Riyadh-based Filipino Nigel Willem Canlapan, 14, already has three published books under his name, reports GMA News. Last Feb. 21, Manila-born Canlapan, 14, released his latest book, Craig Smith Back Flip at the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia.
Global News Briefs
At just 23 years old, Filipino-American gamer Justin Ignacio finds himself named among Forbes magazine's prestigious "30 under 30" list, reports ABS-CBN News. New Jersey-born Ignacio made the cut on the 2014 Forbes list of the 30 brightest young stars in video games under 30-years old. He is a broadcast production manager at Twitch.tv.
Paralyzed after a stroke and facing a P2.4 million hospital bill, Novelita Perez, 45, a resident of Caloocan City, and a Filipino worker in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was successfully brought home and reunited with her family through the combined effort of OFWs there, reports Inquirer.net.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday honored Filipino-American Jessica Cox who is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Record as the first armless registered pilot, reports Manila Standard Today. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. awarded Cox a plaque of recognition at the plenary session hall.
Hong Kong on Friday vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger, reports GMA News. City authorities said they would step up surveillance against unscrupulous agencies and look into increasing penalties against those who take advantage of maids.
Nurses who work overseas outnumber those who work in the Philippines four to one, reports Inquirer.net. At least 177,414 nurses are y employed overseas, according to figures from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), while only 38,488 nurses are employed in the country, according to the National Database of Human Resources for Health Information System.
The Philippines should create more investment opportunities in agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and mining to escape the curse of jobless economic growth, experts and businessmen said Feb. 26, reports Inquirer.net. Economic growth in the Philippines has been among the highest in Asia in recent years. But the benefits have escaped the vast majority, particularly farm workers, they told an economic forum.