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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…

Pinay nurse na kauuwi mula Saudi, positibo sa MERS-CoV

ISANG Pinay nurse na kauuwi lang mula sa Saudi Arabia ang nag-positibo sa sakit na Middle East Respiratory System-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Hindi muna pinangalanan ang Pinay nurse na naka-confine ngayon sa Southern Philippines Medical Center. Inaasahan namang nailabas na kagabi, Miyerkules,…

2 Filipino priests lauded for assisting stranded OFWs in Libya

THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People lauded two Filipino priests who have opted to stay and assist overseas Filipino workers stranded in Libya. EMI executive secretary Fr. Resty…

810 OFWs from Libya arrive in Malta

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said the chartered ship with 810 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) evacuees from war-torn Libya arrived in Malta yesterday where they will take the flight to Manila. The passengers will then immediately board the…

OWWA releases benefits of OFW killed in Libya

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THE benefits due to the family of the overseas Filipino worker who was reportedly killed while traversing with his colleagues in war-torn Libya had been released by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). The family of the said OFW has…
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