Overseas Filipinos

Primary suspect in Demafelis murder arrested - Sun.Star

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:59

CNN Philippines

Primary suspect in Demafelis murder arrested
Sun.Star
MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Friday night that one of the the principal suspect in the murder of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Joanna Demafelis in Kuwait is now in the custody of authorities in Lebanon. DFA Secretary ...
Suspect in Joanna Demafelis murder arrestedRappler
Suspects in Demafelis murder arrested | INQUIRER.netInquirer.net
Suspect in Joanna Demafelis' murder in Lebanese custodyCNN Philippines
Manila Bulletin -Xinhua -ABC News
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5 things Filipinos miss when they live abroad - CNN Philippines - CNN Philippines

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:55

CNN Philippines

5 things Filipinos miss when they live abroad - CNN Philippines
CNN Philippines
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) – There is a saying that there is a Filipino in every corner of the world. With over 10 million overseas Filipino workers spread across the globe, that is probably true. Despite the fact that going abroad brings the ...
24/7 OFW Command Center set up » Manila Bulletin NewsManila Bulletin
DoLE forms 24/7 OFW Command Center | Tempo – The Nation's ...Tempo
Senators call for review of labor export policies - Northbound ...Northbound Philippines News Online

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Jollibee serves more joy in Hong Kong with the opening of two new stores - Inquirer.net

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:04

Inquirer.net

Jollibee serves more joy in Hong Kong with the opening of two new stores
Inquirer.net
BRINGING MORE JOY IN HONG KONG! To mark the opening of its seventh and eighth stores in Hong Kong, Jollibee and friends tour the city on a double-decker bus – much to the delight of locals and overseas Filipino workers. The country's leading fast-food ...

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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:46
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5000 job opportunities available on EDSA Day - UNTV News

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:47

UNTV News

5000 job opportunities available on EDSA Day
UNTV News
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will offer more than 5,000 local jobs at a business fair this week. The job fair to be located at the Quezon City hall grounds is part of DOLE's celebration of the 32nd anniversary of ...

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Gatchalian asks gov't to review PH labor policies before deploying OFWs - Manila Bulletin

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:31

Manila Bulletin

Gatchalian asks gov't to review PH labor policies before deploying OFWs
Manila Bulletin
He said this would make sure that Filipino workers are protected from abuse by their employers. Gatchalian said he was dismayed learning from Wednesday's hearing that the government has allowed the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait despite its non-signing ...

Duterte to lift ban on Rappler if SEC ruling overturned - Rappler

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:28

Rappler

Duterte to lift ban on Rappler if SEC ruling overturned
Rappler
(They aren't owned by Filipinos or maybe they are CIA-sponsored, that's also prohibited...That is the history of America, CIA, and they take care of political dissenters. Eventually, they will choose a candidate they will order around.) He alleged that ...
Duterte says Rappler can resume Palace coverage if proven legitimateSun.Star
Duterte says he merely followed SEC ruling in blocking RapplerABS-CBN News

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After OFW deaths, DOLE creates command center for abuse cases - Rappler

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:31

Nikkei Asian Review

After OFW deaths, DOLE creates command center for abuse cases
Rappler
Drilon, who was labor secretary during the Corazon Aquino administration, said the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 provides that the information system be set up. Villar added that an integrated system across agencies would help in ...
Remittances from overseas Filipinos reach another record highNikkei Asian Review
Kuwait extends amnesty to OFWsManila Bulletin
Duterte says he may expand OFW ban to other countriesABS-CBN News
The Manila Times -Reuters -InterAksyon
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EXPLAINER: What are the grounds, provisions in House divorce bill? - Rappler

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:41

Rappler

EXPLAINER: What are the grounds, provisions in House divorce bill?
Rappler
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 plenarySun.Star

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Remittances from overseas Filipinos reach another record high - Nikkei Asian Review

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:16

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 rowRappler
Kuwait extends amnesty to OFWsManila Bulletin
No OFW should die in the hands of abusive employers – Villanueva on Kuwait deployment banInterAksyon
Inquirer.net -Sun.Star
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Similarities between Filipino and Finnish cultures - Inquirer.net

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 05:12

Similarities between Filipino and Finnish cultures
Inquirer.net
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 ...

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Usec explains aid to overseas Filipino nationals in times of crisis - Inquirer.net

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:55

Inquirer.net

Usec explains aid to overseas Filipino nationals in times of crisis
Inquirer.net
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 ...

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Usec explains aid to overseas Filipino nationals in times of crisis - Inquirer.net

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:55

Inquirer.net

Usec explains aid to overseas Filipino nationals in times of crisis
Inquirer.net
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 ...

Kuwait extends amnesty to OFWs - Manila Bulletin

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:10

Manila Bulletin

Kuwait extends amnesty to OFWs
Manila Bulletin
The 580 Filipino workers flown out of Kuwait is also the biggest number to be flown home since the DFA began its repatriation efforts nine days ago. According to the DFA, the amnesty grantees arrived on board Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. The ...
Philippine officials to visit Kuwait amid worker rowRappler
No OFW should die in the hands of abusive employers – Villanueva on Kuwait deployment banInterAksyon
PH officials off to Kuwait to seek better OFWs protectionInquirer.net
Sun.Star -Business Mirror -UNTV News
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Kuwait extends amnesty program for undocumented Filipinos until April 22 - UNTV News

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:12

UNTV News

Kuwait extends amnesty program for undocumented Filipinos until April 22
UNTV News
MANILA, Philippines —The representatives of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Health (DOH) visited the home of the Demafelis family to check on their condition after the death of their daughter Joanna, the ...
Gov't gives P600K to kin of OFW found in freezer in KuwaitABS-CBN News

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CA confirms envoys to Vatican, UAE, 5 other countries - Rappler

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:35

Rappler

CA confirms envoys to Vatican, UAE, 5 other countries
Rappler
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 ...

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Divorce bill hurdles House committee level - Rappler

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:02

Rappler

Divorce bill hurdles House committee level
Rappler
... Philippines a cheaper and faster alternative to annulment, which can cost upwards of P250,000 and can sometimes take years to finalize. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, who led the technical working group (TWG) that consolidated ...

Philippine officials to visit Kuwait amid worker row - Rappler

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:55

UNTV News

Philippine officials to visit Kuwait amid worker row
Rappler
"We are going to Kuwait tomorrow, Saudi Arabia, and then on to Qatar to ensure that our overseas Filipino workers have sufficient protection," said Labor Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III, who will helm the delegation. "We are afraid that because of ...
No OFW should die in the hands of abusive employers – Villanueva on Kuwait deployment banInterAksyon
Labor execs asked: Why wasn't deployment ban imposed sooner?Inquirer.net
Kuwait extends amnesty program for undocumented Filipinos until April 22UNTV News
Sun.Star -Business Mirror -ABS-CBN News
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PH officials off to Kuwait to seek better OFWs protection - Inquirer.net

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:31

Inquirer.net

PH officials off to Kuwait to seek better OFWs protection
Inquirer.net
Authorities said that some 252,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait, mostly as domestic helpers. They are among over two million employed in the region, whose remittances are a lifeline to the Philippine economy. “We are going to Kuwait tomorrow, Saudi Arabia ...
Kin of Joanna Demafelis receives aid from Iloilo provincial gov'tUNTV News
Senate opens probe on deployment ban of OFWs to KuwaitThe Manila Times
DOLE sending team to Mideast as PH prods Kuwait on labor accord to prevent OFW abuseInterAksyon
GMA News -Philippine Canadian Inquirer
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POLO officials told: Report all abuse cases in 24 hrs - ABS-CBN News

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:23

Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

POLO officials told: Report all abuse cases in 24 hrs
ABS-CBN News
The Department of Labor and Employment is taking a more hardened stance to protect overseas Filipino workers following the death of Joanna Daniela Demafelis in Kuwait. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said all Philippine Overseas Labor Offices have ...
Senate opens probe on deployment ban of OFWs to KuwaitThe Manila Times
CEB to ferry 430 repatriated OFWs from Kuwait WednesdayPhilippine Canadian Inquirer
DOLE: Kuwait ban only for new hiresNegros Chronicle
The Standard -Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
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