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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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213 new Covid-19 recoveries among overseas Pinoys: DFA

213 new Covid-19 recoveries among overseas Pinoys: DFA By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday reported 217 new recoveries among Filipinos abroad, pushing the overall tally of recovered cases to 7,136. In its latest case bulletin, the DFA also tallied 213 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections … Continue reading

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Overseas Pinoys with Covid-19 now 10,314; recoveries rise by 121

Overseas Pinoys with Covid-19 now 10,314; recoveries rise by 121 By Ma. Teresa Montemayor   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday reported 133 more Filipinos abroad contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the total tally to 10,314. In its latest case bulletin, the DFA also reported 121 new recoveries … Continue reading

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‘No appearance’ voter registration eyed for passport holders

‘No appearance’ voter registration eyed for passport holders By Ferdinand Patinio  Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon MANILA – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is eyeing at adopting a “no personal appearance” for voter registrants with passports. According to Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, they are planning to let Filipinos abroad and in the country to register online, in … Continue reading

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Filipinos with Covid-19 abroad near 10K mark: DFA

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday reported 26 new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among Filipinos in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, raising the overall case count abroad to 9,959. Eight more recoveries and seven fatalities were also recorded by the agency, bringing the numbers to … Continue reading

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BEIRUT EXPLOSION: Two Filipinos killed, eight wounded, 12 missing

Foreigners among victims of Beirut explosion   BEIRUT (Philippines News Agency/Anadolu) – Several countries and organizations have announced the death and injury of a number of their citizens and staff of their diplomatic missions in Beirut massive explosion which has left at least 100 people dead. The Egyptian Embassy in Beirut said in a statement on … Continue reading

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Gov’t programs available for Overseas Filipino Workers displaced by pandemic

Gov’t programs available for OFWs displaced by pandemic By Ferdinand Patinio   MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday enumerated several programs to mitigate the effects of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “We have many programs for our OFWs who have returned to the country due to this pandemic. We … Continue reading

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Coronavirus cases among overseas Filipinos top 2K

Coronavirus cases among overseas Filipinos top 2KBy Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 2,140 with 218 new confirmed cases on Friday (May 8), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported. Seventeen recovered while 22 died, mostly from the … Continue reading