Posts Tagged overseas Filipino workers

PH to deploy social welfare attachés for OFWs under new law

Robie de Guzman   •   July 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law establishing the Office for Social Welfare Attaché to assist overseas Filipino workers (OFW), especially those who have fallen prey to...

Duterte wants OFW department up by December

Robie de Guzman   •   July 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte wants the establishment of a separate Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) by December this year to address the persistent woes with illegal recruiters...

More than 300 distressed OFW take shelter in PH Embassy in Dubai

Marje Pelayo   •   June 27, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Philippine Embassy in Dubai is currently taking custody of more than 300 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Almost all of them are holders of...

PH, Russia in talks over labor agreement

Marje Pelayo   •   June 12, 2019

MOSCOW, Russia – The Philippines and Russia are now in talks about labor relations as there is no existing agreement yet between the two countries particularly regarding the welfare of...

Overseas absentee voting kicks off April 13

Robie de Guzman   •   April 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The month-long overseas absentee voting (OAV) has begun today, April 13. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV) said there are a total of...

Filipinos in Sudan urged to ‘exercise caution’ amid political unrest

Marje Pelayo   •   April 12, 2019

MANILA–The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday (April 11) called on overseas Filipino workers in Sudan “to exercise caution in light of the uncertainty caused by the current political...

OFW remittances 4th biggest in 2018 – World Bank

Marje Pelayo   •   April 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Migrant workers contributed a huge share in the country’s economy in 2018, according to a recent World Bank report. Based on the World Bank’s April 2019 Migration...

SSS slammed for imposing P2,400 mandatory contribution for OFWs

Marje Pelayo   •   March 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Former Bayan Muna Chairman Neri Colmenares and Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Carlos Zarate criticized the Social Security System (SSS) for the imposition of mandatory contribution for overseas...

Belize under state of emergency; Filipinos warned

Marje Pelayo   •   September 19, 2018

PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has issued an advisory to overseas Filipino workers in Belize, a country in Central America, following the recent declaration of...

DFA: P5,000 cash aid available at NAIA Terminals until 10pm, August 24

Marje Pelayo   •   August 24, 2018

PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reminds overseas Filipino workers stranded by the runway accident at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to claim their P5,000 cash...


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