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Overseas Filipino Workers

‘Conditional implementation’ of OFW assistance fund questioned

SENATOR Nancy Binay has asked Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to clarify the “conditional implementation” of the government’s P100 million legal assistance fund for overseas Filipino workers. “Would funding for the legal assistance for migrant workers now fall under Secretary Abad’s discretion, too?” asked Binay. She earlier pressed to increase the…

OWWA to kin of OFWs in Yemen: Send home loved ones

THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) yesterday appealed to the family and relatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working in Yemen to convince their loved ones to come home to safety. It was learned that in 2011, OWWA extended assistance to some 1,000 OFWs who returned from Yemen due to…
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TF set to end monopoly of clinics serving OFWs

AN inter-agency task force, composed of representatives from the Departments of Health, Labor and Employment, Justice and the Foreign Affairs, is set to dismantle the 15-year monopoly of 19 exclusive clinics conducting medical examinations on overseas Filipino workers bound for Middle East countries. Roderick Atienza, president of the Association of…

Angara appeals for OFWs’ protection in integration of terminal fees

SENATOR Sonny Angara has appealed to airport and transport authorities to ensure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) would not be overburdened by the integration of airport terminal fees into prices of plane tickets, stressing the government's commitment to protect the welfare and interest of the country's modern-day heroes. The Manila…
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