The Daily Manila Shimbun


Some answers to questions on working as a housekeeper in Japan

June 16, 2018

A successful applicant and a Magsaysay Global executive answers some of frequently asked questions about what it takes to apply and be hired as a professional housekeeper in Japan.

World Bank hopeful 22 million Filipinos can be lifted out of poverty

June 11, 2018

The World Bank releases its latest report on the poverty situation in the Philippines: Making Growth Work for the Poor. While it noted that more families have been lifted out of poverty, as of 2015, one fifth of the population


More Filipino housekeepers leave, bound for Japan

June 4, 2018

A third batch of 25 Filipino housekeepers left for Tokyo last Saturday while a bigger group of 370 signed employment contracts for deployment to three prefectures in Japan. The housekeepers were recruited by Global Magsaysay, which has contracts with three


War Without End: Part 1 (Addiction and Drugs)

May 25, 2018

Almost two years since he assumed the presidency, President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against the illegal drug trade continues without letup. Part 1 of the Manila Shimbun’s series on his relentless and bloody campaign explains addiction and drugs from the point


BORACAY SHUTDOWN #3 (A slice of paradise for the Ati)

May 24, 2018

The Ati minority in Boracay and Panay islands may very well be unintended beneficiaries of the shutdown of Boracay with President Duterte’s pronouncements he would declare the resort island into a land reform area. A draft Executive Order has been


Colliers allays fears of housing bubble burst in Metro Manila

May 24, 2018

The global real estate consulting firm, Colliers International, douses fears of a bubble burst in Metro Manila’s booming residential market. Colliers forecasts another “strong year for the residential market” in 2018.

Philippines lifts ban on skilled and semi-skilled workers to Kuwait

May 17, 2018

The Philippines partially lifts the ban on sending workers to Kuwait following the murder of a Filipina domestic helper there. The ban however remains for Filipino domestics until further notice.

SC ousts Chief Justice Sereno by an 8-6 vote

May 17, 2018

In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court voted 8-6 to oust Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno by granting the quo warranto petition of the Solicitor General questioning the validity of her appointment in 2012. Sereno has 15 days within which