EXPLAINER: What are the grounds, provisions in House divorce bill?
MANILA, Philippines – After hours and hours of consultations here and abroad, the House committee on population and family relations approved on Wednesday, February 21, a bill that seeks to introduce divorce and the dissolution of marriage in the ...
Divorce bill hurdles committee level, moves to plenary
Nikkei Asian Review
Remittances from overseas Filipinos reach another record high
Nikkei Asian Review
Total cash remittances sent home by overseas Filipino workers rose 4.3% to a record $28.1 billion last year, according to data that Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released on Thursday. BSP, the nation's central bank, had projected growth of 4%. The 2017 ...
Philippine officials to visit Kuwait amid worker row
Kuwait extends amnesty to OFWs
No OFW should die in the hands of abusive employers – Villanueva on Kuwait deployment ban
Similarities between Filipino and Finnish cultures
Then there is the hard-to-translate word, sisu, a “dogged courageous persistence regardless of consequence, which in 1939-1940 allowed 350,000 to twice fight off Soviet forces three times their number and inflict losses five times heavier than those ...
Usec explains aid to overseas Filipino nationals in times of crisis
16 at the Philippine Consulate was the fluid situation facing Filipino overseas workers in Kuwait. Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Sarah Lou Arriola led the discussion on delivering assistance to Filipino nationals overseas, with members and ...
CA confirms envoys to Vatican, UAE, 5 other countries
Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the CA foreign affairs committee, said Princesa was once recognized for handling the high-profile case of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Sarah Jane Balabagan. Balabagan was the teenager sentenced to death in 1995 for ...
Embassies should hold Overseas Filipino Workers duplicate passports
We have our two cents worth of suggestion: the DFA should make a policy to have an authentic duplicate copy of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) passports and valid travel papers especially domestic helpers abroad so that when their employers abuse them ...
Kuwait ban, a strong act for PH
The Manila Times
OVERSEAS Filipinos number 10.2 million as of 2013, per the global mapping done by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. Filipinos are the country's number one export. The labor export policy started in the “mid-1970s, when rising oil prices caused a ...
Hazards of overseas employment: OFW cases that made headlines
LOOK: Remains of OFW found in freezer in Kuwait arrive in PH
Duterte mulls expansion of deployment ban
Overseas Filipinos' remittances hit record levels in 2017
Since the BSP began tracking overseas Filipinos' remittances in 2012, both personal and cash remittances have increased each December. In 2017, personal remittances were higher than those in the month before for 10 months. It was only in April (down by ...
Duterte taps INC's Manalo as special envoy for overseas Filipino concerns
The Manila Times
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo, Special Envoy for Overseas Filipino Concerns. Manalo will remain in his post until January 29, 2019. Manalo's appointment came as the government ...
INC head Eduardo Manalo is Duterte's new envoy for OFW concerns
Manalo named envoy for OFW concerns
Duterte appoints INC's Manalo as special envoy for OFW concerns
OFWs ask for more seats on Overseas Filipino Bank's board
“Ang banko na iyan ay ipinatayo para sa mga OFWs,” Yusoph Admain, chairman of the group told The Filipino Times in an interview from Manila.“Nararapat lamang na ang magkokontrol nyan at magpapalakad ay mga OFWs!” (That bank was created for OFWs. So it ...
Supporting families of OFWs
President acts on OFW deaths
Despite DU30's heckling, we can still use the UN