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Stay away from drugs, OFWs told

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“I HATE drugs,” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he talked about Filipinos abroad who are in jail for drugs. He said he would not intervene in the situation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who face illegal drug charges. “Yung mga…

Filipino killed in California wildfires -- DFA

A Filipino national was presumed to have perished in the wildfire currently engulfing North California’s winery, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano expressed condolences to the family of the Filipino. The Philippine…

Stay alert, Pinoys advised

THE Philippine Embassy in Baghdad yesterday reiterated its advisory for Filipinos in the Kurdistan Region to remain calm but alert and to stay away from Kirkuk and nearby areas due to news reports of some exchanges of fire between Iraqi…

OFWs in HK back marriage separation

MAJORITY of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong have expressed support for the passage of various bills pending consideration by the House of Representatives that will cut short the often costly and lengthy annulment process to end a rocky marriage.…

Pinoys warned on fake jobs in Canada

THE Philippine Embassy in Ottawa warned Filipinos seeking jobs in Canada against questionable online recruiters. “Would like to inform all Filipinos of the increasing incidence of questionable online recruitment for Filipinos to work in Canada,” the Embassy said. The Embassy…

Gov’t urged to enhance protection for OFWs

Senator Cynthia Villar urged the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Labor and Employment to boost welfare protection for overseas Filipino workers especially domestic workers abroad citing the case of OFW Joramie Garcia Torres who was scalded with…

Alan: New UAE law big boost for Pinoy workers

THE Philippines welcomed yeaterday a new law approved by the United Arab Emirates that would guarantee better conditions for hundreds of Filipino household service workers there. “We would like to express our gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa for this…

No Pinoys hurt, PH embassy damaged in Mexico earthquake

THE Philippines yesterday offered its sympathies and prayers to Mexico after a powerful earthquake rocked the capital past noon on Tuesday, leaving hundreds dead and injured. The death toll from the earthquake had surged to 248 people, the head of…

140 Pinoy hurricane victims coming home

AROUND 140 Filipino nationals will be repatriated from the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Anguilla, and Sint Maarten. They requested to be evacuated in light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean islands. The DFA-Office of the…

OFWs warned: Illicit sex taboo in UAE

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has warned that sex outside marriage is a crime in the United Arab Emirates. The POEA directed the warning to overseas Filipino workers in the UAE. In a news advisory, POEA said single women and…

PH gov’t condemns UK train station attack

THE Philippines yesterday expressed solidarity with the United Kingdom as it condemned the terrorist attack near the Parsons Green station in Southwest London that left several people injured. “We denounce this act of terror perpetrated against the British people,” Foreign…

P2.8B OWWA 2018 budget approved

SENATOR Sonny Angara yesterday said the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be getting for the first time government allocation for its operating requirements, thanks to the new OWWA law. “Sa halos apat na dekada mula nang naitatag ang OWWA,…

Body formed to protect OFWs

THE Department of Labor and Employment reported that a team tasked to pursue bilateral cooperation agreements between the Philippines and host countries was formed recently to strengthen the promotion of the welfare of overseas Filipino workers. Labor Secretary Silvestre H.…

PH to aid Pinoy ‘Irma’ victims

The Philippines has placed its embassies in Washington and Mexico on a higher state of readiness to allow them to immediately come to the rescue of Filipinos in the United States and the Caribbean who may be impacted by Hurricane…
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