Posts Tagged Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)

74 new COVID-19 cases reported among overseas Filipinos — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 74 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), bringing the total number to 8,762 as...

DOLE negotiates repatriation of remains of 282 OFWs in Saudi Arabia

Marje Pelayo   •   June 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is expediting the process of repatriating the remains of 282 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in Saudi Arabia. Labor...

DFA reports 17 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 among OFWs; total cases at 6,091

Marje Pelayo   •   June 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reported 17 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection among overseas Filipino workers (OFW).  This brings the total number...

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...

DFA to begin repatriation of OFWs in Lebanon Dec. 21

Marje Pelayo   •   December 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is expediting the process of repatriating overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in crisis-hit Lebanon. The agency has sent a three-man Rapid Response...

DFA: Filipinos in Hong Kong are safe, no need for evacuation at this time

Marje Pelayo   •   November 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assures kin of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Hong Kong that they are safe and remain unaffected by the ongoing public...

Comelec to ship OAV ballots next week

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 7, 2019

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will begin shipping the election ballots abroad next week for the Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV). Elaiza David, Director III at the Office for Overseas Voting...

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...

DFA cautions Filipinos vs travel to Kashmir amid India-Pakistan tensions

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 1, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), on Thursday, advised Filipinos in India and Pakistan to stay vigilant and avoid travels to the Kashmir region. This is amid rising tensions between...

Relatives of 7 Filipino seafarers detained in Libya call for gov’t help

Marje Pelayo   •   January 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – In August 2017, seven Filipino seafarers were detained in Libya over accusations of oil smuggling. Seventeen months later, their families are still crying for the government to...

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