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Volume 3 Issue 6 April 2009
Pacman di atat sa KO
Health P25m case
A new study Kinasuhan ni
OK lang sa kanya na
Richard ng
mag-focus sa laban at di
danyos ang
magpilit ng knockout 29
has concluded
that Viagra does
not lead to
blindness 23 portal 25
PATROL Tukso ng FINANCIAL CRISIS Strapped employers either pulling applications or putting hiring plans on hold
Pinoy drayber
Lalong nalalapit sa tukso ang Pinoy
na drayber ng isang banker sa
Repulse Bay dahil daw sa
ipinapakitang motibo ng 17 anyos na
dalagita ng amo.
Sharp tumble in job
NATION Ted Failon
charged as wife dies
ABS CBN news anchor Ted Failon
has been charged with obstruction of
justice in the investigation into the postings to Canada
shooting death of his wife in their
house in Quezon City. PAGE 10
WORLD Filipina
Filipinos in show of force against discrimination
Jose Marcelo in Hong Kong
The global financial crisis has damp-
teen’s heartbreak
ened the Canadian dreams of Filipino
domestic helpers in Hong Kong, with
recruitment agencies reporting a mas-
sive drop in deployment numbers to
the North American country.
Canada has become a popular des-
tination for Filipino helpers, most of
whom use Hong Kong as a jump-off
point to a land that offers not only bet-
ter-paying jobs for nannies and care-
givers but also immigrant status after
two years.
But the window of opportunity has
narrowed considerably since the Ca-
A 13-year-old Filipina bagan a new
nadian economy was gripped by the
life in Japan after she chose to stay
crisis, with prospective employers
while her parents were deported to
either pulling their applications for
the Philippines for breach of
helpers from overseas or putting hir-
immigration rules. PAGE 11
ing plans on hold.
“The most common reason given
was that natanggal daw sa trabaho
ang mga prospective employers dahil
Iglesia in Macau
sa krisis,” said Evelyn Reyes, who
With time on his hands, Gabby
handles the Canada accounts of a ma-
Alvarado explores Macau’s churches
jor Hong Kong agency.
on foot and discovers how the spiritual
The number of helpers the agency
needs of expatriate Filipinos are
sends to Canada has gone down by as
nurtured in the enclave. PAGE 20
much as 70 per cent, Reyes added.
The decline was confirmed by Tony
Lau, head of the General Chamber
A protester points to a clipping of Chip Tsao’s and to be blacklisted by the Philippine consulate
“nation of servants” column, which sparked general in Hong Kong. He later apologised.
of Hong Kong Manpower Agencies,
What’s up with
outrage in the OFW community. The article caused Thousands of Filipinos in Hong Kong turned out
who said fellow recruiters have also
him to be barred from entering the Philippines in a rally for racial unity. STORY AND PICTURES PAGE 2
been complaining about the sudden
this woman?
Scottish spinster Susan
Boyle, 47, who says
she’s never been kissed,
f has caused a global Pinay faces charges over kids’ nude pics
storm after her amazing
performance on Britain’s
Jose Marcelo in Hong Kong with child pornography for taking their daughter, 7, naked from the waist gotten into trouble for acts considered
Got Talent. TV channels
nude photos of two kids under her down as well as three pictures of their normal back home but taboo in Hong
can’t get enough of her
A clash of cultures is once again ex- care. three-year-old son sitting half-naked Kong society. Last July, a 29-year-old
and she has already
had 12 million
pected to be the focal point of a court The 45-year-old was arrested last in a toilet bowl. mother of two from Baguio City was
YouTube hits. How
battle at Eastern Magistracy after a month after her employers found a There have been several other cases
Filipina domestic helper was charged photo in her digital camera showing in the past where Filipina helpers have
does she feel?
Humbled, she
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