OFW in Kuwait commits suicide

DAVAO — A Filipino working as a household service worker (HSW), commonly known as domestic helper, in Kuwait committed suicide by jumping off the building where she lived last May 22.

The victim, according to the ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau, was identified as Helen Riobuya Sarocam, 41, a resident of Monkayo in Compostela Valley.

She was said to be cleaning the window of her room on the building’s fifth floor in Hawally, Kuwait when she jumped off. She crashed down a windshield of a car parked below and died on the spot. (MORE)

 

OFW sentenced to death in UAE for killing employer

MANILA — An overseas Filipina worker was sentenced to death for allegedly killing her employer in the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed Sunday.

DFA spokesman Charles Jose said Jennifer Dalquez, 28, was meted death penalty by a trial court in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi on May 20.

Dalquez was arrested on December 7, 2014 for killing her employer who allegedly tried to rape her. (MORE)

Aquino to cite accomplishments on his last Sona

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III said that he would cite the achievements of his administration when he delivers his last State of the Nation Address (Sona) in July.

“Ilalabas natin sa Sona ‘yan pero subukan kong magbigay ng examples,” Aquino said in an interview by Bombo Radyo aired Thursday when asked of the accomplishments of his government. (Read more)

Fil-Am professor shapes global business thinking

Dr. J. Mark Munoz (Contributed Photo)
Dr. J. Mark Munoz (Contributed Photo)

A FILIPINO-AMERICAN professor is shaping the global business thinking around the world through his works.

Doctor J. Mark Munoz started his career in senior international management roles and became an account director for a United States and Asia-Pacific market research and consulting firm based in New Jersey.

Munoz studied high school at the University of the Philippines in Cebu, acquired his bachelor’s degree at the West Visayas State University in Iloilo and finished his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management at the University of San Jose – Recoletos in Cebu.

He is currently teaching at the Millikin University and is collaborating with students to create strategic plans for Fortune 500 companies and businesses in China, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Korea, and New Zealand.

Every year, he directs a two-week international travel immersion course for MBA students in the US. In the past 10 years, he facilitated post-graduate business programs in Germany and China.

He also founded an international mentorship program which allows students from around the world to mentor each other on international business issues.

Published Books

Aside from teaching, he continues to write books of global significance.

He just completed a book on Hispanic Latino Entrepreneurship and is wrapping up one on African American Entrepreneurship. He is also editing two books: Managerial Forensics and Strategies in University Management, which gather the views of top experts and writers from around the world.

His success in writing paved the way for numerous books with a global theme, including Winning Across Borders (based on a globalization study covering 35 countries), A Salesman in Asia (strategic selling methods for Asia-Pacific), International Social Entrepreneurship (strategies for creating socially driven business enterprises), Contemporary Microenterprise: Concepts and Cases (pioneering book on small businesses worldwide), and Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business (reference guide on how geography, economics and politics impact global business).

Munoz completed a total of nine books, most of which are distributed globally and were used as business reference materials in several courses around the world.

Career and Awards

In 2001, he joined the academe in the US and worked as an Assistant Professor of International Business at the Millikin University in Illinois.

In 2005, he was honored with the Calatagan Literary Award by the Philippine American Writers and Artists Association. The award was for the book “Land of My Birth” – a socio-political critique of the Philippines that has been described as the contemporary version of Dr. Jose Rizal’s book Noli me Tangere.

In 2012, he was recognized as Distinguished Scholar by the Academy of Global Business Advancement.

In 2013, he was accorded the Teaching Excellence Award by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) – one of 10 in the entire world.

In the past 14 years, Munoz’s career blazed the trail with numerous researches, writing, and teaching awards.

He now holds the highest academic rank of Full Professor.

Born a Filipino and starting out from humble beginnings, Dr. Mark Munoz is a living proof that the Filipino can make important academic and business contributions to the world. (PR)

Pacquiao says shoulder injury limited him in Mayweather loss

Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao also said Nevada boxing commissioners denied his request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room before the fight Saturday night. (Read more)

Pacquiao hailed despite losing to Mayweather

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Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

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Mayweather wins by unanimous decision

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Region 7 athletes pray for Manny’s success

At the Don Ricardo Briz Elementary School, the athletes of Central Visayas competing in the Palarong Pambansa will gather round a small altar with the Sr. Sto. Niño and say a prayer. Most of the time, they pray the rosary to say thanks or seek guidance for the athletes for who will be competing on […]

Mayweather, Pacquiao make weight for megafight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage in an MGM Grand arena filled with 11,500 fans enjoying the […]