Philippines

Gov’t programs available for Overseas Filipino Workers displaced by pandemic

Gov’t programs available for OFWs displaced by pandemic By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday enumerated several programs to mitigate the effects of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “We have many programs for our OFWs who have returned to the country due to this pandemic. We … Continue reading

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Over 14K Pinoys return to PH since Covid-19 outbreak

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A total of 14,706 Filipinos abroad returned to the Philippines since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Thursday. Of this number, 3,127 are land-based overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) while 11,579 are seafarers from 70 cruise ships. The repatriation of the seafarers was shouldered by … Continue reading

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Bello in Israel to prepare pact on Overseas Filipino Workers’ protection

Bello in Israel to prepare pact on Overseas Filipino Workers’ protection By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III went ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte to Israel to prepare a bilateral agreement for the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) there. “Pupunta muna ako doon … Continue reading