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Distressed OFWs to receive employment aid – OWWA

Philippines
Over 100 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) recently rescued and repatriated from distressed employment situations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are being offered employment assistance by the ...
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BI fights trafficking, stops over 28k Filipinos from leaving the country

News
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has “intensified” its anti-human trafficking campaign this year. As a result, the first 10 months of 2018 saw more than 28,000 Filipinos stopped ...
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OFW e-card launches in US

Philippines
OFWs in the United States can now enjoy the newly launched OFW e-Card system. The card is a project of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) which provides ...
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OFW-targeting swindler arrested by NAIA operatives

Philippines
Juvy Zamora, a suspected swindler known for targeting OFWs, has been arrested by members of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Police Intelligence and Investigation Division (PIID). Zamora ...
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BI will open pre-screening desks for OFWs

Philippines Travel
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will be adopting the suggestion of former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go to open pre-screening desks in all the ...
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Update on Financial Assistance to Stranded OFWs

News Philippines Travel
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has a team now in position at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga to extend financial assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) ...
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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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