Posts Tagged overseas Filipino workers

Bilang ng napapauwing OFW, limitado dahil sa protocols vs COVID-19 — Sec. Bello

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 1, 2021

Pahirapan pa rin ang pagpapauwi ng mga distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) sa ibang bansa lalo na sa Middle East. Ayon kay Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre...

DFA logs two new COVID cases among overseas Filipinos

Marje Pelayo   •   June 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported two new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad. Likewise, three overseas Filipino workers (OFW) recovered from the infection and no new...

DFA facilitates return of over 300 distressed OFWs from UAE

Maris Federez   •   June 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 325 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Thursday (June 17), according to the Department...

DOTr, DOLE to provide jobs to repatriated OFWs affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Transportation (DOTr), along with other government agencies, has signed a memorandum that would provide job opportunities for repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus...

COVID vaccination not a condition for Singapore-bound OFWs — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   June 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Singapore are not required to get inoculated against COVID-19 before they are allowed into the city-state. Labor Attaché in Singapore Saul...

Over 500K OFWs repatriated amid COVID-19 pandemic – DOLE

Robie de Guzman   •   June 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has brought home around 564,000 overseas Filipino workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday. Labor Secretary Silvestre...

POEA ordered to temporarily suspend deployment of OFWs to Saudi Arabia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to temporarily suspend the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the  Kingdom of...

Duterte OKs additional P5-B budget for OFW repatriation, quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P5 billion fund for the repatriation and COVID-19 quarantine expenses of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), Malacañang said Thursday. “Inaprubahan ng...

Deployment of OFWs to Israel remains suspended for three more weeks — DOLE

Marje Pelayo   •   May 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has extended to three more weeks the suspension on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Israel. According to...

Philippine Embassy prepares for evacuation of OFWs in Israel amid escalating violence

Marje Pelayo   •   May 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Around 300 Filipinos are working and living in Ashkelon and Ashdod — two areas vulnerable to attack being near the Gaza Strip where rockets from militant Hamas...


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