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Malacañang ‘disturbed’ by Kuwait’s expulsion of PH Envoy

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has admitted that Malacañang is perplexed over the recent decision of the government of Kuwait to expel Philippine envoy Ambassador Renato Pedro...

#Saudi_support_Philippines trends on social media

Posted on: April 26th, 2018 | No Comments
  Support for Filipinos from Saudi Arabia has become a trending topic on social media amid recent rift between the Philippines and Kuwait. The #Saudi_support_Philippines ranked third on Twitter with...

Kuwait gov’t questions PH Embassy’s rescue efforts for distressed OFWs

Posted on: April 23rd, 2018 | No Comments
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has confirmed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait recently summoned Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa. The Kuwaiti government, according to...

PHL Embassy: No mushroom picker jobs available in Canada for OFWs

Posted on: April 16th, 2018 | No Comments
The Philippine Embassy in Canada has refuted reports of a Canadian mushroom farm looking to hire mushroom pickers and offering CAD 3,000 as salary. “Sa ngayon po, ayon sa POEA,...

DOLE allots P60-M worth of livelihood assistance for Mayon victims

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – An additional P30-million fund was given by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as a form of livelihood assistance for those affected by the activities of...

BOC blames local forwarders for criticism against new balikbayan box regulation

Posted on: July 21st, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines  —The new regulation of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on balikbayan boxes drew flak on social media. The controversial regulation requires senders to detail the contents of their...

DOLE declares deployment suspension to Qatar over possible food crisis

Posted on: June 7th, 2017 | 6 Comments
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over what they claim is its support of terrorist groups. Experts believe among the problems it may...

150 repatriated OFWs arrive in the country

Posted on: May 19th, 2017 | 1 Comment
  MANILA — Rowena Abdulrahman  is one of more than 100 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived from Saudi Arabia on Thursday. She stayed in Riyadh for four years,...

Over 100 undocumented OFWs return home through Saudi’s 90-day amnesty program

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 | No Comments
SAUDI ARABIA — Officials of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh escorted earlier more than 100 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the King Khalid international airport. The returning OFWs are...