CURRENT AFFAIRS

PINOY ‘FT’: IT’S TIME FOR PINOYS TO MARK AS A ‘STRONG RACE’ IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 April 2014 - 10:08pm

With an increasing number of foreigners coming here, the respective communities are beginning to exert their influence in Singapore to serve their own interests. Filipinos are one of the largest communities in Singapore and it appears that a number of them are thinking of building a ‘second’ Philippines here, judging from some of the comments posted on the popular pinoysg forum.


$7.50/HOUR PAY FOR 51-YEAR-OLD OFFICE MANAGER JOB IN A RECRUITMENT AGENCY

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 7:40pm

Dear Gilbert, This is Jean. I am 51 this year. It has been very tough for me to get a job. I resigned from my job last Monday 24 March as an office manager. I was paid $7.50 an hour in a recruitment agency (not for domestic helpers.) I was hired as an admin executive on 6 November 2013.


MINISTRY OF MANPOWER: CLARIFYING MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT CPF

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 7:10pm

There has been discussion about the Central Provident Fund, or CPF, on social media recently. Unfortunately, there were some inaccuracies. We clarify two key inaccuracies below. Do help to share the clarifications with your family and friends!


DEAR TRS, I WITNESS A "PROFESSIONAL" DOG TRAINER TORTURING A POOR DOG

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 1:33pm

Witnessed this at Expo this afternoon. I kept hearing a dog crying repeatedly. And i found that dog. Saw the dog trainer in the video repeatedly torturing her dog for quite a long while. This is just a small video of what she did.


SPF: NO PERMIT HAS BEEN SOUGHT FOR THE PHILIPPINES INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 1:12pm

The Singapore Police force has highlighted on their facebook page that currently, they have not yet received any application for the holding of the Philippines Independence Day Celebrations. They also explained that generally, these events need permits in order to be legal. Here is their statement in full: Police would like to clarify that as at 10am on 22 Apr 2014, no permit application has been received for the 116th Philippine Independence Celebration on 8 Jun 2014 at Ngee Ann City. 


THE GUARDIAN: SINGAPORE NEEDS TO ADDRESS ITS TREATMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 11:37am

Faced with low wages and poor working conditions, Singapore's migrant workers are beginning to get restless. Last year, a fierce riot broke out in the suburb of Little India, after an Indian worker died in a road accident. The riot was as violent as it was rare (the last riot took place in 1969) and provoked intense scrutiny into how migrant workers are treated in the country.


AN ORDINARY SINGAPOREAN AND HIS PROBLEMS WITH AN UNSYMPATHETIC HDB BUREAUCRACY

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 10:32am

Recently someone posted to my timeline on Facebook an account of another person who claimed to have received unsympathetic treatment from HDB. I have inserted a screenshot of the Facebook post above. The post received nearly 5,000 likes very quickly. After reading about it I invited Mr S to come and see me at the Reform Party office. He came down to see me yesterday afternoon accompanied by a neighbour, Mina, who has been assisting him in his brush with the HDB and CPF bureaucracy.


MALAYSIAN NABBED TRYING TO RUN SINGAPORE IMMIGRATION CHECKPOINT

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 April 2014 - 10:16am

Singaporean authorities arrested a Malaysian man yesterday after he sought to evade the island republic’s Woodlands immigration stop. In the fourth such incident involving a Malaysian this year, the 33-year-old was arrested as he attempted to manoeuvre his vehicle out of the checkpoint and triggered an alarm, according to The Straits Times. “The car was stopped within the Checkpoint and the driver was placed under immediate arrest,” an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority spokesman told the Singapore daily.


PINOY WITH SINGAPORE PR BUT WANT TO WORK & SETTLE IN THAILAND

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 April 2014 - 8:51pm

I need advice on my situation: I’m a Single Pinay Singapore PR working here in SG as a professional in IT FIELD for 7 years. 6 Years PR and no plan to be SG citizen. I have been offered many times to work back in Manila with the same SGD salary I am earning here, since our company have branches all over Asia Pacific. I thought those were nice offers, because it is tempting to EARN IN DOLLARS BUT SPEND IN PESO.


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