Monthly Archives: November 2019

Bonifacio Day

Bonifacio Day is a national holiday in the Philippines, commemorating Andrés Bonifacio, one of the country’s national heroes. He was the founder and eventual Supremo of the Katipunan, a secret society that triggered the Philippine Revolution of 1896 against the Spanish Empire. Observance It is held on 30 November. Unlike Rizal Day commemorates on his death anniversary, Bonifacio Day is celebrated on his birth date. This is because of the controversial events on which

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House to Deliberate in December Bills on Medical Marijuana

MANILA, Philippines — While it’s not a priority measure of the Duterte administration, the House of Representatives is set to start next month the deliberations of bills seeking to legalize medical marijuana, a House leader said Wednesday. House Deputy Speaker for Finance Luis Ray “LRay” Villafuerte Jr. said the chamber’s committee on health will start tackling the bills concerning medical

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Visa violators face severe penalties in Japan

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday warned Filipino workers of the severe penalties foreigners may face for violating Japan’s law on the proper use of visa or residence status. Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said the consequences, other than detention and deportation, may include prison term and a ban to re-enter Japan depending on the gravity of the violation of the

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November is the Best Time to Visit Tokyo

November is a turning point in the autumn season when the trees are stunning shades of orange, yellow, and red. The weather has a slight chill, making it the perfect temperature for outdoor activities. During this month, the tourist season has died down just enough to make exploring Tokyo a little easier. Autumn Leaves  During the fall, Tokyo comes alive with bright

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