Monthly Archives: May 2018

Explore Islands Philippines tourism expo to be held at Grand Central Terminal New York

New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the 7,641 islands that make up the Philippines, which is promoting its vacation destinations. With a launch by the Philippine Tourism Secretary, the Explore Islands Philippines expo will run from May 9, through May 12, 2018. On May…

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Hundreds of jobseekers line up to be interviewed by employers during a job fair sponsored by the Department of Labor and Employment in Cagayan de Oro City on Labor Day, 1 May 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

Duterte’s EO will not end contractualization – KMU

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 May) – The executive order signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte during Labor Day celebration in Cebu City banning illegal contracting or subcontracting would not completely eliminate contractualization, a leader of the militant group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) said. During the Labor Day rally held along Roxas Avenue here, KMU-Southern Mindanao […]

139 wanted persons nabbed in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 1 May) – At least 139 individuals facing criminal cases were arrested when the Cotabato provincial police launched last week its province-wide operation dubbed “Huli-Week.” “Huli” is Filipino term for “arrest.” Supt. Bernard Tayong, spokesperson for the Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO), said that of the 139 they arrested from April 23 […]

Duterte on ‘Comfort Women’ monument: from “it’s freedom of expression” in January to “fine” if on private property in April

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 April) — In January this year, President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged Japan as the largest contributor of aid to the Philippines and thanked it for its many contributions to the country but on the issue of the then newly-installed ‘Comfort Women’ monument along the baywalk of Roxas Boulevard in Metro Manila, […]