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  • ‘America’s Got Talent’ young Pinay finalist takes pride on being a Filipino

    America’s Got Talent young singer takes pride being a Filipino as she also gives a special shout out to the Philippines in one of her Facebook Live videos.

     In the video, 9-year-old Angelica Hale, born in Atlanta, Georgia was too enthusiastic to announce that her mother Eva Bolando is a Filipino. She’s also grateful for all the support she has been receiving from all the Filipinos.

    Though she’s busy with her rehearsals in California for the America’s Got Talent semi-finals next week, she did not forget to extend her sympathy to those who were affected by Hurricane Irma. She also assured to include them in her prayers.

    According to Angelica, she’s so much excited to show her performance in the semi-finals.

    Her Facebook Live video on September 9 already reached over 94K views as of posting. The comment section was flooded with praises, admiration, and words of encouragement from her avid fans and supporters all over the world.

    Take a look at the Facebook Live video she recorded:

     

     

    Angelica Hale’s audition in Episode 1202 singing Andra Day’s “Rise Up” sent her to the Judge cuts with all four judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell voting for her “Yes”.

     Her “Girl on Fire” rendition earned the golden buzzer.

     

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  • Thousands of jobs to open for Filipinos in Japan

    Filipinos seeking jobs abroad may soon want to look into listings available in Japan.

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that there thousands of jobs for skilled and professional Filipinos in the fellow Asian country.

    DOLE Undersecretary Bernard Olalia, who handles the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), said this will come once the country inks the memorandum of understanding with Japan in November.

    “We talked last week doon sa Ministry of Health and Labor and Ministry of Justice ng Japan. They are opening their markets for our skilled and semi-skilled workers,” said the labor official.

    [We talked last week with the Ministry of Health and Labor and Ministry of Justice of Japan. They are opening their markets for our skilled and semi-skilled workers.]

    According to Olalia, the agreement comes as Japan amends its law on foreign workers to accommodate other nationals to become part of their labor force. He cited that this law has limited deployment to Japan at 1,900 since 2009.

    The government used to send overseas Filipino workers to Japan but only through the government to government framework wherein they work in Japanese government institutions.

    Under the new track, workers such as nurses, architects and engineers may apply for jobs in private firms. DOLE, however, clarified that prospective workers must go through recruitment agencies and the POEA.

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  • Pinoy arrested for rape-slay of student in Japan

    A 35-year-old Filipino factory worker was arrested by the Ibaraki Prefectural Police in Japan over his alleged involvement in the rape and murder of a 21-year-old college student in 2004.

    According to The Asahi Shimbun, Lampano Jerico Mori, who resides in Mizuho, Gifu Prefecture, was taken into custody by police. Two other Filipinos, who were minors at the time the crime was committed, acted as Mori’s accomplices. The police placed the two, who left Japan in 2007, on an international wanted list in connection with the case.

    The victim, Misato Harada, was raped before she was strangled and stabbed to death on January 31, 2004. Her naked body was found at a river in the village of Miho in Ibaraki Prefecture. Her bicycle was found in an empty lot in Tsuchiura, where Mori used to live.

    The arrest of Mori was based on the DNA samples taken from the victim’s body.

    Several male DNA types were found in Harada’s body; meaning she was raped by more than one person. One of the multiple DNA samples matched Mori’s DNA. 

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