Posts Tagged Israel

PH gov’t to consult with Israeli experts on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Robie de Guzman   •   June 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government will seek advise from Israel’s Ministry of Health as part of its bid to further enhance the country’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout. In a statement,...

UN-HRC to probe possible war crimes amid Israel-Gaza conflict

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UN-HRC) has launched an international investigation into alleged crimes committed during the conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza. The UN-HRC...

Deployment of OFWs to Israel remains suspended for three more weeks — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   May 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has extended to three more weeks the suspension on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Israel. According to...

Deployment of OFWs to Israel not banned, only delayed — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   May 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —  The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) assured that Filipino healthcare workers (HCW) scheduled for deployment to Israel will be safe and secure despite the ongoing armed...

Biden calls for ceasefire amid Israel-Gaza tension

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 18, 2021

United States President Joe Biden has expressed his support for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s militants. In a statement, the White House said the US President has spoken with...

Deployment of OFWs to Israel temporarily suspended — Bello

Marje Pelayo   •   May 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has announced that the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Israel is temporarily suspended due to the ongoing violence...

UN on Israel-Gaza tension: Fighting must stop

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 17, 2021

Amid the rising tensions between Israel and Gaza, the United Nations (UN) has called for cessation of violence. Over 40 were killed in the latest airstrikes of Israel on Gaza...

Philippine Embassy prepares for evacuation of OFWs in Israel amid escalating violence

Marje Pelayo   •   May 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Around 300 Filipinos are working and living in Ashkelon and Ashdod — two areas vulnerable to attack being near the Gaza Strip where rockets from militant Hamas...

OFWs safe in Israel, only one requested transfer to gov’t shelter — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III confirmed to UNTV on Friday (May 14) that only one overseas Filipino worker (OFW) did ask for help amid the ongoing tension...

No deployment ban on OFWs to Israel just yet — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Tensions may be escalating in Israel but the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said there is no advice yet for a deployment ban of Filipino workers...

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