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


OFWs inoculated with Sinovac allowed to enter Saudi

By Ferdinand Patinio   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been inoculated with China’s Sinovac coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) jabs are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday. In a virtual forum, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said OFWs who have been … Continue reading


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