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OFWs may get terminal fee exemption via CebuPac mobile app

Cebu Pacific has updated its booking systems to ensure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) shall be exempted from paying terminal fee upon online booking of tickets pursuant to the memorandum of agreement (MoA) between the Department of Transportation- Manila International…

Stay calm, Cayetano tells overseas Pinoys

FOREIGN Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday advised Filipinos in Guam, South Korea and Japan to stay calm assuring them that contingency plans are in place should North Korea make good its threat to drop missiles near Guam. Cayetano told Filipinos…

7.0 quake rocks China

No Filipino was affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan Province, China that left 19 people dead and 247 others injured, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said “according to the Philippine Consulate…

111 OFWs given Saudi amnesty back in PH

SOME 111 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia returned home yesterday. The OFWs, who were granted amnesty by the KSA government, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on a Philippine Airlines flight from…

Saudi imposes ‘dependent fee’ on foreign workers

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has advised Filipinos intending to work in Saudi Arabia that its government now requires expatriate workers to pay for each family member or dependent holding a resident permit or iqama. The POEA said starting last…

Warning on fake POEA FB pages

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has advised overseas Filipino workers to disregard job vacancies offered in fake POEA Facebook accounts. POEA officer-in-charge Bernard P. Olalia said there is a proliferation of Facebook pages that use the name and logo of…

OFW deployment to Israel up by 27%

THE deployment of Filipino caregivers in Israel increased by 27 percent, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. In a report, the Philippine Embassy in Tel-Aviv, Israel noted that for the first half of 2017, the deployment of Filipino…

Repatriated OFWs assured of DoLE support

THE Department of Labor and Employment has assured repatriated overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia of continued assistance. During a meeting with with a group of OFWs who were formerly employed at Mohammad Al-Mojil Group in Saudi, Labor Secretary Silvestre…

DoLE lifts deployment ban to Qatar

THE Department of Labor and Employment yesterday lifted the moratorium on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Qatar amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III issued the lifting order upon consultation…

Partnership inked for protection of DHs abroad

THE Department of Labor and Employment has partnered with a group of private recruitment agencies to reinforce its campaign to protect Filipino migrant workers, particularly those working in high-risk countries. Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the department signed…

OFWs in Qatar want to stay amid diplomatic crisis

THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration yesterday said overseas Filipino workers in Qatar want to stay there amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis. OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said they have yet to receive any report that OFWs in Qatar want to…

POEA advises jobseekers for S. Korea

THE Philippine Overseas Workers Administration has announced that South Korea needs 5,000 new workers but advised applicants to prepare at least a minimum of P50,000 for expenses and a lot of patience and perseverance. The POEA will not accept applicants…

200 OFWs return home under Saudi amnesty

SOME 200 overseas Filipino workers who availed the amnesty program of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday morning. The latest group of…

Rampant ‘sale’ of household workers in Saudi alarms OFWs

OVERSEAS Filipino workers said the rampant sale of household service workers (HSW) in Saudi Arabia before the 100-day probation period is dangerous and disadvantageous for Filipinos. OFWs pointed out that Pinay HSWs being transferred to various employers by the sponsor…
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