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Be alert, pinoys in Iraq advised

THE Philippine Embassy in Baghdad reminded the more than 2,000 Filipinos in Iraq to remain vigilant after the Iraqi Government announced the start of a major offensive aimed at retaking the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State. In…

173 distressed OFWs from Saudi home

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OVERSEAS Workers Welfare Administration head Hans Leo Cacdac yesterday said that 173 overseas Filipino workers from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia employed by one of the companies which suffered financial setback as a result of the dip in the prices…

Families of displaced OFWs in Saudi get early Christmas gifts

THE association of Philippine Licensed Recruitment Industries on Friday distributed early Christmas presents to families of displaced overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia. The PLRA gave a second relief assistance to some 1,000 families of stranded OFWs last Sept. 30…

Gov’t eyes opening bank for OFWs

THE government is planning to establish a bank that would exclusively cater to overseas Filipino workers, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday. Bello said the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration has pooled almost P20 billion from the contribution of OFWs.…

DFA assures safe passage of Filipinos in Yemen

THE government is working to ensure the safe passage of Filipinos remaining in Yemen, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. The Philippines also joined the international community in calling for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the Republic…

US warns citizens vs travel abroad amid terror threats

THE US State Department has warned its citizens traveling abroad about continuing terrorist threats worldwide. In the State Department’s Worldwide Caution updated on Sept. 13, it said that there is continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against US citizens…

‘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…
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