“Hallelujah!” Haraya Choir’s Christmas concert to be staged

Award-winning Filipino-British singing group, Haraya Choir, is set to perform their Christmas concert Hallelujah! after months of planning and despite the challenges of having in person rehearsals posed by Covid-19. The ensemble will perform an a cappella repertoire of Filipino favourites that include Pasko Na, Sinta Ko and Payapang

VFS Philippine passport renewal processing centres now open in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin

The Philippine Embassy in London has recently announced that VFS Philippine ePassport Renewal Processing Centres are now open in Cardiff, Wales; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Dublin, Ireland. All processing centres are open from Monday to Friday, by appointment only. The processing centres will only accept straightforward

Filipino nurse named as top BAME healthcare leader

For the first time, a Filipino has been included in this year’s 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), a news site offering analysis and insight to healthcare leaders.   Francis Fernando, founder of Filipino

2022 Philippine elections: Turnabouts mark week of filing candidacies for president and vice president

The election season has started in the Philippines with surprise moves, drama and fun fare.   For one, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is apparently running for president. This was according to her father, President Rodrigo Duterte on late Saturday, 2 October, as reported by

Luzon hit by 4 devastating typhoons: Here’s how you can help

In less than three weeks, the Philippines has been hit by four major typhoons – Molave/Quinta (Oct. 25), Rolly/Goni (Nov. 1), Siony (Nov. 7) and Ulysses/Vamco (Nov. 11). One after another, the storms left unimaginable destruction, displacing thousands of families, devastating livelihoods, and flooding communities

Lift healthcare worker ban – Philippine Nurses Association UK

Filipino nurses work in many parts of the world. Photo credit: Shutterstock The Phillippine Nurses Association UK (PNAUK) has called for the unconditional lifting of the Philippine government’s ban on the deployment of healthcare workers abroad. The restriction may have implications for staffing in the

Tinig UK gets Internews funding

Tinig UK was recently selected as one of the recipients of the Information Saves Lives Rapid Response Fund from Internews.  It is the only UK-based media outlet to receive a grant under this project. The fund aims to support media outlets,  organisations and individuals reporting on COVID-19