Overseas Filipinos

Cardinal Tagle cries, asks God why innocent people die - Rappler

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:50

Rappler

Cardinal Tagle cries, asks God why innocent people die
Rappler
One of the examples he cited was Henry Acorda, the 36-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died in May defending two women in Slovakia. "You said, 'Blessed are the merciful, they will find mercy.' Henry Acorda was merciful, but he was ...

P300-m fund for livelihood projects of OFW groups - manilastandard.net

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:23

P300-m fund for livelihood projects of OFW groups
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Duly constituted associations of overseas Filipino workers can look forward to availing of livelihood assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment—Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. This after the government allocated P300 million for ...

Yeng Guiao content with NLEX's Super 8 stint: 'We accomplished our goal' - ESPN

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 21:17

ESPN

Yeng Guiao content with NLEX's Super 8 stint: 'We accomplished our goal'
ESPN
"It's just a pity that we're not able to use imports because we have our import already with us," Guiao said after the game that saw around 300 overseas Filipino workers cheer for NLEX. "The league does not allow imports. So I guess the best thing to ...

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Gov't trumpets accomplishments ahead of Duterte's 3rd SONA - pna.gov.ph

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 17:47

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Gov't trumpets accomplishments ahead of Duterte's 3rd SONA
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The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)'s remittances have improved by 4 percent from 2017's USD10.03 billion to USD10.4 billion from January to April 2018. In December 2017, Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 10963, also known as the Tax Reform ...
House ready for Duterte's 3rd SONAPhilippine Star
Duterte admin's Sona promises for 2016, 2017: A reviewInquirer.net
Unity!Manila Bulletin

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PRRD Year 2: Improving consular services - pna.gov.ph

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 17:47

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PRRD Year 2: Improving consular services
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MANILA -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has implemented several measures to improve its consular services following the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte for government offices to streamline processes and provide better services. For the ...

PRRD Year 2: Thousands of overseas Pinoys assisted, labor deals inked - pna.gov.ph

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 12:59

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PRRD Year 2: Thousands of overseas Pinoys assisted, labor deals inked
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In an accomplishment report obtained by the Philippine News Agency, the DFA said a total of 32,365 overseas Filipinos (OFs) have already benefited from the ATN Fund, while 2,214 OFs were assisted using the LAF, from the period of January to June this ...

House ready for Duterte's 3rd SONA - Philippine Star

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 00:00

Philippine Star

House ready for Duterte's 3rd SONA
Philippine Star
“We have established 18 One-Stop Service Centers for overseas Filipino workers across the country integrating all frontline services of key government agencies for OFWs,” he said. Bello added they have also approved a P1,150 across the board increase ...
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Mango platfom launch woos Japanese investors - manilastandard.net

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:01

Mango platfom launch woos Japanese investors
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At least 100 Japanese investors attended the launching of an online business venture that will benefit local workers and even overseas Filipino workers in a convention last Thursday at the City of Dreams Ballroom in Parañaque City. The venture is being ...

'Pretty Face, Ugly Attitude': Kuwaiti Blogger Under Fire for 'Promoting Slavery' - Sputnik International

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 20:13

Sputnik International

'Pretty Face, Ugly Attitude': Kuwaiti Blogger Under Fire for 'Promoting Slavery'
Sputnik International
In May, the Philippines and Kuwait signed a memorandum of agreement providing additional protection for overseas Filipino household workers in the Gulf state. Under the new law, employers should provide Filipino workers with food, clothing, health ...

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Developer unveils new Parañaque tower - manilastandard.net

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 20:07

Developer unveils new Parañaque tower
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AHPC vice president for administration Rey Caligner said during the soft launch of its Alpina Heights Tower Two that the residential market remains strong and that they would like to target Filipinos working abroad and those investors eyeing to have a ...

DOLE reaffirms commitment to administration's reforms - Manila Bulletin

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 17:57

Manila Bulletin

DOLE reaffirms commitment to administration's reforms
Manila Bulletin
The department also stated it has established 18 One-Stop Service Centers for overseas Filipino workers across the country, which integrates frontline services of key government agencies. Moreover, the DOLE said it initially rolled out the iDOLE card ...
DOLE affirms commitment to reforms initiated by PRRDpna.gov.ph

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OFW recovers backpack from taxi driver - Manila Bulletin

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:28

Manila Bulletin

OFW recovers backpack from taxi driver
Manila Bulletin
By Ariel Fernandez. Operatives of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID) recovered valuable items kept by a regular taxi driver from an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who had arrived at the NAIA ...

Where are we really? - Philippine Star

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 00:00

Where are we really?
Philippine Star
The other brighter side, of course, is how our overseas Filipino workers are benefitting from it. Their remittances have much greater value now than, say, a few years back when the exchange was at P42 to one US dollar. However, the inflation that we ...

MIAA officials help balikbayan retrieve bag containing over P200k - GMA News

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:56

GMA News

MIAA officials help balikbayan retrieve bag containing over P200k
GMA News
A returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was able to retrieve her bag that contained over P200,000 after she accidentally left it in a taxi she took from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport earlier in the week. One Catalina Frado was able to ...

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Cab driver who stole OFW's bag arrested - manilastandard.net

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:19

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Cab driver who stole OFW's bag arrested
manilastandard.net
Government agents arrested a taxi driver who stole a bag with P60,000 worth of cash and valuables owned by a returning female overseas Filipino worker whom he picked up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Monday. Members of the Manila ...

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27 OFWs receive medical assistance from OWWA - Philippine Information Agency

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 19:50

Philippine Information Agency

27 OFWs receive medical assistance from OWWA
Philippine Information Agency
... (PIA)--The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in the Cagayan Valley Region released the first pending batch of Financial Assistance under the OWWA Welfare Assistance Program (WAP) for medical illness/diseases to 27 Overseas Filipino ...

Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage for complaining about OFWs having to keep passports, getting day off - Inquirer.net

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 17:36

Inquirer.net

Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage for complaining about OFWs having to keep passports, getting day off
Inquirer.net
A video of a Kuwaiti influencer sparked outrage on social media for publicly complaining about how overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can now keep their passports and have a one day off, as ordered by a new law in the Gulf state. Sondos Alqattan, a ...

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Kuwaiti social media star slams day off grant for OFWs - ABS-CBN News

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:19

ABS-CBN News

Kuwaiti social media star slams day off grant for OFWs
ABS-CBN News
The Kuwaiti government recently allowed Filipino overseas workers to be exempted from several provisions from the "Kafala system" after a diplomatic row with the Philippines in the first half of 2018. The Kafala system is an Arabic sponsorship system ...
Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage for complaining about OFWs having to keep passports, getting day offInquirer.net

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