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Gov’t bans all OFWs from Ebola-hit countries

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has ordered a total ban on deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Ebola-hit countries Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. In a press conference, POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the POEA Governing Board Resolution had approved the deployment ban due to the Ebola virus and…

OFWs in war-torn Libya hold Mass in hospital

A Filipino priest based in Benghazi, Libya said due to the ongoing conflict between Islamists and government forces in the Muslim country, the Catholics there composed mostly of overseas Filipino workers have no other choice but to celebrate Holy Mass at the chapel of a hospital where they have taken…

Palace advises OFWs on avoiding Lana fate

MALACAÑANG yesterday renewed its appeal to Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to follow strictly the laws in their respective work places abroad even as it assured that the government exhausted all legal remedies to save the life of a Filipino beheaded in Saudi Arabia. “Nananawagan po ang ating pamahalaan sa lahat…

DH ‘mule’ nabbed in HK

CUSTOMS officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) yesterday cautioned overseas Filipino workers and tourists bound for China, including Hong Kong, not to accept packages for delivery to purported addressees to avoid being used as unwitting couriers by drug syndicates. BoC-NAIA District Collector Edgardo Macabeo issued the warning after…

P100M legal aid fund for OFWs pushed

SENATOR Nancy Binay moved to increase the legal assistance fund for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) from P30 million to P100 million in the proposed 2015 national budget. During the plenary hearing, Binay asked Finance subcommittee chair Sen. Loren Legarda to add P70 million…
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