Posts Tagged overseas Filipino workers

DOLE targets send off of remaining OFWs in quarantine facilities this week

Marje Pelayo   •   May 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is doubling its efforts to finally send off all the remaining overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in government quarantine facilities in...

Nueva Ecija appeals to OWWA for better system on returning OFWs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2020

The Nueva Ecija Provincial Government has appealed to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to have a better system on returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Atty. OJ Cornejo, officer-in-charge of...

Duterte gives ultimatum to gov’t agencies to send home 24,000 OFWs stranded in quarantine facilities

Marje Pelayo   •   May 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has given concerned government agencies a week to send home all 24,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who remain stranded in quarantine facilities.  Specifically, the...

23,000 OFWs test negative for COVID-19 after weeks of quarantine; over 14,000 may go home

Marje Pelayo   •   May 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Over 20,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) can finally breathe a sigh of relief after weeks of isolation in different quarantine facilities in Metro Manila since they arrived...

Pinoys in Ethiopia innovate disinfection cabin vs COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 11, 2020

A team of Filipino workers in Ethiopia innovated a disinfection cabin to fight the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their host country. In a post, the Department of Foreign...

IATF-MEID temporarily suspends inbound int’l passenger flights

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 4, 2020

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has temporarily suspended all inbound international passenger flights. In an advisory, the IATF-MEID said all international passenger flights...

Duterte orders PhilHealth to make premium payment for OFWs voluntary

Marje Pelayo   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has directed state insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to make premium contributions voluntary for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to mounting complaints from...

PhilHealth’s 3% mandatory pay hike amid global pandemic draws public ire

Marje Pelayo   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — State insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on April 22 reminded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) of the mandatory premium rate hike for this year. But the announcement...

DOLE’s one-time COVID-19 cash aid for displaced OFWs faces shortage

Marje Pelayo   •   April 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday (April 26) reported that the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic...

2GO waives P35-M rental fee for quarantine ships

Maris Federez   •   April 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Business tycoon Dennis Uy has clarified that the use of the shipping and logistics company 2Go’s vessels was offered to the government as a donation to be...

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