Agri, caregiving among top jobs for OFWs in Japan

By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Caregiving and agriculture are among the top sectors that will open jobs for migrant workers, including Filipinos, in Japan. In a virtual forum late Friday afternoon, Labor Attaché Elizabeth Marie Estrada of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Osaka said Filipino workers are in demand in both skilled … Continue reading


80 Pinoys waiting to leave Kabul, 4 still in another Afghan city

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   (Anadolu photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – At least 80 Filipinos are still waiting for the government-chartered plane to land in Kabul, Afghanistan from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates after the original flight was deferred on Tuesday night amid the chaotic situation in the Afghan capital’s airport. Joseph Glenn Gumpal, … Continue reading


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

covid 19 / Philippines

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


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


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


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