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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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SSS chief vows to work for OFWs’ pension coverage

SSS chief vows to work for OFWs’ pension coverage By Joann Villanueva MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Social Security System (SSS) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Aurora C. Ignacio assured Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that her office continues to work with other government agencies help to bring about the compulsory coverage of the migrant … Continue reading

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Comelec optimistic to get high voter turnout in Overseas Absentee Voting

Comelec optimistic to get high voter turnout in OAV By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it is ‘cautiously’ optimistic that overseas absentee voting (OAV) for the May 13 midterm elections will have a high voter turnout. This after Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez noted that a … 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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Overseas voting kicks off without hitch: envoys

Overseas voting kicks off without hitch: envoys By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The kickoff of overseas absentee voting (OAV) was generally successful, as Filipinos abroad cast their votes for the 2019 mid-term polls beginning last Saturday in different Philippine Embassies and Consulates General around the world, diplomats said. At the … Continue reading

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DOLE to probe reported abuses on overseas Filipino workers in Jeddah

DOLE to probe reported abuses on OFWs in Jeddah By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III has ordered an investigation into the reported abuses against overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by their recruitment agencies in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) … Continue reading