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Eight Filipino nurses held by ISIS back from Libya

EIGHT Filipino nurses who were abducted in Libya by ISIS more than a year ago arrived in Manila on Sunday, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. has announced. Yasay said nurses were immediately subjected to “debriefing for security reasons and get…

No Pinoy casualty in Qatar fire

No Filipino casualty was reported in the fire that gutted the quarters of foreign workers in Qatar where 300 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are staying. The Philippine Embassy in Qatar went to the fire site on Saturday to check the…

Duterte asked to save OFW facing death in UAE

TWO Gabriela lawmakers yesterday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to make an appeal for an overseas Filipino worker in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who is facing execution. Jennifer Aresgado Dalquez, 30, a native of General Santos City, was sentenced to…

OFW stroke victim in Russia returns home

THE remains of an overseas Filipino worker who died of a stroke in Russia were recently brought back to the Philippines. Charina Castillo Le­gamia had suffered daily episodes of headaches prior to her death, according to her brother Ferdinand Legamia.…

Saudi bids expats goodbye

RIYADH -- Seventeen years after first setting foot in Saudi Arabia, Dominic Steck shipped his two cats and returned to Germany with his wife and school-age children, who hardly know their homeland. As Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to employ…

Saudi needs 200 nurses

Filipino nurses who are planning to work abroad can apply for employment in Saudi Arabia. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday said the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is in need of nurses for deployment to…

Families of 2 OFWs killed in Oman fire get OWWA assistance

THE government is fast tracking the release of the benefits due the families of two overseas Filipino workers who died in a fire in Oman. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello lll ordered Overseas Workers Welfare Adminsitration chief Hans Leo J.…

DoLE orders inventory of jailed OFWs

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday ordered an inventory of all overseas Filipino workers jailed abroad following the execution last week in Kuwait of Filipina worker Jakatia Pawa. “I have ordered them (labor attaches) to make a complete inventory…

3 vacationing OFWs get P50K cash prize from DoLE, OWWA

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THREE lucky overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait received P50,000 each during the traditional “OFW Salubong” festivities at the NAIA Terminal 1 on Wednesday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello lll, Undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad and OWWA Administrator…

Over 10K distressed OFWs in Saudi get gov’t cash aid

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday announced that more than 10,000 overseas Filipino workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who were displaced by the oil crisis in the Middle East have benefitted from the government’s Relief Assistance Program…

Overseas’ registration for 2019 elections begins

Philippine embassies and consulates abroad started to accept applications for registrations today for the 2019 senatorial and party-list representatives’ elections. The Department of Foreign Affairs said under Republic Act No. 9189 as amended by Republic Act No. 10590, all citizens…

Filipinos in Saudi urged to stay calm

AN overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) advocacy group yesterday advised fellow Filipinos in Saudi Arabia to stay calm over reports of a foiled missile attack on the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. The Riyadh-based United Overseas Filipinos Worldwide (U-OFW),…

Be alert, pinoys in Iraq advised

THE Philippine Embassy in Baghdad reminded the more than 2,000 Filipinos in Iraq to remain vigilant after the Iraqi Government announced the start of a major offensive aimed at retaking the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State. In…
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