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8 dead, 2 missing in Typhoon Lawin's wake

MANILA, Philippines -- Eight people were reported dead and two were reported missing in the wake of Typhoon Lawin, the Department of the Interior and Local G

Duterte announces military, economic break with US

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced that he is cutting ties with the United States, the Philippines' long-time ally and tra

UP grads dominate CPA licensure exam, Wesleyan alumnus tops board

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines emerged as the top performing school in the October 2016 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examin

'Angered' Bato says probe of dispersal at US embassy underway

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa on Thursday assured the public that the police officers involved in the vi

LIST: CPA Licensure Exam passers

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Thursday that 5,429 out of 14,390 examinees passed the Certified Public Accou

North Korea fails again with powerful Musudan missile test - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

North Korea fails again with powerful Musudan missile test
Daily Mail
North Korea on Thursday conducted what was believed to be another failed test of a powerful medium-range missile capable of hitting US bases as far away as Guam, the South Korean military said. It was the second failed launch in less than a week of the ...
US vows all-out defense against 'grave' North Korean threatGMA News
US warns of 'overwhelming' response to North Korean nuke useFox News
US, South Korea Tightening Alliance to Counter Nuclear Threat from NorthVoice of America
Business Insider -Manila Bulletin -Tulsa World -CNN
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Supertyphoon 'Lawin' smashes northern Luzon -

Supertyphoon 'Lawin' smashes northern Luzon
One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines destroyed houses, tore roofs off schools and ripped giant trees out of the ground on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths. Super Typhoon Haima hit the northern province of ...
Typhoon Lawin exits Luzon, Cyclone Warning 3 still up in N. LuzonGMA News
PAGASA: Heavy to intense rainfall in N. Luzon despite weakening 'Lawin'Manila Bulletin
Super typhoon slams into northeastern PhilippinesPhilippine Star
Rappler -The Guardian -Daily Mail -ABC Online
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Elon Musk announces FULL autonomy for all Tesla vehicles - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Elon Musk announces FULL autonomy for all Tesla vehicles
Daily Mail
All Telsa cars 'from here on out' will be built with full autonomous capability - including the Model 3, Elon Musk announced tonight. In a press call today, the Tesla CEO said 'all of the cars we make are shipping with level five hardware with full ...
Tesla to make all new cars self-drivingBBC News
Tesla to build self-driving tech ...Rappler
Elon Musk: All new Teslas will have the technology needed to drive autonomouslyLos Angeles Times
The Verge -Detroit Free Press -TechCrunch -Gizmodo Australia
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Nintendo Will Reveal Its Mysterious NX Game System Thursday - WIRED


Nintendo Will Reveal Its Mysterious NX Game System Thursday
For Nintendo fans, the wait is almost over. The gaming company said Wednesday evening that it would unveil its anticipated new gaming system, codenamed NX, via a “preview trailer” to be uploaded to its website at 10 a.m. Eastern time Thursday morning, ...
Nintendo to Lift Veil on NX Videogame SystemWall Street Journal
Nintendo to Offer First Glimpse of New NX Gaming PlatformBloomberg
Nintendo Is About to Show Its NX Console in a Worldwide Preview TrailerTIME
Forbes -Business Insider -CNET -Ars Technica
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Trump hopes to hit jackpot in last debate with Clinton -

Trump hopes to hit jackpot in last debate with Clinton
In this Aug. 27, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Trump will aim to dump his losing political hand Wednesday in his third and final presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, as polls show the ...
Third presidential debate of 2016 begins between Donald Trump and Hillary ClintonDaily Mail
Site Mobile NavigationNew York Times
Presidential debate fact-check: Clinton and Trump's claims reviewedThe Guardian
Chicago Tribune -Washington Post -USA TODAY -Wall Street Journal
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Where's the Mars lander? Scientists anxiously wait for news - Rappler


Where's the Mars lander? Scientists anxiously wait for news
Artist's impression visualizing the separation of the ExoMars entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, Schiaparelli, from the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO). ESA/ATG medialab. DARMSTADT, Germany / PARIS, France – Ground controllers waited anxiously ...
European Mars satellite enters orbit to cheers, but fate of lander is unclearLos Angeles Times
The moment of truth: Europe's Schiaparelli robot prepares to land on Mars today in a DUST STORMDaily Mail
European Spacecraft May Be Lost on MarsScientific American
Philippine Star -The Guardian -CNN -Irish Times
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'Time to say goodbye,' Duterte tells US during visit to China -

'Time to say goodbye,' Duterte tells US during visit to China
President Rodrigo Duterte along with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhiao Jianhua and officials of the Friends of the Philippines Foundation poses for a photo at Dadong Roast Duck Restaurant in Beijing, China on October 19.
MEL STA. MARIA | Be careful with China, Mr. PresidentInterAksyon
Duterte: If China gives us loans, ...Rappler
FVR says PHL better off with 'interdependent' foreign policyGMA News
Philippine Star -Manila Bulletin -The Manila Times -Bloomberg
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US vows all-out defense against 'grave' North Korean threat

The United States vowed on Wednesday to do "whatever is necessary" to defend itself, South Korea and other allies against the "grave" threat posed by North Korea, which has conducted two nuclear tests and a series of missile launches this year.

Police officer denies deliberately hitting protesters at US Embassy -

Police officer denies deliberately hitting protesters at US Embassy
Police and protesters clash during a violent protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. A Philippine police van rammed into protesters, leaving several bloodied, as an anti-U.S. rally turned violent Wednesday at ...
CIDG to probe 'violent confrontation' of Manila cops, protestersRappler
Asia Pacific|Philippine Police Van Rams Protesters at US Embassy, Hurting DozensNew York Times
Police van drives into anti-American protesters at US embassy in ManilaThe Sydney Morning Herald
Reuters -The Manila Times -Foreign Policy -Channel NewsAsia
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Iraqi couple wins US award for daring missions to rescue Yazidis

Soon after Iraqi lawyer Khaleel Aldakhi and his wife heard the chilling news that Islamic State militants were enslaving Yazidi women and children in Iraq, they began plotting a rescue mission from their home in the northern city of Dohuk.

Two American advisers killed, three wounded by shooter in Afghan capital

A gunman in an Afghan army uniform on Wednesday shot dead at least two American advisers and wounded three more near a base in the Afghan capital before being killed himself, officials said.

Duterte urges OFWs to 'raise hell' vs. corrupt officials

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night faced the Filipino community in Beijing as part of his four-day trip to China with an advice for them to "raise hell" if ever they are being victimized by corrupt officials.

Bad winter delays MH370 search by up to two months, say authorities

SYDNEY - An undersea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be delayed by up to two months because of bad weather in the Indian Ocean during the southern winter, authorities said on Wednesday.

Obama congratulates next UN chief Guterres on appointment

US President Barack Obama Tuesday congratulated the next UN chief Antonio Guterres on his recent election, pledging that the US would continue to work closely with the world body.  

Pinoy family honored for helping fellow OFWs in Saudi Arabia

A Filipino couple in Saudi Arabia was recently honored for their advocacy in empowering their underprivileged kababayans both in the Philippines and Middle East.

Obama to Trump: 'Stop whining' about rigged vote

President Barack Obama on Tuesday slapped down Donald Trump's claim that the 2016 presidential race is rigged, telling the Republican nominee to "stop whining" and get on with his campaign.

US expects Islamic State to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight

WASHINGTON - The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, US officials say, although adding that the group's technical ability to develop such weapons is highly limited.

Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes off Dominica island in Lesser Antilles

A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea's Lesser Antilles archipelago on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

US women rally against Trump

Crowds of women converged on Chicago's Trump Tower Tuesday in the latest of a string of protests over Donald Trump's incendiary comments on women, brandishing signs saying "Real men get consent" and "Pussy grabs back."

US health officials outline Zika spending priorities

U.S. health officials outlined on Tuesday how they planned to divide up $1.1 billion in funds approved by Congress to fight the Zika virus, including repaying $44.25 million they were forced to borrow from a fund allocated for other emergencies.

Imprisoned Saudi blogger faces more lashes -- supporters

Imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, whose public flogging in the kingdom last year generated a global outcry, now risks a new round of lashes, a co-founder of a Canadian foundation advocating his release said on Tuesday.

Malaysia on alert as Mosul offensive stokes fears of militant influx

Malaysia has stepped up security at its borders in case Malaysian militant fighters try to return home after Iraqi forces launched a major offensive to take back the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Tuesday.  

Yemen Houthis back truce, UN, US call for aid to flow

Yemen's Houthi-run administration welcomed a 72-hour ceasefire starting on Wednesday intended to allow aid to reach areas cut off by months of fighting and in dire humanitarian need.

Two dozen ELN rebels surrender ahead of Colombia peace talks

Two dozen fighters from the leftist ELN rebels have surrendered voluntarily to the Colombian navy, the military said on Tuesday, in a sign the group may be losing strength as it prepares to begin peace talks with the government.

Trump? Clinton? Many young Americans prefer giant meteor, poll finds

Young Americans are so dissatisfied with their choices in this presidential election that nearly one in four told an opinion poll they would rather have a giant meteor destroy the Earth than see Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House.

PHL, HK to review ban on window cleaning

Philippine and Hong Kong officials have agreed to review the total ban on Filipino domestic helpers from cleaning the exterior of windows of their employer's flat in high-rise buildings.

Drop boxes in Dubai bus stops to connect Pinoys to consulate

Filipinos can now reach the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai through a number of drop boxes placed at smart shelters that will deliver letters by Filipinos to the consulate on a weekly basis.

176 more stranded OFWs repatriated from Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH – Close to 200 Filipino workers retrenched from Saudi Oger were on their way home finally after months of being stranded in Saudi Arabia, with hopes that they would receive their unpaid salaries before Christmas.

Pinoys in Iraq told to be vigilant as offensive in Mosul starts

As Iraqi forces started their offensive to liberate Mosul from ISIS terrorists, Filipinos in the Middle Eastern country were advised to be vigilant.

PHL defers ban on window cleaning by its workers in HK

Philippine officials here have deferred the implementation of the ban on Filipino domestic helpers to clean the windows of their employer's flat in high-rise buildings.

Embassy kept in the dark about Pinay's death in Iraq for 40 days

A Filipina from Mindanao has been dead for over a month in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq before Filipino officials were informed of her death, Iraq Chargé d'Affaires Elmer Cato said in an emotional post on Facebook.

Gov't help assured to kin of OFW who died in Saudi hospital

Government assistance has been assured to the family of Irma Edloy Jotojot, the Filipino worker who died while confined at a Saudi Arabia hospital in August.

Hans Leo Cacdac assumes post as new OWWA chief

Former Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac has been named new administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), replacing Rebecca Calzado.

218 pass Electrical Engineer Licensure Exams in Middle East -PRC

Forty-one out of 156 Registered Electrical Engineers and 177 out of 281 Registered Master Electricians successfully passed the Electrical Engineer Licensure Examinations given last month in the Middle East.

1 of 5 'Pinoy' pilgrims who died in Saudi during Hajj, an Indonesian --BI 

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday said one of the five Filipino Hajj pilgrims reported to have died in Saudi Arabia was actually an Indonesian.

House probe sought for OFW's death in Saudi Arabia

Party-list lawmakers have filed a resolution seeking a congressional inquiry on the death of Filipino worker Irma Jotojot (initially reported as Irma Edloy) in Saudi Arabia.

Fil-Ams number one Trump supporters among Asian-Americans -poll

Among Asian Americans, Filipinos have the largest percentage of registered voters supporting the candidacy of Donald Trump for US president, a recent survey shows.

Over 9,000 OFWs served by DSWD in first 100 days of Duterte admin

Over 9,000 OFWs affected by the oil crisis in the Middle East received assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the first 100 days of the Duterte administration.

Yasay: PH lobbied ASEAN on sea row verdict

The Philippines said Wednesday it had "vigorously" lobbied Southeast Asian nations to take a united stance critical of Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, but insisted a diluted statement remained a victory.

Unang SONA ni Pangulong Duterte, pinuri

Para sa ilang eksperto, natumbok ni Pangulong Duterte sa kanyang SONA ang mga pangunahing isyung kinakaharap ng bansa. 

NOTICE TO Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales

The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney encourages registered Filipino Overseas Voters in New South Wales who have received their ballots packets from COMELEC-Manila for the 2016 Philippine National Elections to send their accomplished ballots to the Consulate as soon as possible.


The accomplished ballots may be submitted to the Consulate daily, including on weekends and holidays, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on 9 April-8 May 2016, and from 9:00AM to 7:00PM on 9 May 2016.


For Filipino Overseas Voters who have not yet received their ballots, please check whether your name is in the following lists on the Consulate website, <>:


•      Returned-To-Sender (RTS) ballots; and

•      List of voters with incomplete or no mailing address.


If your name is on either of the above lists, please contact the Consulate and look for Mr. Jessie Llaneta at Tel. No. 926207377, or send your complete details, e.g., mobile number and mailing address, to, or contact the Duty Officer at mobile number 0415-426400.


Thank you.


Philippine Consulate General, Sydney

20 April 2016

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)

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Miss Universe 2015 Winner Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo (Steve Harvey Epic FAIL)


Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe

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Pia Alonzo wins Miss Universe 2015

Pia Alonzo was crowned Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday
She becomes only the third Filipina to win the crown after Gloria Diaz and Margarita Moran

She was crowned amid much confusion after host Steve Harvey initially announced Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

Harvey apologized and said he read the wrong results.