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Licensed recruiters have New Zealand job orders -- POEA

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday issued clarification it is not directly recruiting workers for New Zealand but interested workers may instead apply to licensed recruitment agencies which have existing jobs orders with NZ employers. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac…

Study thru distance learning, OFWs urged

Overseas Filipino workers who are high school graduates or college undergraduates are encouraged to continue their education through Open Distance Learning to obtain higher education and improve their living standards. Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo said improving their education will…

Pinay wants out of Russia

MOSCOW -- The plunge of the ruble hasn’t left only Russians shell shocked — foreign workers from traders to maids are considering bailing out as Moscow turns from an El Dorado into a financial black hole. The phenomenon is not…

No placement fees for New Zealand jobs -- POEA

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration advised overseas Filipino workers planning to work in New Zealand not to fall prey to unscrupulous recruiters who collect placement fees for supposed jobs in the said country. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac also warned…

OFW loses money in Canada online job scam

AN overseas Filipino worker lost cash to an online recruitment agency offering non-existent job in Canada. Radzwil Sacatropez, 45, a resident of Imus, Cavite, yesterday filed a complaint before the San Juan Police. Sacatropez said she was looking for a…

Gov’t bans all OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has ordered a total ban on deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Ebola-hit countries Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. In a press conference, POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the POEA Governing Board Resolution had…

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…
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