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Overseas Filipino Workers

‘New life’ for OFWs -- Rody

“Don’t hesitate to call me.” This was President Rodrigo Duterte’s message to overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia. Duterte promised yesterday continued aid for repatriated OFWs from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and give assistance to those who are still…

House to probe P540-M scam on Kuwait OFWs

The House of Representatives is set to investigate a P540 million scam that has allegedly victimized overseas applicants for Kuwait through a private company claiming to beexclusively contracted to provide job document, purportedly by the Kuwaiti embassy. Albay 2nd District…

DFA sends team to assist distressed OFWs in Saudi

THE Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday announced it has deployed an Assistance to Nationals (ATN) team to Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to complement the efforts of the Philippine Embassy and Consulate General to assist overseas…

Aids pour in for OFWs stranded in Saudi

KING Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has donated SR100,000,000 or P1.2 billion for Filipinos and other foreign workers affected by the massive retrenchment in the kingdom triggered by the drop in oil prices. A statement from the…

Displaced OFWs in Saudi to get cash aid

THE Department of Labor and Employment is set to give financial assistance to overseas Filipino workers who lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia due to the falling prices of petroleum products. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the department…

DFA sends RRT to assist OFWs stranded in Saudi

THE Department of Foreign Affairs’ Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) has sent a Rapid Response Team (RRT) to assist about 11,000 OFWs stranded in work camps throughout Saudi Arabia. The DFA RRT said in several large…

Overseas workers’ assured

A Catholic prelate has expressed belief that the British withdrawal from the European Union will not impact overseas Filipino workers seriously. Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos, chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, is…

50 Pinoys in Saudi seek royal pardon

ABOUT 50 Filipino prisoners in Saudi Arabia who claimed to have completed their sentences are appealing to the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh to coordinate with local authorities for their inclusion in the royal pardon. A Filipino migrant advocacy group said…

Gov’t urged to help stranded OFWs

AN overseas Filipino worker’s advocacy group yesterday urged the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia to work for the mass repatriation of thousands of undocumented OFWs in Saudi Arabia to prevent them setting up another “Tent City.” “We would like to…

Kuwait-bound OFWs decry excessive visa, med fees

THE overseas recruitment industry is complaining of the increased visa application and medical fees imposed by the Kuwait Embassy in Manila. The Philippine Licensed Agencies Accredited to Kuwait or Philaak, a recruitment association, said OFWs are feeling the effects of…

POEA-Landbank tie up to provide aid to South Korea-bound OFWs

FILIPINO workers, specifically those who were hired to work in South Korea under the Employment Permit System (EPS), need not worry about sourcing for funds to pay for their long list of pre-departure fees and other mobilization costs. A memorandum…

Baldoz disputes mass layoffs of OFWs in ME

THE Department of Labor and Employment has clarified that the statements of “massive” retrenchments of overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia is not true and that such statements only fuel unnecessary anxiety. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said the statements are…
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