Overseas Filipino workers

Overseas Filipino workers

DOLE orders total deployment ban of OFWs to Libya

Philippines
By Ferdinand Patinio, PNA MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday ordered a total deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Libya. DOLE ...
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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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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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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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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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Starting Dec 25, Balikbayan boxes are tax free up to P150,000

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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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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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POEA suspends OFW deployment to 4 Saudi firms

Economy News
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the deployment of newly-hired and returning workers to four companies in Saudi Arabia. “We have already suspended deployment to four ...
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Solon files bill in support of Duterte’s proposal to create Department for OFWs

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Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise to give more protections to our countrymen working abroad, a lawmaker is pushing for the creation of a department that will focus ...
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