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Saudi needs 200 nurses

Filipino nurses who are planning to work abroad can apply for employment in Saudi Arabia. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday said the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in need of nurses for deployment to…

Families of 2 OFWs killed in Oman fire get OWWA assistance

THE government is fast tracking the release of the benefits due the families of two overseas Filipino workers who died in a fire in Oman. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello lll ordered Overseas Workers Welfare Adminsitration chief Hans Leo J.…

DoLE orders inventory of jailed OFWs

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday ordered an inventory of all overseas Filipino workers jailed abroad following the execution last week in Kuwait of Filipina worker Jakatia Pawa. “I have ordered them (labor attaches) to make a complete inventory…

3 vacationing OFWs get P50K cash prize from DoLE, OWWA

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THREE lucky overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait received P50,000 each during the traditional “OFW Salubong” festivities at the NAIA Terminal 1 on Wednesday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello lll, Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad and OWWA Administrator…

Over 10K distressed OFWs in Saudi get gov’t cash aid

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday announced that more than 10,000 overseas Filipino workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who were displaced by the oil crisis in the Middle East have benefitted from the government’s Relief Assistance Program…

Overseas’ registration for 2019 elections begins

Philippine embassies and consulates abroad started to accept applications for registrations today for the 2019 senatorial and party-list representatives’ elections. The Department of Foreign Affairs said under Republic Act No. 9189 as amended by Republic Act No. 10590, all citizens…

Filipinos in Saudi urged to stay calm

AN overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) advocacy group yesterday advised fellow Filipinos in Saudi Arabia to stay calm over reports of a foiled missile attack on the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. The Riyadh-based United Overseas Filipinos Worldwide (U-OFW),…

Be alert, pinoys in Iraq advised

THE Philippine Embassy in Baghdad reminded the more than 2,000 Filipinos in Iraq to remain vigilant after the Iraqi Government announced the start of a major offensive aimed at retaking the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State. In…

173 distressed OFWs from Saudi home

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OVERSEAS Workers Welfare Administration head Hans Leo Cacdac yesterday said that 173 overseas Filipino workers from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia employed by one of the companies which suffered financial setback as a result of the dip in the prices…

Families of displaced OFWs in Saudi get early Christmas gifts

THE association of Philippine Licensed Recruitment Industries on Friday distributed early Christmas presents to families of displaced overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia. The PLRA gave a second relief assistance to some 1,000 families of stranded OFWs last Sept. 30…

Gov’t eyes opening bank for OFWs

THE government is planning to establish a bank that would exclusively cater to overseas Filipino workers, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday. Bello said the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration has pooled almost P20 billion from the contribution of OFWs.…

DFA assures safe passage of Filipinos in Yemen

THE government is working to ensure the safe passage of Filipinos remaining in Yemen, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. The Philippines also joined the international community in calling for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the Republic…

US warns citizens vs travel abroad amid terror threats

THE US State Department has warned its citizens traveling abroad about continuing terrorist threats worldwide. In the State Department’s Worldwide Caution updated on Sept. 13, it said that there is continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against US citizens…
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