Pag-IBIG approves P12.1-B loans for overseas workers
The Manila Times
THE Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG reported a 12 percent increase in approved housing loans for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) last year as its OFW membership base also increased. In a statement on Tuesday, Pag-IBIG said approved ...
This Fil-Am academic is an 'OAW' – overseas American worker
SAN FRANCISCO — Edmundo C. Luna, 38, has not escaped the reality many Filipinos have faced in order to survive — being an overseas worker. But he's not an OFW; he's an OAW. Due to the competitive market in the US education sector, he has had to ...
The Alex Esclamado Awards for Community Service
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Since its inception, the organization has sent approximately P200-million worth of assistance to the Philippines, some of them coursed through the Commission on Filipinos Overseas. This does not include what the volunteers spend on their own travel and ...
NLI to make dreams come to life
Moreover, since it is home to many overseas filipino workers who take up a huge percentage of the real-estate market and contribute about 10 percent of the country's income, the demand for the property sector is stably rising. For these reasons, NLI ...
Uniform OFW identification system proposed
ACTS-OFW party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III recently filed House Bill (HB) 1301 to establish an institutionalized identification system for overseas filipino workers (OFWs) for enhanced protection, more effective monitoring, and the proper ...
Pacific Daily News
Overseas Filipino Workers, invest your money wisely
Pacific Daily News
I want to dedicate this month's article to Overseas Filipino Workers and focus on real estate as a smart way for OFWs to invest for their future. My father was an OFW. He came to Guam in the 1950s to work, and eventually was given the opportunity to ...
1500 OFWs in Saudi seek repatriation
MANILA, Philippines - At least 1,500 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia have expressed willingness to return home, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said yesterday. The agency's humanitarian team is currently in ...
Philippines' 50 Richest 2016: The Remittance Business Is Slowing Down
Last year close to 3 million Filipinos left home to find work abroad so they could send cash back to the Philippines. Filipinos sent $28.5 billion in personal remittances, making up a tenth of the nation's GDP. Indeed, the practice is so ingrained that ...
For the sake of overseas Filipinos, give peace a chance
Migrante Aotearoa New Zealand joins all Filipinos at home and abroad in welcoming the resumption of formal peace talks between the Duterte administration and the National Democratic Front (NDF). As part of KABABAYAN4CHANGE, the global campaign ...
One-stop service center for OFWs opens for business
MANILA, Philippines – In response to President Rodrigo Duterte's orders to streamline government services, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) opened the first one-stop service center for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Monday, August 15.
POEA opens one-stop shop for overseas workers
First one-stop shop for OFWs now open
Repatriating workers is aim, says Philippine minister