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Congress asked to prepare ‘standby fund’ for OFWs in Mideast

Congress asked to prepare ‘standby fund’ for OFWs in MideastBy Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called on Congress to prepare a “standby fund” that could be used for the possible evacuation of Filipino workers in the Middle East amid rising tensions between the US and Iran. In a … Continue reading

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CBCP bishop lauds Duterte for prioritizing OFW welfare

CBCP bishop lauds Duterte for prioritizing OFW welfare By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) has lauded the efforts of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to attend to the welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Bishop … Continue reading

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President Duterte wants Department of Overseas Filipino Workers by yearend

PRRD wants Department of OFWs by yearend MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte thinks there should be a separate Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) established by year end to prevent abusive recruiters from harming more Filipinos. During the Araw ng Pasasalamat for OFWs in Camp General Aguinaldo on Friday (July 12) night, … Continue reading

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Overseas Filipino Workers give Duterte ‘rockstar’ welcome in Israel

OFWs give Duterte ‘rockstar’ welcome in Israel By Lilian Mellejor   WARM WELCOME. Overseas Filipino workers cheered and chanted as President Rodrigo Duterte entered the Ramada Hotel in Jerusalem, Israel on Sunday night. (Presidential Photo) JERUSALEM, Israel (Philippines News Agency) —Close to 2,500 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Israel gave President Rodrigo Duterte a “rockstar” welcome at the … Continue reading

Duterte lauds OFWs’ sacrifices, contributions
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Duterte lauds OFWs’ sacrifices, contributions

Duterte lauds OFWs’ sacrifices, contributions By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday acknowledged the millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for their sacrifices and great contributions to the economy. “We admire our Filipino migrant workers for their selflessness and courage in enduring the hardships of living away from home … Continue reading

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PRRD Year 2: Gov’t reassures protection, support for OFWs

PRRD Year 2: Gov’t reassures protection, support for OFWs By Jelly Musico MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Officials of different clusters of the Duterte Cabinet have reassured the government’s full support for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). At the pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2018 forum on Wednesday, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary … Continue reading

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81 distressed OFWs from Abu Dhabi return home Friday

81 distressed OFWs from Abu Dhabi return home Friday By Ma. Cristina Arayata   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Eighty-one distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)–this time, from Abu Dhabi–arrived in the Philippines on Friday, April 6. They were on board Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR 657. The Philippine government is helping the distressed OFWs in the … Continue reading