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Over 325K overseas Filipinos repatriated in 2020

  HOME. A total of 264 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are now back home as they arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on January 1, 2021. The Department of Foreign Affairs capped its repatriation efforts in 2020 by bringing home 327,511 overseas Filipinos. (Presidential Photo) … Continue reading

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OFWs in Qatar to get free Covid-19 vaccines: labor office

By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Filipino workers are among those included in the inoculation of free coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines in Qatar, a Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) official in the host country reported on Monday.  “The general population of Qatar, including migrant workers, will be given free vaccines,” Labor Attaché David Des … Continue reading

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Bello extols OFWs; pays tribute to fallen heroes

Bello extols OFWs; pays tribute to fallen heroes File photo MANILA (DOLE/PNA) – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III heaped praises on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for their sacrifices and heroism in the face of the global coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In his message on the observance of International Migrants Day on Friday, Bello also paid … Continue reading

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UN, PH partner to safeguard Pinoys’ migrant rights

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MIGRANT RIGHTS. Overseas Filipino workers arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in this undated photo. The United Nations (UN) and the Philippine government on Wednesday (Dec. 16, 2020) launched Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance (BRIDGE), a program seeking to promote the rights of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). … Continue reading

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Bill protecting OFWs’ remittances gets final House nod

Bill protecting OFWs’ remittances gets final House nod By Filane Mikee Cervantes   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved on third reading a bill seeking to limit charges and provide discounts on remittance fees shouldered by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). With a total of 224 affirmative votes, the … Continue reading

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20K Overseas Filipino Workers to get AKAP cash aid next week: OWWA

20K OFWs to get AKAP cash aid next week: OWWA By Ferdinand Patinio   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Some 20,000 displaced and stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have applied for the Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) are set to get their cash aid next … Continue reading

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DOLE receives over 600K applications for displaced OFWs’ cash aid

DOLE receives over 600K applications for displaced OFWs’ cash aid By Ferdinand Patinio   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Monday said it has received over 600,000 applications from displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for its Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) program. DOLE-International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) Director … Continue reading

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Proposed Overseas Filipino Workers dept to cover all needs of migrant workers: DOLE

Proposed OFW dept to cover all needs of migrant workers: DOLE By Ferdinand Patinio   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Friday said the creation of the proposed Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) would be able to cover all the needs of Filipinos working … Continue reading

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Overseas Filipino Workers warned against illegal recruiters amid pandemic

OFWs warned against illegal recruiters amid pandemic By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard Olalia on Wednesday warned the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against illegal recruiters particularly those engaged in third country recruitment. Olalia said unscrupulous individuals or groups are using the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic to entice … Continue reading

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PH repatriates Pinoys; launches goodwill mission to Lebanon

PH repatriates Pinoys; launches goodwill mission to Lebanon By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   BACK HOME. A repatriate from Lebanon waves as she disembarks from a bus. The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the President on September 25 chartered a flight that sent home over 300 Filipinos from Beirut to the Philippines. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading