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Online shopping scam on Facebook.

A report from one of the staff at YourVoice Asia. Our staff member was taken in by a advert for a Drone on Facebook to which he ordered and awaited the delivery. This was the Video which is now been shown by several different companys on the internet. I recieved a email with the follow text the next day. You may contact us by simply replying to this email. Sincerely, Alex Smith Head Customer Support After waiting 3 weeks I called and was told that it would take…

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Philippine president offers citizens cash to kill rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing Filipino Overseas Workers who were repatriated from Kuwait, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in suburban Pasay city southeast of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president offered a nearly $500 bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs and said insurgents are easier to hit than birds because they have bigger heads. President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest crass remarks, which the government issued to reporters late Wednesday, came…

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Asia Floods Manila Philipines Weather 

Rescuers search for dozens missing after Philippine storm

Kai-Tak hit the country’s third-largest island Samar, tearing through a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan four years ago AFP/ALREN BERONIO MANILA: Rescuers used bulldozers to dig through mountains of mud in the eastern Philippines to search for more than 30 people missing after a powerful storm triggered landslides on the weekend, authorities said Monday (Dec 18). Tropical Storm Kai-Tak continued to drag its way westward across the archipelago nation Monday after leaving at least 28 dead over the weekend from drowning and landslides, the government monitoring agency said. Most…

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Economy Indonesia Jobs Philipines Singapore 

Mandatory ‘settling-in’ programme for new foreign workers to start in second half of 2018

SINGAPORE: New foreigners on a work permit in Singapore will soon have to undergo a mandatory settling-in programme (SIP) to learn about the country’s social norms and laws. Announced by Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say on Sunday (Nov 26) during an appreciation dinner for foreign workers, Mr Lim said the programme would be rolled out in phases from the second half of next year. It will begin with non-Malaysian foreign workers in the construction sector who are working in Singapore for the first time, said Mr Lim. The programme…

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Jobs Philipines Singapore 

No new Filipino workers heading abroad for at least three weeks

Some employers here hiring new maids may be left high and dry for at least the next three weeks, after the Philippine government suspended the processing of exit permits for Filipinos hoping to work overseas. It said in a recent notice that the suspension would last from yesterday to Dec 1 while “persistent reports of illegal recruitment activities” are investigated. The suspension may be extended, if needed. New applications for overseas employment certificates, which are needed by Filipino workers to leave the country for work, will not be processed during…

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Islamist groups Maylasia News President Rodrigo Duterte 

Duterte confirms Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist Mahmud Ahmad dead

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed on Thursday (Oct 19) that Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad, once tipped to become Islamic State’s point man in Southeast Asia, was killed by the military, according to local news reports. He was taken this afternoon. And that completes the story.” Sources confirmed to the Inquirer and Rappler that the president was referring to Mahmud, the news outlets reported. Both reports also said that Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Restituto Padilla confirmed Mahmud’s death after Duterte’s announcement. The Philippine military had said earlier on Thursday there…

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Philipines Singapore 

Philippine Embassy joins 22nd Anniversary celebration of Holy Rosary Rally in Singapore

Ambassador Antonio A. Morales greets the members of the congregation during the 22nd anniversary of the Holy Family Rosary at the Church of the Holy Cross Singapore . The Holy Rosary Rally in Singapore observed its 22nd anniversary at the Church of the Holy Cross in Singapore on Sunday, 8 October 2017. Philippine Ambassador to Singapore joined the celebration. The event was highlighted by the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Charlie Oasan, Chaplain of the Filipino community in Singapore, that brought together various chapters of the Holy Rosary Rally from all…

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Drugs Manila 

Philippine church bells ring in drug war protest

Philippine police have reported killing more than 3,800 people to fulfil President Rodrigo Duterte’s vow to rid the country of narcotics. (Photo: AFP/Noel Celis) MANILA: Church bells rang across the mainly Catholic Philippines late on Thursday (Sep 14) as bishops rallied opposition to the “reign of terror” that has left thousands dead in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war. Police have reported killing more than 3,800 people to fulfil Duterte’s vow to rid the country of narcotics, with the 15-month crackdown triggering wider violence that has seen thousands of other people…

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Accident Asia News Philipines Singapore US Navy 

USS John S McCain collides with merchant ship east of Singapore

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). (Photo: US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Gavin Shields/Released) SINGAPORE: A US destroyer was involved in a collision with a merchant ship east of Singapore on Monday (Aug 21), the US Navy said in a statement. “The guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while under way east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca on Aug 21,” the statement from the US 7th…

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Manila Missile tests North Korea Philipines 

ASEAN foreign ministers express ‘grave concerns’ over North Korea’s missile tests

Opening ceremony of the 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum  MANILA: Southeast Asian foreign ministers expressed “grave concerns” on Saturday (Aug 5) about rising tensions on the Korean peninsula stemming from long-range missile tests by North Korea. “These developments seriously threaten peace, security and stability in the region and the world,” said a joint statement by ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Manila. “In this regard, we strongly urge the DPRK to immediately comply fully with its obligations under all relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” it said, referring…

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