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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

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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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DFA raises ‘Crisis Alert Level 4’ in Ukraine, orders evacuation

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  (Anadolu photo) MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised crisis alert level 4 for all areas in Ukraine, paving the way for the implementation of the mandatory evacuation for all Filipinos. In an advisory on Monday, the DFA said the mandatory evacuation will be at the government’s expense. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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