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DFA records 18 new Covid-19 cases among Filipinos abroad

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday reported 18 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among Filipinos abroad, bringing the total number to 466. “As of 3 April 2020, 18 new Covid-19 cases among overseas Filipinos in the following regions: Asia and Pacific, Europe, and Americas, have been confirmed, … Continue reading

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OFWs need ‘written declaration’ before returning to HK, Macao

OFWs need ‘written declaration’ before returning to HK, Macao By Azer Parrocha  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Before overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are allowed to travel back to Hong Kong and Macao for work, they will first be required to prepare a “written declaration” stating that they are aware of the risk for contacting the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Filipino repatriates to receive gov’t assistance: DOLE

Filipino repatriates to receive gov’t assistance: DOLE By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — All Filipino repatriates from countries with confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) will be receiving financial, livelihood, and employment assistance from government, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Monday. Bello said his agency has … Continue reading

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Body of maltreated Overseas Filipino Worker arrives in PH

Body of maltreated OFW arrives PHBy Ma. Cristina Arayata MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The remains of Jeanelyn Villavende, the overseas Filipino worker who was allegedly beaten to death by her employer, arrived in Manila on Wednesday afternoon. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. met with her kin before her arrival and provided them with … Continue reading

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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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PH demands justice for slain Filipina in Kuwait

PH demands justice for slain Filipina in KuwaitBy Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), on New Year’s Eve demanded justice for the slain Filipino household worker in Kuwait. During a meeting with Kuwaiti Ambassador Musaed Salem Ahmad Al Thuwaikh on Tuesday afternoon, … Continue reading

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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