Posts Tagged OFW

Bid to create OFW department questioned in Senate

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 28, 2019

Senator Franklin Drilon questioned the bid to create an Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Department as it may politicize the P19-B OFW trust fund. During the Senate Committee on Labor and...

OFWs to contest mandatory SSS contributions

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 27, 2019

An Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) group and other OFWs are appealing to the Supreme Court (SC) to nullify the mandatory SSS contributions for OFWs. Migrante International along with fellow OFWs...

More than 300 distressed OFW take shelter in PH Embassy in Dubai

Marje Pelayo   •   June 27, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Philippine Embassy in Dubai is currently taking custody of more than 300 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Almost all of them are holders of...

DFA: Hunt on for Kuwaiti cop accused of raping Filipina worker

Robie de Guzman   •   June 12, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday assured it is now working with Kuwaiti authorities for the arrest of a police officer accused of raping a Filipina worker in...

Ban on pork, pork-based products from ASF-infected countries still in effect – DA

Marje Pelayo   •   May 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) reiterated that the ban on entry of pork and pork-based products into the Philippines remain in effect especially from countries affected by...

SSS reminds members of new table of monthly contribution

Maris Federez   •   April 3, 2019

The Social Security System (SSS) has issued a reminder to all members of the new table of contribution. Through its Twitter account, the agency announced the new SSS Contribution Table...

DFA calls out to kin of repatriated Filipino suffering from amnesia

UNTV News   •   March 30, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs is requesting the relatives of a Mr. Richard Soriano to contact their office. Soriano is suffering from amnesia. He was left in a hospital in...

SSS slammed for imposing P2,400 mandatory contribution for OFWs

Marje Pelayo   •   March 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Former Bayan Muna Chairman Neri Colmenares and Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Carlos Zarate criticized the Social Security System (SSS) for the imposition of mandatory contribution for overseas...

Cooperation on OFW protection signed between PH, Japan

Marje Pelayo   •   March 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines and Japan signed on Tuesday (March 19) a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) that assures better protection for soon-to-be-hired overseas Filipino workers (OFW) under the new...

Duterte signs OFW Handbook bill

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 4, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Republic Act 11227 or “The Handbook for Overseas Filipino Workers of 2018” mandating the government to publish a handbook about the rights and responsibilities of...


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