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5K jobs in Europe to be available for Pinoys

5K jobs in Europe to be available for Pinoys By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Job opportunities may soon be available for Filipino workers in southern central Europe, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday. According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Slovenia is seeking the Philippines’ approval for the deployment … Continue reading

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House tackles bills creating Department of Overseas Filipino Workers

House tackles bills creating Department of OFW By Jose Cielito Reganit MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The House of Representatives recently began deliberations on several bills proposing the creation of a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) — one of the priority measures highlighted by President Rodrigo Duterte during his fourth State of the Nation … Continue reading

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DFA launches Facebook page to help distressed Overseas Filipino Workers

DFA launches Facebook page to help distressed OFWs By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday launched the official “OFW Help” page on Facebook to provide distressed overseas Filipino workers a new system to reach the government and request for emergency assistance. The “OFW Help” … Continue reading

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DOLE advises Overseas Filipino Workers to ‘avoid protest areas, observe curfew’

DOLE advises OFWs to ‘avoid protest areas, observe curfew’ By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong to observe curfew in the wake of ongoing protests there. “The POLO (Philippine Overseas Labor Office) advised them (OFWs) not to … Continue reading

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DFA to help Filipinos facing deportation in Israel

DFA to help Filipinos facing deportation in Israel By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign of Affairs (DFA) will provide assistance to hundreds of Filipinos in Israel who are facing deportation, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this assurance following reports that hundreds of overstaying Filipino families, … 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