Set to fly home OFWs in Saudi

September 21, 2019
THE Department of Labor and Employment has said the government is ready to repatriate about 50,000 Filipino workers from areas affected by the weekend bombing of oil plants in Saudi Arabia should the situation worsen in the world’s top oil exporting country.

Distressed Overseas Filipino workers brought home

August 23, 2019
Aside from the cash assistance provided by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, the returning workers were also welcomed by officers of the Coalition of Licensed Agencies for Domestic and Service Workers (CLADS), the biggest country-specific organization of recruitment agencies, the Philippine Recruitment Agencies Accredited to Saudi Arabia (PRAASA) and the Overseas Placement Association of the Philippines (OPAP) who gave each worker additional cash of P1,000 and bags of groceries for their families.

No ban on OFW deployment to HK — DOLE

August 15, 2019
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the labor department is yet to receive a recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs for a temporary deployment ban, even as the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) is closely monitoring the situation.

Cayetano files bill on Dep’t of OFW

To date, there are major agencies that have mandates relative to overseas employment and overseas Filipinos concerns, namely, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), and the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs (OUMWA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).