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Hurricane Harvey sparks Pinoys’ bayanihan spirit

THE “bayanihan” spirit still lives among Filipinos in the United States despite being away from home for years. This Filipino culture became evident when Filipinos from Texas and even as far as Nevada, more than a thousand miles away from…

Cooperation for reintegration of OFWs sought

THE Department of Labor and Employment has sought for cooperation on reintegration of overseas Filipino workers. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III called on all sectors to work together for the productive reintegration of OFWs. In a message to the…

PH extends sympathies to victims of Texas storm

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday expressed its sympathies over the reported deaths in Texas in the wake of the Hurricane Harvey. “We offer our deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives in this disaster.…

Pinoys spared by storm in Texas

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday expressed its sympathies over the reported deaths in Texas in the wake of the storm Harvey. Storm Harvey, which was described as one of the most devastating in the history of the southern…

OFWs may get terminal fee exemption via CebuPac mobile app

Cebu Pacific has updated its booking systems to ensure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) shall be exempted from paying terminal fee upon online booking of tickets pursuant to the memorandum of agreement (MoA) between the Department of Transportation- Manila International…

Stay calm, Cayetano tells overseas Pinoys

FOREIGN Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday advised Filipinos in Guam, South Korea and Japan to stay calm assuring them that contingency plans are in place should North Korea make good its threat to drop missiles near Guam. Cayetano told Filipinos…

7.0 quake rocks China

No Filipino was affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province, China that left 19 people dead and 247 others injured, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said “according to the Philippine Consulate…

111 OFWs given Saudi amnesty back in PH

SOME 111 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia returned home yesterday. The OFWs, who were granted amnesty by the KSA government, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on a Philippine Airlines flight from…

Saudi imposes ‘dependent fee’ on foreign workers

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has advised Filipinos intending to work in Saudi Arabia that its government now requires expatriate workers to pay for each family member or dependent holding a resident permit or iqama. The POEA said starting last…

Warning on fake POEA FB pages

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has advised overseas Filipino workers to disregard job vacancies offered in fake POEA Facebook accounts. POEA officer-in-charge Bernard P. Olalia said there is a proliferation of Facebook pages that use the name and logo of…

OFW deployment to Israel up by 27%

THE deployment of Filipino caregivers in Israel increased by 27 percent, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. In a report, the Philippine Embassy in Tel-Aviv, Israel noted that for the first half of 2017, the deployment of Filipino…

Repatriated OFWs assured of DoLE support

THE Department of Labor and Employment has assured repatriated overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia of continued assistance. During a meeting with with a group of OFWs who were formerly employed at Mohammad Al-Mojil Group in Saudi, Labor Secretary Silvestre…

DoLE lifts deployment ban to Qatar

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday lifted the moratorium on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Qatar amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III issued the lifting order upon consultation…

Partnership inked for protection of DHs abroad

THE Department of Labor and Employment has partnered with a group of private recruitment agencies to reinforce its campaign to protect Filipino migrant workers, particularly those working in high-risk countries. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the department signed…
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