Overseas Filipinos

My migration story: Why I left London and came home - Rappler (blog)

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Rappler (blog)

My migration story: Why I left London and came home
Rappler (blog)
I cried because my London ambitions were always anchored on my personal happiness, my personal aspirations, whereas all the overseas Filipino workers in my family always prioritized the greater good, and in the process, built the life that I now enjoy.

#PHvote: How to register as voter in the Philippines - Rappler

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#PHvote: How to register as voter in the Philippines
Rappler
A valid Philippine passport, or a certification from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in lieu of a passport; For seafarers, a photocopy of the Seaman's Book; For dual citizens or those who reacquired or retained Filipino citizenship via Republic ...
Register and vote in midterm polls, voters urgedmanilastandard.net
PPCRV: Register to vote by September 29 deadlineManila Bulletin

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5 other Filipinos spared from Nigeria kidnapping - Rappler

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5 other Filipinos spared from Nigeria kidnapping
Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said 5 Filipinos were spared from a kidnapping incident in Nigeria, where 7 other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) aboard a Swiss-owned vessel were held hostage by gunmen. Philippine Ambassador to Nigeria ...
PH taking steps to ensure release of 7 Filipino hostagesManila Bulletin

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Cayetano vows 'all efforts' for kidnapped OFWs in Nigeria - Rappler

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 16:47

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Cayetano vows 'all efforts' for kidnapped OFWs in Nigeria
Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano vowed on Monday, September 24, that the Philippines is "doing all the efforts" for 7 overseas Filipino workers reportedly kidnapped in Nigeria. Reuters reported on Monday that pirates ...

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Deployment of OFWs dips 9% after 10-year rise - Business Mirror

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:39

Deployment of OFWs dips 9% after 10-year rise
Business Mirror
Records show that the country, which has been sending overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to 180 countries for decades, deployed 2,112,331 people two years ago, but this went down to 1,992,746 in 2017, according to recruitment consultant Manny Geslani.

Emigration And Reintegration Opportunities For OFs In ME And EU Explored In 'KABAYANi Talks' - pageone.ph

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:22

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Emigration And Reintegration Opportunities For OFs In ME And EU Explored In 'KABAYANi Talks'
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The concerns of the overseas Filipinos in the Middle East and Europe in exploring opportunities in other countries and what awaits in their return in the Philippines were discussed on the first two episodes of The Filipino Channel's (TFC) public ...

OFW killed by husband shortly after returning home - Coconuts

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 10:53

Coconuts

OFW killed by husband shortly after returning home
Coconuts
What should have been a warm homecoming ended in tragedy when a man allegedly killed his OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) wife on the day she returned home. The incident happened yesterday afternoon in Isabela, Negros Occidental, ABS-CBN News ...

7 Filipino seafarers abducted off Nigeria - ABS-CBN News

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:14

ABS-CBN News

7 Filipino seafarers abducted off Nigeria
ABS-CBN News
ONITSHA, Nigeria - Seven Filipinos were among 12 crew members of a Swiss merchant vessel kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, the West African nation's maritime agency said on Sunday. They were abducted on Saturday from the vessel that was ...

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3 Filipinos make it to Asia 21 Young Leaders Program - INQUIRER.net

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 06:29

3 Filipinos make it to Asia 21 Young Leaders Program
INQUIRER.net
“Xyza Bacani leads by showing the world who we are, giving a face and voice to our modern day heroes—OFWs (overseas Filipino workers)—both through her photography and her background as a child of an overseas worker. And Jam Acuzar is a model for ...

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Deployment of OFWs down by 9% - The Manila Times Online - The Manila Times

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 00:20

Deployment of OFWs down by 9% - The Manila Times Online
The Manila Times
DEPLOYMENT of land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) went down by 9 percent in 2017 to 1,992,746 workers from 2,112,331 in the previous year, ...

EDITORIAL - Slowing deployment - Philippine Star

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 23:39

Philippine Star

EDITORIAL - Slowing deployment
Philippine Star
For propping up the economy even through global economic downturns and accounting for a substantial fraction of GDP growth figures, overseas Filipino workers have been hailed as the country's modern day heroes. These days, however, experts are ...
Pro-OFW solon sees mobile money remittance's big potentialManila Bulletin
Philippines posts 15 percent drop in cash remittance from Middle EastArab News

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Money maker - manilastandard.net

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:08

Money maker
manilastandard.net
A teller shows US dollar notes in a money-changing shop on UN Avenue in Ermita, Manila on Saturday. Overseas Filipinos remitted $33 billion last year, much of it through 'mobile money' or electronic cash transfers. Topics: US dollar , Overseas Filipino ...

1.2 million benefit from TESDA online programs - Manila Bulletin

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 17:34

Manila Bulletin

1.2 million benefit from TESDA online programs
Manila Bulletin
“It aims to bring technical education one click away from students, out-of-school youth, unemployed adults and overseas Filipino workers,” said TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling Mamondiong. Launched in May 2012, TOP made technical education ...

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Record remittances from our overseas workers - Manila Bulletin

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 00:05

Record remittances from our overseas workers
Manila Bulletin
The latest report from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on remittances to the Philippines from Filipinos abroad stresses the big role played by our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the national economy. In the first seven months of this year ...

PH inflation hurts even foreign cash earners - Manila Bulletin

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 22:00

Manila Bulletin

PH inflation hurts even foreign cash earners
Manila Bulletin
But even the families of the estimated 10 million overseas Filipinos who earn foreign currency are feeling the pinch as higher oil prices and heavy government spending are also pushing prices higher. Food costs rose 8.5 percent more than they did last ...

Lawmakers raise concern over spread of HIV-AIDS during House budget deliberations - Manila Bulletin

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 16:22

Manila Bulletin

Lawmakers raise concern over spread of HIV-AIDS during House budget deliberations
Manila Bulletin
Ron Salo disclosed that from January 2013 to July 2018, at least 1,047 Filipinos aged 50 and above have been afflicted by the disease. Oldest among HIV-AIDS positive locals was a female overseas Filipino worker who apparently contracted the virus while ...

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De Lima urges Duterte to spare OFWs from disinformation - GMA News

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 11:22

GMA News

De Lima urges Duterte to spare OFWs from disinformation
GMA News
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Saturday called on President Rodrigo Duterte not to tell lies to overseas Filipino workers about her opposition to his "murderous war on drugs" and about the "true state" of the country's economy. In a statement, De ...

BSP looking to bring PERA online as appetite stays low - BusinessWorld Online

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:42

BusinessWorld Online

BSP looking to bring PERA online as appetite stays low
BusinessWorld Online
A person aged 18 or older can contribute a maximum of P100,000 yearly under the PERA platform, but the amount may be as much as P200,000 for overseas Filipino workers. A qualified contributor may place money in five PERA accounts at once across five ...

BSP looking to bring PERA online as appetite stays low - BusinessWorld Online

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 19:42

BusinessWorld Online

BSP looking to bring PERA online as appetite stays low
BusinessWorld Online
A person aged 18 or older can contribute a maximum of P100,000 yearly under the PERA platform, but the amount may be as much as P200,000 for overseas Filipino workers. A qualified contributor may place money in five PERA accounts at once across five ...

142 Filipino UAE amnesty grantees arrive home - pna.gov.ph

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:43

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142 Filipino UAE amnesty grantees arrive home
pna.gov.ph
MANILA-- A total of 142 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Abu Dhabi who availed themselves of the amnesty program of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrived home on Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The 8th and latest batch of ...

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