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OFWs in war-torn Libya hold Mass in hospital

A Filipino priest based in Benghazi, Libya said due to the ongoing conflict between Islamists and government forces in the Muslim country, the Catholics there composed mostly of overseas Filipino workers have no other choice but to celebrate Holy Mass…

Palace advises OFWs on avoiding Lana fate

MALACAÑANG yesterday renewed its appeal to Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to follow strictly the laws in their respective work places abroad even as it assured that the government exhausted all legal remedies to save the life of a Filipino beheaded…

DH ‘mule’ nabbed in HK

CUSTOMS officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) yesterday cautioned overseas Filipino workers and tourists bound for China, including Hong Kong, not to accept packages for delivery to purported addressees to avoid being used as unwitting couriers by drug…

P100M legal aid fund for OFWs pushed

SENATOR Nancy Binay moved to increase the legal assistance fund for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) from P30 million to P100 million in the proposed 2015 national budget. During the plenary hearing, Binay asked…

Abuse of Asian women in UAE alarms senator

SENATOR Miriam Defensor-Santiago has sought an inquiry into reports that among many Asian, including Filipinos, and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were being subjected to various forms of abuse by their employers. She…

New UK minimum wage to benefit OFWs

THE Department of Labor and Employment said over 200,000 overseas Filipino workers are set to benefit from the new national minimum wage rates in the United Kingdom. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the UK’s Low Pay Commission recommended the new…

Stricter laws on trafficking of Filipina maids to Syria sought

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has asked leaders of the agencies composing the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) to come up with more stringent measures to end trafficking of Filipino house helpers to strife-torn Syria. De Lima noted numerous reports…

35 more OFWs return from Syria

SOME 35 Filipinos from Syria are arriving tomorrow at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport NAIA. The arrival of the new batch brings the total number of Filipinos repatriated from war-torn Syria to 5,528. Of the number, 2,501 were repatriated through…

Migrant group in ME seeks help from DoLE

MIGRANT rights’ group Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) has urged Labor and Employment chief Rosalinda Baldoz to seek assistance from her counterpart Saudi labor minister to solve the long standing woes by the 650 Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia. John Leonard Monterona,…

2 Pinay nurse pinarangalan sa Saudi

DALAWANG Pinay nurse ang pinarangalan kamakailan ng Buraidah Central Hospital (BCH) bilang pagkilala sa 35 taon nilang paninilbihan sa naturang ospital. Ayon sa pamunuan ng Buraidah Central Hospital, ito ay dahil na rin sa hindi matatawarang serbisyo-medikal nina Ms. Elercy…

Baldoz tells OFWs in HK: Be safe, take precaution

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday advised overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong to be careful as protests against the Hong Kong and Beijing governments continue. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz urged the OFWs to always take necessary precaution in…

CEB launches non-stop flight to Sydney

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CEBU Pacific launched its first non-stop flight to Sydney, Australia early yesterday to become the only low-cost carrier operating the route. The Gokongwei-owned airline operates four weekly flights between Manila and Sydney, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Flights depart…
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