Posts Tagged OFW

Solon pushes for military honors for OFWs who died of COVID-19 abroad

Marje Pelayo   •   July 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker is pushing for the granting of military honors to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who succumbed to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) abroad as they can be considered...

DOLE seeks P2.5 billion more cash aid for OFWs displaced by pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   July 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to get additional budget for its cash assistance program for the growing number of overseas Filipino workers (OFW)...

Filipino repatriates from Sri Lanka, India return to their provinces

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 18, 2020

Filipino repatriates from Sri Lanka and India returned to their respective provinces on Wednesday (June 17). The Philippine Navy facilitated the return of the Filipino repatriates who were stranded overseas...

Bahrain king pardons 16 jailed OFWs; 11 deported to PH

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 12, 2020

His Majesty King Hamad Bin lsa Al Khalifa has granted royal pardon to 16 overseas Filipino workers jailed in Bahrain. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said 11 of...

DILG warns of charges vs LGUs that reject entry of returning OFWs

Marje Pelayo   •   May 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año has warned local government units (LGU) of facing charges for rejecting overseas Filipinos returning to their localities after serving their quarantine period for...

Duterte orders PhilHealth to make premium payment for OFWs voluntary

Marje Pelayo   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has directed state insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to make premium contributions voluntary for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to mounting complaints from...

DOLE’s one-time COVID-19 cash aid for displaced OFWs faces shortage

Marje Pelayo   •   April 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday (April 26) reported that the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic...

2GO waives P35-M rental fee for quarantine ships

Maris Federez   •   April 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Business tycoon Dennis Uy has clarified that the use of the shipping and logistics company 2Go’s vessels was offered to the government as a donation to be...

Daily routine of an OFW on quarantine ship

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 23, 2020

Over 300 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are aboard the two quarantine ships docked at Pier 15, Port Area, Manila. According to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), they are OFWs from...

OWWA starts accepting applications for cash assistance to OFWs affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Marje Pelayo   •   April 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are in ‘No Work, No Pay’ status may now submit their application for cash assistance. The program is part of the national...


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