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House Pushes Travel Tax Exemption for Kids of Solo Parent OFWs

House Pushes Travel Tax Exemption for Kids of Solo Parent OFWs
News Philippines
The House committee on overseas workers’ affairs chaired by Rep. Jesulito Manalo (Party-list, ANGKLA) has approved House Bill 6138 which seeks to grant travel tax exemption to dependents ...
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WB Report: PH a model for migrant workers’ support system

Released on Monday, a WB report, titled Migrating to Opportunity, said, “The highly-developed support system for migrant labor in the Philippines can serve as a model for other countries, however, the country should continue its focus on improving reintegration of returning migrants.”
Philippines World
MANILA — The World Bank (WB) has called for eased restrictions on labor migration to boost workers’ welfare and accelerate regional economic integration saying other Association of Southeast ...
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EO 44 to Create Overseas Filipino Bank

President Duterte signed EO 44 approving the acquisition of PPSB by the LBP. The PPSB will be converted to the Overseas Filipino Bank.
Business Philippines World
MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte signed executive order number 44 (EO 44) on September 28, paving the way for the creation of an Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) to ...
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DFA welcomes balikbayan box tax suspension

Philippines World
MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday welcomed the decision of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to suspend the implementation of the duty and tax-free ...
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DFA confirms execution of OFW in Kuwait

News
MANILA, January 26, 2017 (PNA) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday confirmed that overseas Filipino worker Jakatia Pawa from Zamboanga del Norte was executed by hanging ...
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Starting Dec 25, Balikbayan boxes are tax free up to P150,000

News
MANILA, December 21, 2016 (PNA) — Here’s welcome news and a fitting gift to our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) this holiday season. Starting this December 25, balikbayan boxes ...
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Five days of bliss in Chiang Mai (Day 3)

Feature Life
CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Day 3 was epic from start to finish. Thanks to my friend Aura for taking the day off from work just to take me ...
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Five days of bliss in Chiang Mai (Days 1 and 2)

Feature Life
CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Why have I never been to Chiang Mai in my nine years in Thailand? This was the question I asked myself as soon as ...
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18 Filipino seafarers stranded off Baltimore coast appeal for help

News
By Ben Cal MANILA, November 8, 2016 (PNA) — Eighteen Filipino seamen have been stranded aboard their ship off the coast of Baltimore, Maryland in the United States ...
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OFWs in Taiwan to get 5% wage increase in 2017

Economy News
MANILA, October 11, 2016 (PNA) — Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan will get 5% increase in their wages starting January 1, 2017, an official of the country’s representative ...
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