15 stranded Pinoy seamen in Malta return home

Published : Friday April 25, 2014   |  Category : OFW   |  Views : 96

Fifteen Filipino seafarers returned home after their eight-month ordeal in Malta, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. They were stranded  in Maltese waters on board the MV B Lady Bug. The company which owned the vessel went bankrupt and abandoned the crew. The long-wait ended last April... Read more

US asked to approve TPS of undocumented OFWs

Published : Tuesday April 15, 2014   |  Category : OFW   |  Views : 826

A HOUSE leader yesterday asked the United States government to immediately approve the request of the Philippine government to grant Temporary Protected Status  to about 300,000 undocumented Filipinos in the US “for humanitarian reasons.” Eastern Samar Rep. Ben P. Evardone,  vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations,  appealed to... Read more

DFA warns Pinoys in ME vs MERS virus

Published : Tuesday April 15, 2014   |  Category : OFW   |  Views : 732
By : Cristina Lee-Pisco

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday advised Filipinos in the Middle East to take the necessary precautions and follow the advice of local health authorities in their host countries following the death of a Filipino from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) in the U.A.E. The Philippine... Read more

MERS victim to be cremated in Abu Dhabi

Published : Tuesday April 15, 2014   |  Category : OFW   |  Views : 841
By : Itchie G. Cabayan

THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) yesterday said that its welfare officer in Abu Dhabi has already coordinated with the family of the Filipino nurse who succumbed to the dreaded MERS Corona virus recently.    According to a report sent to DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz by the Abu Dhabi Post, the ... Read more

Death of Filipino seaman in Honduras confirmed

Published : Thursday April 10, 2014   |  Category : OFW   |  Views : 1218
By : Cristina Lee-Pisco

The Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday confirmed that a Filipino cruise ship crew  was shot dead by a robber during a port call at the Caribbean resort Island of Roatan in Honduras. In a text message, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said the death of the Filipino seaman was confirmed by... Read more

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