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OFW hospital government’s way of thanking ‘new heroes’

By Azer Parrocha  MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday lauded the construction of a new hospital built specifically for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents and expressed confidence that the facility would meet its timeline. Duterte led the inspection of the OFW Hospital in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, coinciding with Labor Day … Continue reading

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38 OFWs in Ukraine en route to border near Poland: OWWA

By Ferdinand Patinio  OWWA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac (File photo) MANILA – Around 38 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are currently headed outside of Ukraine as tensions continue to grip the eastern European nation, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said on Friday. “Now there are around 38 OFWs en route to the western border of Ukraine bordering … Continue reading

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DFA welcomes creation of OFW department

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA – The creation of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is a welcome development that reflects the country’s commitment to establishing a globally-recognized migration management system, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday. In a virtual presser, DFA Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola said the measure creating the agency was … Continue reading

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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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80 Pinoys waiting to leave Kabul, 4 still in another Afghan city

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   (Anadolu photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – At least 80 Filipinos are still waiting for the government-chartered plane to land in Kabul, Afghanistan from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates after the original flight was deferred on Tuesday night amid the chaotic situation in the Afghan capital’s airport. Joseph Glenn Gumpal, … Continue reading

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Over 325K overseas Filipinos repatriated in 2020

  HOME. A total of 264 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are now back home as they arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on January 1, 2021. The Department of Foreign Affairs capped its repatriation efforts in 2020 by bringing home 327,511 overseas Filipinos. (Presidential Photo) … Continue reading

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OFWs in Qatar to get free Covid-19 vaccines: labor office

By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Filipino workers are among those included in the inoculation of free coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines in Qatar, a Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) official in the host country reported on Monday.  “The general population of Qatar, including migrant workers, will be given free vaccines,” Labor Attaché David Des … Continue reading