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Overseas Filipino Workers

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…

Licensed recruiters have New Zealand job orders -- POEA

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday issued clarification it is not directly recruiting workers for New Zealand but interested workers may instead apply to licensed recruitment agencies which have existing jobs orders with NZ employers. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the recruitment agencies with existing NZ job orders are:…

Study thru distance learning, OFWs urged

Overseas Filipino workers who are high school graduates or college undergraduates are encouraged to continue their education through Open Distance Learning to obtain higher education and improve their living standards. Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo said improving their education will enable OFWs to seek better jobs. “We’ve established ODL precisely…
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