Posts Tagged OFWs

Ex-PhilHealth official reveals ‘fake receipts’ being issued to OFWs

Marje Pelayo   •   September 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A former senior auditing system analyst of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has revealed that there is indeed a syndicate within the agency that takes advantage...

PRC’s plan to halt COVID-19 test on PhilHealth patients won’t affect OFWs — PCG

Maris Federez   •   August 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) assures the public that COVID-19 testing for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will continue even if the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) decides to...

Duterte asks LGUs to accept returning OFWs cleared of COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   May 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte asked local government units to accept returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in their areas amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. This...

LGUs urged to allow entry of repatriated OFWs who completed 14-day quarantine

Marje Pelayo   •   April 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Over 3,000 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have already served the mandatory 14-day facility-based quarantine after coming home from countries affected by coronavirus disease (COVID-19). But according...

IATF still studying repatriation of OFWs in Macau, South Korea due to COVID-19 threat

Maris Federez   •   February 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has yet to come up with a decision as to whether they will also conduct repatriation...

Gov’t urged to plan programs for returning OFWs amid nCoV scare

Marje Pelayo   •   January 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Millions of Filipinos are scattered in almost all parts of the world as overseas workers. Thus, the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) recommends that the government...

Cimatu to establish base in Qatar for immediate evacuation of Filipinos in Iraq

Marje Pelayo   •   January 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is setting up plans for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East in response to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. The...

BI to install e-gates at NAIA for departing OFWs

Robie de Guzman   •   December 9, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday said it is set to launch electronic gates (e-gates) at the departure area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)...

DOLE now accessible worldwide through mobile app

Marje Pelayo   •   November 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) now have ways to stay updated on the services and offers of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through a mobile application....

Filipinos in Saudi Arabia reminded of punishment over spreading rumors, fake news

Marje Pelayo   •   October 22, 2018

  KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has warned Filipinos in the Kingdom to “avoid producing, spreading, or sharing electronically, anything that compromises public order, religious...

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