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President Duterte signs EO hastening completion of OFW hospital

By Azer Parrocha  (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order to hasten the completion of a hospital that will cater primarily to the health care needs of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and qualified dependents, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “The Palace confirms that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Executive Order No. 154 … Continue reading

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348 repatriated OFWs back from UAE

  HOME. A group of overseas Filipino workers from the United Arab Emirates lands at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in this June 2021 photo. Three chartered flights have been processed by the Department of Foreign Affairs while the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration led the repatriation of 348 Filipinos who arrived Sunday (July 11) morning. (Photo courtesy … Continue reading

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DOLE receives over 600K applications for displaced OFWs’ cash aid

DOLE receives over 600K applications for displaced OFWs’ cash aid By Ferdinand Patinio   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday said it has received over 600,000 applications from displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for its Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program. DOLE-International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) Director … Continue reading

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DOLE to hire 5K workers to clean up Catanduanes streets

DOLE to hire 5K workers to clean up Catanduanes streets By Ferdinand Patinio   (Photo courtesy of Philippine Navy) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday said it would hire some 5,000 informal sector workers to help clean up the streets of Catanduanes after the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly. … Continue reading

Government eyes to eliminate endo by 2017, says Labor chief
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Government eyes to eliminate endo by 2017, says Labor chief

Government eyes to eliminate endo by 2017, says Labor chief MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The government aims to end the labor contractualization and the highly controversial end-of-contract or endo scheme by the end of 2017 based on President Rodrigo Duterte’s instruction, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. “So ‘yun … Continue reading