Philippines

No suspect yet in OFW’s death; PH hopes to repatriate remains soon

No suspect yet in OFW’s death; PH hopes to repatriate remains soon By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait said no suspect has been identified yet in the death of Filipina household worker Ma. Constancia Lago Dayag last week. “(The Kuwait authorities) conducted interview to the sickly … Continue reading

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OFW Bank to start operations after appointment of board members

OFW Bank to start operations after appointment of board members By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The proposed bank for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will start operations as soon as all appointments of the board of directors are made, Malacañang said on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the assurance after Labor Secretary … Continue reading

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BI boosts campaign against fake overseas employment certificates

BI boosts campaign against fake overseas employment certificates By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) bolstered its campaign against the proliferation of fake overseas employment certificates (OECs) by fielding additional personnel to screen documents of departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). BI Port Operations Division (POD) chief Grifton Medina said … Continue reading

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Malacañang condoles with family of OFW executed in Saudi Arabia By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Thursday offered sympathies to the family of the 39-year-old Filipino household service worker who was executed for murder in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “I would like to express our condolences to the bereaved family of … Continue reading