. Overseas migration of mothers takes tool on children left behind—The continuing exodus of mothers for jobs overseas affect the behavioral development of children they leave behind, psychiatrists say. Dr. Grace Macapagal, in-house psychiatrist of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for crisis intervention rehabilitation, said the trend is also causing a reversal of role where fathers are left to care for children and are normally not prepared to do so.
. RP 3rd highest source of immigrants to Canada—Based on the 2006 Census of Canada released recently, the Philippines is the third highest source of immigrants to Canada in the world, and has consistently been in the top 5 since 1981.
Filipino women leaving the Philippines to work in British Columbia, Canada end up with low paying jobs and little protection of their rights, according to a study released on Dec. 10 by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The study entitled “Workplace Rights for Immigrants in BC, the Case of Filipino Workers showed that although many of the Filipino immigrants are highly educated, they had inadequate training for the jobs they take on in the Canadian province.
. RP’s best teachers are leaving in droves — For hundreds of Filipino teachers who have given up on their disproportionate salaries in the country, a future in the United States seems to be the best option. And then, three's also China. Because of the attractive salary rates and other incentives for their families, there has been an increasing number of Filipinos pursuing teaching jobs overseas. In the process, the Philippines is losing many of its better, if not the best, teachers like Science, Mathematics and English.
· Storms triggers evacuation of 23,086 families in Bicol—At least 23,086 families of 117,963 people were evacuated from lahar, flood and landslide-prone areas in Albay province even as storm “Frank” (Fengshen) plowed through Bicol Friday night. The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) also reported that as of Friday evening, four fishermen were missing off Getafe in Bohol province.
· Special Philippine edition of “Deal or no Deal” airs Sunday—ABSCBN is airing the special episode of “deal or no deal- around the world” shot entirely in the Philippines on “Sunday’s Best (June 22), at 10 pm, signaling the return of the game show’s new season in the Kapamilya network soon.