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CBCP bishop lauds Duterte for prioritizing OFW welfare

CBCP bishop lauds Duterte for prioritizing OFW welfare By Ferdinand Patinio MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) has lauded the efforts of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to attend to the welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Bishop … Continue reading

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President Duterte wants Department of Overseas Filipino Workers by yearend

PRRD wants Department of OFWs by yearend MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte thinks there should be a separate Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) established by year end to prevent abusive recruiters from harming more Filipinos. During the Araw ng Pasasalamat for OFWs in Camp General Aguinaldo on Friday (July 12) night, … Continue reading

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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