Bello, Ople meet for smooth transition of Dept of Migrant Workers

Bello, Ople meet for smooth transition of Dept of Migrant Workers By Ferdinand Patinio  (PNA file photo)  MANILA – Some incoming and outgoing officials of the government particularly from the overseas employment sector have met for the transition of offices. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Bernard Olalia said newly-appointed Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan … Continue reading



13 Filipino evacuees from Ukraine welcomed at Poland border

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor  Image grabbed from video in Department of Foreign Affairs official Twitter account MANILA – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has welcomed 13 Filipino evacuees from Ukraine at the Rava-Ruska-Hrebenne Border Crossing Station in Poland. In a video uploaded in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) official Twitter account Sunday morning, Locsin … Continue reading


40 Filipinos flee Ukrainian capital: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  EVACUATED. Philippine Ambassador to Poland Leah Basinag-Ruiz (center, wearing mask) receives the first 37 Filipinos in Lviv after they were evacuated from the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Friday night (Feb. 25, 2022, PHL time). The number increased to 40 as of Saturday afternoon (February 26). (Photo courtesy of Foreign Affairs  Undersecretary … Continue reading


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


IATF issues new testing, quarantine rules for inbound travelers

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has updated the testing and quarantine protocols for all international passengers entering the Philippines. The new guidelines, which were included in IATF-EID Resolution 149-A approved Thursday, were approved to ensure the continued drop in … Continue reading


Agri, caregiving among top jobs for OFWs in Japan

By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Caregiving and agriculture are among the top sectors that will open jobs for migrant workers, including Filipinos, in Japan. In a virtual forum late Friday afternoon, Labor Attaché Elizabeth Marie Estrada of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Osaka said Filipino workers are in demand in both skilled … Continue reading


348 repatriated OFWs back from UAE

  HOME. A group of overseas Filipino workers from the United Arab Emirates lands at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in this June 2021 photo. Three chartered flights have been processed by the Department of Foreign Affairs while the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration led the repatriation of 348 Filipinos who arrived Sunday (July 11) morning. (Photo courtesy … Continue reading


Filipinos in countries covered by ban allowed to return home

By Azer Parrocha   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Filipinos in countries covered by temporary travel ban will still be allowed to return home as long as they are covered by the government’s repatriation efforts, Malacañang said on Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this clarification after announcing that the Philippines has extended the travel ban … Continue reading

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Covid-19 recoveries among Overseas Filipinos reach 12K-mark: DFA

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A total of 12,004 Filipinos overseas have so far survived from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. The tally is up by 604 from the 11,400 recoveries logged last week. The DFA, meanwhile, said at least 6,537 are undergoing treatment, of … Continue reading