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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...