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Locsin hails Pinoy workers for ‘selfless service’ abroad

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Saturday hailed all Filipino workers who continue to provide “selfless service and gentle nurture” abroad as the country celebrated its 123rd Independence Day. From medical professionals to seafarers, Locsin said overseas Filipino workers have contributed a lot to the world … 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

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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

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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