Posts Tagged OFW

DFA logs two new COVID cases among overseas Filipinos

Marje Pelayo   •   June 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported two new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad. Likewise, three overseas Filipino workers (OFW) recovered from the infection and no new...

DFA facilitates return of over 300 distressed OFWs from UAE

Maris Federez   •   June 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 325 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Thursday (June 17), according to the Department...

Lacson bats for vaccine passport system prioritizing OFWs, foreign investors

Robie de Guzman   •   June 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday pushed for the implementation of a vaccine passport system that will allow easier traveling to the Philippines for people already vaccinated against...

DOTr, DOLE to provide jobs to repatriated OFWs affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Transportation (DOTr), along with other government agencies, has signed a memorandum that would provide job opportunities for repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus...

POEA ordered to temporarily suspend deployment of OFWs to Saudi Arabia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to temporarily suspend the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the  Kingdom of...

Duterte OKs additional P5-B budget for OFW repatriation, quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P5 billion fund for the repatriation and COVID-19 quarantine expenses of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), Malacañang said Thursday. “Inaprubahan ng...

Over 500K OFWs repatriated amid COVID-19 pandemic – DOLE

Robie de Guzman   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – More than half a million overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who were displaced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic have been repatriated by the government, the Department of...

Villanueva calls for review of deployment protocols to curb OFW abuses

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — In order to curb cases of abused Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Senator Joel Villanueva has proposed the review of protocols on the deployment of workers. Villanueva, chair...

Over 350k overseas Filipinos repatriated since Feb. 2020—DFA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Over 350,000 overseas Filipinos (OFs) have been repatriated since February 2020, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA reported it has repatriated 4,549 OFs in the...

OFWs for repatriation decide to stay after getting COVID-19 vaccine shot – Bello

Marje Pelayo   •   January 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reported that some overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have taken back their decision to fly home to the Philippines after getting a shot...

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