Overseas Filipinos

SC asked to nullify P836-M contract for driver's license cards - Manila Bulletin

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:03

Manila Bulletin

SC asked to nullify P836-M contract for driver's license cards
Manila Bulletin
... be nullified was the 2017 LTO contract with NEXTIX, Demalog Identification Systems, and CFP Strategic Transaction Advisors joint venture in a petition filed by Party-List Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III of the Acts Overseas Filipino Workers Coalition of ...

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Quezon City declared as 'UN City' - Business Mirror

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:58

Business Mirror

Quezon City declared as 'UN City'
Business Mirror
Owing to its local policies promoting peace and safe migration of overseas Filipino workers, Quezon City has been recently declared by the United Nation as a “UN City”, according to an official of the local government. According to City Administrator ...

Indicators point to faster growth in Q4–think tank - Business Mirror

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:50

Indicators point to faster growth in Q4–think tank
Business Mirror
Factors that will likely push up the country's GDP in the last quarter of the year include the expected double-digit increase in the peso value of overseas Filipino worker remittances. The CMDI said remittances in US dollars, which climbed by 9.4 ...

City of Bacoor goes online with 3 new partnerships - Philippine Information Agency

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:36

City of Bacoor goes online with 3 new partnerships
Philippine Information Agency
Senior Emigrant Services Officer Kristine Domagas Gacer was happy to reveal that apart from providing access to online government services the portal can be used by overseas Filipinos to embark on educational exchanges, medical missions and volunteer ...

OWWA urges Siquijor OFWs to avail of social, education benefits - Philippine Information Agency

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:30

OWWA urges Siquijor OFWs to avail of social, education benefits
Philippine Information Agency
20 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) regional office urged the Siquijodnon Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their beneficiaries to avail of their programs and services. Family Welfare Officer Celda Dinoy said an OWWA ...

OFWs in Russia, China - Inquirer.net

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:07

OFWs in Russia, China
Inquirer.net
China and Russia aren't places we usually think of as favored destinations for overseas Filipino workers, but there are now reports coming out of those two countries showing them to be new OFW targets. Not only that, deployment in those two countries ...

Worries on peso decline 'overdone' - Inquirer.net

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:01

Philippine Star

Worries on peso decline 'overdone'
Inquirer.net
He added that the peso was expected to be “broadly stable over the medium term,” backed by strong underlying economic fundamentals, market access and robust international reserves alongside additional liquidity buffer from overseas Filipino remittances ...
Regulators eye wider virtual currency useThe Manila Times
BSP sees 'broadly stable' peso medium-termGMA News

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'Drivers' license deal unconstitutional' - The Manila Times

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 00:09

'Drivers' license deal unconstitutional'
The Manila Times
Lawyer Leo Romero told The Manila Times on Tuesday he would file the petition representing Overseas Filipino Workers party-list Rep. Aniceto John Bertiz 3rd. The deal was also anomalous, he claimed, as the winning bid's amount was less than one ...

OFWs with visas issued before Nov 12 exempted from OEC moratorium - Rappler

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:28

Rappler

OFWs with visas issued before Nov 12 exempted from OEC moratorium
Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – Outgoing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are exempted from the temporary suspension of overseas employment certificate (OEC) issuance if they have a visa issued before November 12, the Department of Labor and Employment ...

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POEA to fire guards, janitors in internal cleansing - Rappler

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:43

Rappler

POEA to fire guards, janitors in internal cleansing
Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Tuesday, November 21, that they will be replacing all the security guards and janitors at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) after reports of illegal ...

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Re-visiting Carlos Bulosan - Bulatlat

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:41

Bulatlat

Re-visiting Carlos Bulosan
Bulatlat
... I published “From Colonial to Beleaguered Mentality: Busing and the Filipino American,” and in October 2012, I presented a paper at the Michigan State University Conference on Philippine Studies, entitled “The Diplopic Consciousness of Overseas ...

Diversifying in FX - Inquirer.net

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:38

Diversifying in FX
Inquirer.net
And for overseas Filipino workers, such investment products are a good fit given that their incomes are in foreign currency, he added. Only food company Del Monte Pacific Limited's preferred shares that offer a dividend rate of 6.625% is listed on the ...

Diversifying in FX - Inquirer.net

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:38

Diversifying in FX
Inquirer.net
And for overseas Filipino workers, such investment products are a good fit given that their incomes are in foreign currency, he added. Only food company Del Monte Pacific Limited's preferred shares that offer a dividend rate of 6.625% is listed on the ...

Saving for retirement? Try PERA - Philippine Star

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 00:38

Saving for retirement? Try PERA
Philippine Star
However, the aggregate maximum contribution a contributor can make in a year is P100,000 or P200,000 in case of an overseas Filipino, as defined under the PERA Act of 2008. On the contribution, the contributor is given an income tax credit equivalent ...

Remittance services, loan programs at OFB | SunStar - Sun.Star

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 23:45

Remittance services, loan programs at OFB | SunStar
Sun.Star
ALL overseas Filipinos, immigrants and contract workers will be serviced by the newest state-run Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB), the Deparment of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. This following the Land Bank of the Philippines' buyout of Philippine Postal ...

Can government randomly imprison OFWs? - Inquirer.net

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:12

Can government randomly imprison OFWs?
Inquirer.net
Why is this patently absurd, but not when all overseas Filipino workers may not start jobs for two weeks? Our Constitution's Article III, Section 6 enshrines “liberty of abode and of changing the same” and “right to travel.” These are as basic as the ...

Overseas Filipino Bank to serve immigrants, workers - Inquirer.net

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:06

Overseas Filipino Bank to serve immigrants, workers
Inquirer.net
Soon-to-be opened Overseas Filipino Bank will cater to all Filipinos overseas, whether they are immigrants or contract workers, the Department of Finance said. The bank's wide coverage will make it “more inclusive,” Finance Secretary Carlos G ...
All set for Overseas Filipino Bank — DOFManila Bulletin

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Protection of migrant workers | SunStar - Sun.Star

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:43

Protection of migrant workers | SunStar
Sun.Star
So much pain and suffering in the hands of abusive employers abroad made the life of some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) a nightmare. Modern-day slavery tramples on human rights, accosts the dignity of our migrant workers whose cash remittances, ...
A big step forward for migrant workers in AseanThe Manila Times

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Protection of migrant workers | SunStar - Sun.Star

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:43

Protection of migrant workers | SunStar
Sun.Star
So much pain and suffering in the hands of abusive employers abroad made the life of some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) a nightmare. Modern-day slavery tramples on human rights, accosts the dignity of our migrant workers whose cash remittances, ...

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Ledesma: Oxford researchers cheated (Last of 2 parts) | SunStar - Sun.Star

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:15

Ledesma: Oxford researchers cheated (Last of 2 parts) | SunStar
Sun.Star
This simply indicates the huge army of supporters from the grassroots not only from within the Philippines but from the overseas Filipino workers. This is a phenomenon a unprecedented in an electoral derby and thank you FACEBOOK and thank you Mark ...

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