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Lawmaker seeks probe of illegal foreign workers in PH

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Hon. Raymond Democrito Mendoza

Too many foreign workers are apparently coming into the country illegally and taking jobs away from Filipinos, according to TUCP party list Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza, who said authorities must review labor and immigration laws to address the matter.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA blacklists Saudi job agency after Filipina was abused by employer

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has blacklisted a Saudi recruitment agency after a Filipino woman it hired for household work suffered abuse in the hands of her employer.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH aims to deploy more OFWs to Iraq

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Vice President Jejomar Binay   INQUIRER.net file photo

The government aims to send Filipino workers to Iraq this year after six years of banned deployment to the country, Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a statement Tuesday.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bureau of Immigration reminds firms to secure work permits for foreign workers

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Immigration Commissioner Siegfred B. Mission. Screengrab from http://www.youtube.com

Immigration authorities reminded local companies hiring foreigners to secure special work permits for them to avoid penalties and imprisonment after authorities received reports that many foreign workers, mostly Chinese nationals, have been illegally working in the country.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Papua New Guinea in the market for Filipino teachers

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More lucrative jobs await Filipino teachers in Papua New Guinea, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. According to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, 81 teachers and lecturers are urgently needed for deployment to Papua New Guinea as part of the initial phase of manpower recruitment under a newly signed agreement between the Philippines and that country.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Features,Philippines | Read More »

OFWs in Saudi who have left original employers may still legalize stay — DOLE

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipino workers (OFWs) who have left their original employers or sponsors and are now working for new employers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will still be allowed to legalize their status despite the end of the grace period for undocumented foreign workers last November 3, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

DOLE probes reports of 3,000 Chinese illegals

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered an investigation into reports that some 3,000 Chinese nationals were illegally working at construction sites in the country.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DOLE to redeploy Filipino workers in strife-torn Egypt to other countries

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is eyeing the redeployment of displaced overseas Filipino workers to other countries from war-torn Egypt.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA bars employees from receiving gifts

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POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Photo by Noy Morcoso lll/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Christmas is the season of giving, but not in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).   POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac has issued a memorandum regarding the agency’s “no gift” policy, especially during the Christmas season.   The memorandum was directed to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), private recruitment agencies, suppliers and contractors, [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 labor execs in ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal face administrative raps

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Assistant labor attache Antonio "Tony" Villafuerte faced anew at Thursday's resumption of the Senate investigation into the "sex-for-scheme" scandal in the Middle East.

Three labor attachés allegedly involved in the sex-for-flight scandal will be charged with administrative cases, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said in a press briefing aired on radio and television Friday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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