Japan's health care sector still a magnet for Filipinos

National Nov 17, 2019

Japan's health care sector still a magnet for Filipinos

by Ronron Calunsod

Job opportunities in Japan's health industry continue to attract Filipinos a decade since it started accepting candidate nurses and caregivers under a bilateral economic agreement. Earlier this month, a new group of Filipino health workers who aspire to work as nurses and caregivers here began ...

'Unbearable pain' cuts short Philippine leader's Japan trip

National Oct 22, 2019

'Unbearable pain' cuts short Philippine leader's Japan trip

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was forced to cut short his attendance of the enthronement of Japan's emperor on Tuesday, due to what his office said was "unbearable pain" in his lower back after a motorcycle mishap last week. The health of Duterte, 74, and his ...

Nagano highlands fertile ground for Filipino interns

National Oct 21, 2019

Nagano highlands fertile ground for Filipino interns

by Reito Kaneko

A Filipino technical intern picks strawberries from elevated beds as he backs down an aisle on a swivel chair in a greenhouse — a common scene in this mountainous area of central Japan known for highland agriculture. Farmers from Benguet, an upland province on Luzon ...

6.4 Philippine quake leaves three children and one adult dead

Asia Pacific Oct 17, 2019

6.4 Philippine quake leaves three children and one adult dead

Three children were among four people killed after a powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippines, authorities said Thursday. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck the Mindanao region, which makes up the southern third of the Philippines, on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, local authorities confirmed four people ...