A man hacked his OFW wife with a machete after a heated argument about the money sent by the OFW for the construction of the family's home in Sitio Green Hills, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
Leni, an OFW just returned home from working overseas and found out that the money she sent was not used as intended and confronted her husband Landy Gunsi Paulino, 31. Unable to account where the money went, Paulino attacked his wife with a machete severing the OFWs left arm. Her father and brother were also hurt during the commotion.
Leni is working as a domestic helper just arrived only a few days ago. She has been asking her husband about the whereabout of the money and the house they are planning to build. The husband could not give any answers as the wife patiently seek an explanation. Landy would go away instead and return home late at night.
The suspects father, Alberto and his brother who tried to stop Landy from further attacking Leni was also hurt.
After the incident, the suspect went outside and ended his own life by hanging himself on the nearby tree.
Chief Inspector Achmad Alibonga, police chief of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, said that based on the investigation they conducted, it showed that the suspect premeditated the crime and committing a suicide after it happened was a part of his plan as he already prepared a nylon rope tied on a mango tree just a few steps away from their house.
Why OFWs Remain in Neck-deep Debts After Years Of Working Abroad?
From beginning to the end, the real life of OFWs are colorful indeed. To work outside the country, they invest too much, spend a lot. They start making loans for the processing of their needed documents to work abroad.
NATIONAL PORTAL AND NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO SPEED UP INTERNET SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES
In a Facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country.Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.
NATIONWIDE SMOKING BAN SIGNED BY PRESIDENT DUTERTE
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Requirements and Fees for Reduced Travel Tax for OFW Dependents
According to TIEZA ( Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority), it is a levy imposed by the Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the Philippines, as provided for by Presidential Decree (PD) 1183.
A full travel tax for first class passenger is PhP2,700.00 and PhP1,620.00 for economy class. For an average Filipino like me, it’s quite pricey. Overseas Filipino Workers, diplomats and airline crew members are exempted from paying travel tax before but now, travel tax for OFWs are included in their air ticket prize and can be refunded later at the refund counter at NAIA.
However, OFW dependents can apply for standard reduced travel tax. Children or Minors from 2 years and one (1) day to 12th birthday on date of travel.
Accredited Filipino journalist whose travel is in pursuit of journalistic assignment and