police identify dead militants linked to Dhaka cafe attack

One of the three militants killed by Bangladeshi security forces on Saturday in connection with July's Dhaka cafe attack came from a posh area of the city like some of the attackers and went to a prestigious foreign university, police said on Sunday.

More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

Rescuers believe they have located more bodies in the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people.

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for the high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy.

Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus – media

Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus, local media reported on Sunday, citing the city-state's health ministry.

Turkish bomb, airstrikes kill 20 civilians in Syria —monitor

Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 20 civilians in Syria on Sunday, the fifth day of an incursion against Islamic State group jihadists and Kurdish militia, a monitor said.

Couple rescued after searchers spot SOS on remote island

Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after a search aircraft spotted their SOS message in the sand.

Suspected ‘terror’ attack at Indonesian church; no serious casualties

Indonesian police were investigating a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during the Sunday service at a church

‘Dindo’ leaves Philippine area of responsibility

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) early Sunday reported that Typhoon Dindo is n

Nephew of Sinaloa cartel leader killed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY—A nephew of one of the leaders of the powerful Sinaloa cartel was murdered, the state prosecutors office said on Saturday, the latest attack on the groups family members.

Airport in Turkey’s southeast hit by rocket fire: report

Kurdish militants on Saturday fired four rockets at the airport in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, without causing casualties, the Dogan news agency said.

Ginebra aims for playoff slot - Manila Bulletin


Ginebra aims for playoff slot
Manila Bulletin
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel shoots for a playoff berth as it tackles a desperate opponent in Star, a squad hoping to keep alive its campaign in the PBA Governors Cup today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. At 5-2, Ginebra is a win away from advancing to ...
Ginebra, Star collide in latest edition of Manila Clasico; Alaska, Blackwater meetInterAksyon

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Here's a complaint - The Standard

Here's a complaint
The Standard
This time it is the Department of Public Works and Highways launching a line for citizens to raise complaints, questions and suggestions about anything related to its projects. Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said number 165-02 will be available for ...

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‘Bilateral talks with China must be based on arbitral ruling’

MANILA, Philippines - An international court’s ruling against China’s expansive claim in the South China Sea and West Philippine Sea should be the basis of a

NPA releases 3 more cops

SURIGAO CITY, Philippines – The New People’s Army (NPA) released yesterday three more policemen held captive since July last year in Sitio Brazil, Barangay M

Rody lauds Bato for patriotism

MANILA, Philippines - President Duterte praised Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa for his loyalty to the flag.

Clinton wished GMA good health, due process during detention

MANILA, Philippines - Former US president Bill Clinton had written former president and now Pampanga Rep.

Pinoys seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings

MANILA, Philippines - On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts t

Next government-NDF talks to be held in October

MANILA, Philippines - The peace panels of the Philippine government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (C

Duterte takes potshots at US anew

MANILA, Philippines - Still hurting from US criticism of his administration’s human rights record, President Duterte has again taken potshots at the American

Rody sidelined by migraine, spinal woes

MANILA, Philippines - A migraine and a spinal problem made President Duterte cancel his scheduled activities on Thursday.

Malaysian police helping PNP track down Espinosa

MANILA, Philippines - The Royal Malaysian police are now helping the Philippine National Police (PNP) track down suspected Eastern Visayas drug lord Rolando

Duterte to Sereno: No anarchy under my watch - Business Mirror

Manila Bulletin

Duterte to Sereno: No anarchy under my watch
Business Mirror
PRESIDENT Duterte on Friday night reminded Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno that police officers may effect an arrest even without a warrant. This was in response to Sereno's statement to the contrary. Speaking during the 10th anniversary of the ...
CJ to law schools: Help those who fail the BarRappler
Drug list 'the jolt' needed to rouse
Duterte hits Sereno anew over warrants for arrestGMA News
Sun.Star -Philippine Star
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Recruitment agency could face stiff penalties over OFW death – POEA

A recruitment agency faces severe penalties if it is proven that the agency failed to meet its obligations to a Filipina domestic helper who died in hospital in Saudi Arabia, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) said on Saturday.  

Italy weeps for earthquake dead - Rappler


Italy weeps for earthquake dead
'Together we will rebuild our houses and churches, together above all we will give life back to our communities... the village bells will ring once more,' says the bishop of Ascoli. Agence France-Presse · @afp. Published 11:01 PM, August 27, 2016 ...
Dog in Italy proves he is man's best friend by refusing to leave master's coffinDaily Mail
The Latest: Death toll in Italian earthquake rises to 291Washington Post
Italy In Mourning: Funerals Underway For Earthquake VictimsNPR
AsiaOne -89.3 KPCC -BBC News -Huffington Post
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Streaking GlobalPort squeaks past Rain or Shine for third straight win - InterAksyon


Streaking GlobalPort squeaks past Rain or Shine for third straight win
The GlobalPort Batang Pier made it three straight wins in the Oppo PBA Governors' Cup after squeaking past Rain or Shine, 101-99, on Saturday in an out-of-town clash in Legazpi City, Albay. Terrence Romeo led all scorers with 33 points as well as ...

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AFP lauds NPA for indefinite ceasefire declaration - Rappler


AFP lauds NPA for indefinite ceasefire declaration
STANDING GUARD. Filipino soldiers man a temporary military camp in Mindanao. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA. MANILA, Philippines – The historic joint statement signed by the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) at the ...
AFP vows to cooperate in
Bello thankful for indefinite truce with NDFPhilippine Star
Military lauds indefinite ceasefireThe Manila Times
GMA News -InterAksyon
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22 Cagayan Valley police chiefs sacked for poor performance - Rappler


22 Cagayan Valley police chiefs sacked for poor performance
REORGANIZATION. Cagayan Valley Director Police Chief Superintendent Gilbert Sosa reorganizes his unit in line with the fight against illegal drugs. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler. CAGAYAN, Philippines – Twenty-two city and town police chiefs in the ...

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DFA clarifies PH stand on drug war, sea row to foreign envoys -

DFA clarifies PH stand on drug war, sea row to foreign envoys
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised the seriousness of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in addressing the drug menace in the country amid concerns from foreign envoys on the rising extrajudicial killings of drug suspects ...
Justice Carpio urges strong stance vs China in Southeast AsiaInterAksyon
Chinese Militarization Spurs Resistance and Buildups Across Disputed Asian WatersThe Epoch Times
Superpower Conflicts Are Driving Tensions in the South China SeaNewsClick -China Christian Daily
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Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings - Philippine Star

Philippine Star

Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings
Philippine Star
"Human rights cannot be used as a shield or an excuse to destroy the country." The STAR/Miguel de Guzman, File photo. MANILA, Philippines — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents ...
Duterte fears drug money may fund brgy, SK betsSun.Star
Filipinos will suffer from Duterte's
Danica May Garcia, 5, killed in President Duterte's drug warInternational Business Times UK
China Post -Philippine Information Agency -Coconuts Manila
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Cool weather, rich culture and exquisite cuisine await you in Marawi -

Cool weather, rich culture and exquisite cuisine await you in Marawi
Trees lining the highway from Iligan to Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, keep the temperature cool on a humid day. Meanwhile, verdant canopies of trees and elegant mosques with crescent moons that pierce the sky help soften the city's crime-ridden reputation.

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New ambassadors to UK, Brunei named

A former political envoy and a businessman have been nominated by President Rodrigo Duterte to serve as the country's new ambassadors to the United Kingdom and Brunei, replacing career diplomats whose tours of duty haven't ended in those countries, it was learned Friday.

Manhunt on for four recruiters who duped over 200 OFWs

A manhunt operation has been launched against owners and staff of two travel agencies that allegedly victimized over 200 Filipino workers seeking jobs abroad between March and May this year.

Hillary Clinton to woo Fil-Ams, other Asians in 3 states

Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is focusing an effort to win over Asian American voters on three states where it believes the small but rapidly growing group could make the difference in her race against Republican Donald Trump.

Would-be OFWs warned vs. exiting through Zamboanga, Tawi-Tawi

The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday warned Filipino jobseekers that overseas job offers where they are asked to exit through Western Mindanao are usually scams perpetrated by illegal recruiters.

At least 40 Pinoys in evacuation center after Italy quake

Dozens of Filipinos spent the night in an evacuation center following the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that shook central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 159 people dead and 368 others injured.

No Pinoys hurt in Italy quake –DFA

No Filipinos were injured in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Italy early Wednesday, according to Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles Jose.

P50,000 bounty offered for arrest of illegal recruiters

A P50,000 reward awaits any citizen who can share information that could lead to the arrest of illegal recruiters.

Brussels police hold Filipina after bus stabbing

Belgian police identified a woman who stabbed and wounded three people on a Brussels bus on Monday as a 52-year-old originally from the Philippines whom they do not believe acted from political motives.

OFWs support Duterte's war on drugs but bothered by killings

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte's war against illegal drugs, but many have expressed apprehension over how it is being carried out on the ground, noting the increasing body count of drug suspects.

OFW, depressed over retrenchment, dies in Saudi Arabia

A Filipino worker who was among the tens of thousands of migrant workers affected by the downsizing of construction companies in Saudi Arabia died on Sunday following a stroke.

Pinoy team bags bronze, honorable mentions at Informatics Olympiad

The Philippine team again performed very well at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

Bello eyes additional labor personnel in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking into adding more personnel to the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices in Saudi Arabia to address the needs of OFWs, particularly those rendered jobless by the slump in oil prices.

POEA reminds Pinoy teachers of new work permit rules in China

Filipinos eyeing to become foreign language teachers in China need know the new guidelines in securing a work permit to find employment there.

13 stranded OFWs repatriated from Saudi Arabia

Thirteen of the thousands of stranded overseas Filipino workers after losing their jobs in Saudi Arabia returned home on Saturday night.



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.