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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…

OFW hurt, not killed, in Tripoli — Baldoz

THE Department of Labor and Employment has clarified that no Filipino died when terrorists stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli, Libya. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said a Filipina however was wounded, suffering five gunshot wounds. She is now safe and recuperating at a Tripoli hospital. “She is recuperating. Once she…

POEA suspends recruiter

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration suspended a recruiter for sending household service workers to Dubai, United Arab Emirates with the use of visas different from their actual work. POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said they suspended the license of Zareiko Productions Inc. Cacdac said Zareiko Productions, Inc. committed acts of…
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