Vol. 25 No. 05 »

Proposed Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Proposed Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Program

Reis Pagtakhan

Last month, the Federal Government announced that it would consult with the public on proposed changes to the federal skilled worker program. These changes, if made, will affect the federal skilled worker program only.

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The Rise and Fall of Filipino UFC fighter Brandon Vera

The Rise and Fall of Filipino UFC fighter Brandon Vera

Big Marv

If I were to name a fighter “The Rocky Balboa” of Mixed Martial Arts, I believe I could make a strong argument for Filipino UFC Fighter, Brandon “The Truth” Vera. A man whose fight

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Bow, Pluck, Blow, Hit!

Bow, Pluck, Blow, Hit!

aLfie vera meLLa

Whereas many Western musical instruments like the guitar, piano, violin, flute, and trumpet have long become household names, there are those that remain obscure to the masses; for instance, instruments native to Asian countries

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Kilala Mo Ba ang Bansang Thailand?

Kilala Mo Ba ang Bansang Thailand?

aLfie vera meLLa

(On Thailand and Its Language) Gaano mo kakilala ang mga karatig-bansa ng Pilipinas sa Timog-Silangang Asya? Ang pagkilala sa kultura ng ibang bansa ay nagpapahiwatig ng respeto hindi lamang sa mga bansang ito kundi

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The Fauna of Himapan Forest

The Fauna of Himapan Forest

aLfie vera meLLa

(On Thai Mythology) Perhaps the most popular realm in Thai mythology, Himapan Forest is the invisible woodland believed to exist in the Himalayas, in the India-Nepal border, just below the equally legendary Buddhist heaven.

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‘Drug Mule’ Diplomacy

‘Drug Mule’ Diplomacy

Perry Diaz

Little did President Benigno Aquino III realize that in his desire to save the lives of three Filipino drug traffickers from execution in China, he had unwittingly stirred a hornet’s nest that could spark

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Twenty-five years after the People Power 1, what now?

Twenty-five years after the People Power 1, what now?

Joan Duhaylungsod

I was still in my mom’s womb when the People Power 1 took place. Unlike fashion which is usually popular to one generation but not to the other, the story of EDSA which happened

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Happy Campers embrace their inner Voyageurs

Happy Campers embrace their inner Voyageurs

Ron Cantiveros

First Filipino Journal Day at Festival du Voyageur Hé Ho!! The 42nd annual Festival du Voyageur is over and boy did we have fun during the 10-day winter festival. This year, the Filipino community

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Whistleblowers Anonymous

Whistleblowers Anonymous

Perry Diaz

Three men and two women recently joined the Whistleblowers Anonymous. The moderator asked them to be seated with the other members in a circle and then he explained the rules to the new members.

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Shooting Buddies and Drug Mules

Shooting Buddies and Drug Mules

Perry Diaz

P-Noy called for a closed-door meeting of his inner circle consisting of his three “shooting buddies,” Rico E. Puno, Ronnie Llamas, and Virgie Torres. The meeting goes like this: P-Noy: Sorry I had to

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