Trafficking charges sought vs PH embassy official in Kuwait

18 Jan

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BY BUENA BERNAL

MANILA, Philippines – A Philippine embassy official has been implicated in the trafficking of migrant workers in Kuwait.

In an initial report by the Kuwait Anti-Trafficking Task Force released Friday, January 17, trafficking and other related charges were recommended against Philippine consul Ibrahim Daligdig Tanandato, two embassy-hired contractuals, two embassy-hired lawyers, and 3 recruiters.

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FIFA fines HK for fans’ racist abuse vs Azkals

18 Jan

MANILA, Philippines — FIFA has fined the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) due to the alleged racist behavior of its fans in a friendly against the Philippines last year.

The governing body of world soccer ordered Hong Kong to pay 30,000 Swiss Francs or roughly P1.4 million.

FIFA also ordered HKFA to pay an additional 3,000 Francs or around P148,000 to cover the cost of the proceedings.

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Private sector lauds Shoura decision for shorter work week

18 Dec

FADIA JIFFRY

Private sector employees have hailed Shoura Council’s decision on Tuesday to reduce working hours from 45 to 40 per week with a two-day weekend. 

“I would be very happy if my company implements this rule,” said Fahd Aziz, a management professional in the private sector. He currently gets only a day off during the week and is expected to work up to 10 hours a day.

He said the decision to reduce the working hours sounds great but is concerned that employers may not agree to it.

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Emerging Ginebra star Japeth Aguilar is NBA material, declares Asi Taulava

18 Dec

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by Rey Joble

Japeth Aguilar provided one highlight after another for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on Wednesday against Air 21, blocking eight shots and finishing several rim-rattling dunks.

He finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds and left his opponents a little starstruck.

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Man who faked sign language at Mandela memorial has faced murder, other charges

13 Dec

By Steven Mufson

JOHANNESBURG — The sign language interpreter who gestured meaninglessly at the Nelson Mandela memorial in South Africa on Tuesday has faced charges of murder, rape, theft, breaking and entering, malicious damage to property and kidnapping, according to eNCA.com.

The South African news site said the outcome of the murder charge against Thamsanqa Jantjie, brought in 2003, was unknown because the court case file is “mysteriously empty.”

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No Tithe No Church Membership

9 Dec

Dr. Karry D. Wesley Kicking Out Members For Not Paying Tithes.

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Anyone who has had their lights, cable or phone turned off for Non-Payment knows how frustrating and humiliating it could be, but having your Church Membership turned off for Non-Payment of Tithes is a new one to me.

Dr. Karry D. Wesley (Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church) is now in the process of disconnecting members who have failed to send in a monthly tithe to his church. One of Pastor Wesley members sent us a copy of their Disconnect Notice for failure to pay monthly tithes – and we noticed that the letter made it very clear that the members are required to Pay in order to Stay.
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US TO PLAY GHANA, PORTUGAL, GERMANY AT WORLD CUP

6 Dec

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) — The United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in a tough first-round group at next year’s World Cup that will take them on a lengthy 9,000-mile trip around Brazil.

Making their seventh straight appearance at soccer’s showcase, the Americans were drawn Friday into Group G and will open on June 16 in Natal against Ghana, which eliminated the Americans at the 2006 and 2010 tournaments

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