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APO has never been and will never be a political party

by Ernesto Alcanzare Y Angeles I am a member of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) and am humbly proud of it. I share the cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service with thousands of men and women here and abroad. Our fraternal bonds go beyond our racial, political and religious beliefs. The truth is, we have APO Brethren in practically all religions and political parties. Most of us are leaders, friends […]

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PNoy to look into complaints vs Customs’ balikbayan box inspection


By Rosette Adel ( MANILA, Philippines – The Palace on Sunday assured that President Benigno Aquino III will look into the feedback and complaints received by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) regarding its new regulation to randomly inspect balikbayan boxes. ”We have received a lot of open letter and messages through Facebook, e-mails. We’re collecting these and we’ll make sure these will be given to President Aquino,” Deputy Presidential […]

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Kris asks PNoy to resolve balikbayan box outcry


Kris asks PNoy to resolve balikbayan box outcry The concerns of overseas Filipinos workers about the proposed tougher rules on balikbayan boxes have finally reached President Aquino with the help of Kris Aquino. The television host said the OFW concerns did not fall on deaf ears and expressed hope the matter will be further studied by the government, recognizing the sacrifices of millions of Filipinos working abroad. The Bureau of […]

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BOC told: Justify plan to inspect balikbayan boxes


By Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 23, 2015 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has joined the public outrage over the plan of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to conduct random inspections of balikbayan boxes, saying it is a form of harassment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Marcos said the BOC should justify its plan before the Senate committee on finance during the deliberations […]

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We need real laws to protect expats

We need real laws to protect expats by Ali Al-Shuraimi Al-Watan We Saudis react in two ways to the incidents that may happen around us. We either mock or joke about them, which is a civilized reaction that forces us to candidly confront ourselves, or we are angered and frustrated by them. A few days ago, a video clip went viral on social media showing a Saudi citizen in […]

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