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January 2017

US man sneaks $130 million pearl out of the Philippines

A pearl thought to be worth $130 million is now in private hands in the USA after being spirited out of the Philippines. The 81.5 pound pearl, believed to be the largest ever discovered, was shipped to the States, via Hong Kong, by Charlton Hollenbach, who claims he was acting on behalf…


You report, or we deport! Bureau of Immigration lays down law to foreigners

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has warned that foreigners who fail to report for annual registration will be deported from the Philippines. The strict policy comes as the BI confirmed that the application deadline will not be extended, and remains set at Friday, March 3. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente also said…



High five: A solo traveller’s top experiences in the Philippines

Reshma Narasing is an avid traveller from India, who particularly loves to fly solo and get off the beaten track. Here, she shares some of her favourite experiences in the Philippines (and one disaster) that can be found beyond the country’s perfect beaches: The Philippines is a nation of more than 7,000 gorgeous…





Work ethics: Bill 4721 to ban bosses from contacting staff outside work hours

Filipino lawmakers are planning to ban business owners from contacting their employees outside office hours. Quezon City Representative Winston Castelo filed House Bill 4721, to give workers the “right to disconnect from work-related electronic communications after work hours”. He said that when not working they should be “resting, recovering from…