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Singapore Catholic Church to resume Masses on March 14

Mar 05, 2020 - 9:24 PM

The Catholic Church in Singapore says it has put in place precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus

KEEPING THE FAITH. This photograph taken on February 23, 2020, shows Christian devotees listening to a pre-recorded mass by Singapore Archbishop William Goh on television inside their home as a protective measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Singapore. File photo by Martin Abbugao/AFP

Keep the faith: Singapore churches go online amid coronavirus

Feb 29, 2020 - 2:48 PM

All Catholic masses are suspended indefinitely in the city-state. Catholic leaders have instead been providing pre-recorded services for the faithful to watch or listen to at home via YouTube or church radio.

KEEPING THE FAITH. This photograph taken on February 23, 2020 shows Christian devotees listening to a pre-recorded mass by Singapore Archbishop William Goh on television inside their home as a protective measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Singapore. Photo by Martin Abbugao/AFP

Filipinos in Singapore celebrate Sinulog, pray to avert Wuhan virus

Jan 27, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Some of them wearing surgical masks, overseas Filipinos join the 6th Sinulog in Singapore and pray for safety from the deadly Wuhan virus

Singapore jails Filipino nurse for 'seditious' posts

Sep 21, 2015 - 4:43 PM

State Courts Judge Siva Shanmugam sentences Bello to 3 months in jail for sedition in relation to his Facebook posts and another month for lying to police who investigated him

SENTENCED TO PRISON. Filipino Nurse Edz Ello, an OFW in Singapore was fired from his job for allegedly making these racist comments on Facebook. Screenshot from Facebook

Man in Singapore arrested for slashing Pinay's throat

Aug 26, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The 41 year old suspect believed to be the victim s ex boyfriend slashes the Filipina in the throat wrist and palms

Filipino nurse charged with sedition in Singapore pleads guilty

Aug 26, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Ello Ed Mundsel Bello 28 pleads guilty to one count of sedition and two counts of giving false information to a public servant

RACIST COMMENT? Filipino Nurse Edz Ello, an OFW in Singapore was fired from his job for allegedly making these racist comments on Facebook. Screenshot from Facebook

A note to Filipinos in Singapore: Please, don't call me Sir

Aug 12, 2015 - 9:32 AM

Calling me Sir makes me more important than I really am I mean I may be old but I am not sure if I am somebody from landed gentry

#SG50: Celebrating a multicultural Singapore

Aug 11, 2015 - 5:00 PM

While Filipinos fixate on using language or skin color as our national identifier Singaporeans proudly celebrate their multicultural society

SG50 CELEBRATION. A firework display over the Singapore skyline during the National Day Parade celebrations, Singapore 09 August 2015. Photo by Tom White/EPA

Singapore, Manila and my dear Dhory

Aug 08, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A Singaporean investment specialist talks fondly about her yaya Dhory – how she became her friend and confidante as she battled stress and boys in school

#SG50: Crowdsourced list: Filipino trailblazers you should know

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:36 PM

Who are the Filipinos making their mark in Singapore? Here are some Filipino trailblazers you should know about

The Philippines can learn from Singapore’s food culture

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:35 PM

We need to invest in the right physical and cultural infrastructure to celebrate Filipino food

#IGiveADayOff: Yayas and moms in Singapore

May 11, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Singaporean mothers face a painful trade off – that between earning a living and spending time with their children Their Filipina maids suffer worse

OFWs in Singapore: Disunity in the community?

Apr 18, 2015 - 3:55 PM

While OFWs are used to a culture of freedom of speech back home once we venture beyond our borders the boundaries become gray

Filipino nurse in Singapore charged with sedition

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Ello tells police officers that he was not responsible for the offending posts and that his Facebook account had been hacked

Singapore hospital sacks Filipino nurse for offensive Facebook comments

Jan 10, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Bello the nurse lodged a police complaint saying his Facebook account was hacked after the post went viral

Singapore on my mind, Manila in my heart

Aug 09, 2014 - 10:30 AM

I remain thankful for my job that gave me a unique perspective not only of my host country but more so my beloved home land

Singapore, 16 April 2014

Father's Day without my father

Jun 15, 2014 - 8:48 PM

20 years after he passed away we still remember my father every father s day

Cannes winner 'Iloilo' premieres in PH

Dec 05, 2013 - 8:32 AM

Cannes Best Debut Film Iloilo about a Filipino domestic helper in Singapore is now showing in the Philippines

ILOILO. Chen Tian Wen, Koh Jia Ler, Teresita Sajonia, Anthony Chen, Angeli Bayani. Photo by Ira Agting/Rappler

New Singapore rules to stop maids falling from windows

Jun 05, 2012 - 10:00 AM

Employers caught flouting the rules will be permanently banned from hiring a maid says the foreign ministry