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60 more Filipinos repatriated from Libya — DOLE

Rexon Rodriguez, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), gestures as he talks to the media upon arrival with other workers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, following their repatriation from Libya Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.  AP

Sixty more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have returned to the country during the past three days from strife-torn Libya, bringing to a little more than 800 the total number of OFWs who have availed themselves of the government’s free repatriation program.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs may leave strife-torn Libya even without exit visa–DOLE

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Filipino workers may leave the war-torn Libya even without an exit visa, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POLO scraps accreditation of recruiter in ‘discount maids’

Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Singapore has suspended the accreditation of a foreign placement agency suspected to be placing foreign domestic workers, including Filipino household service workers (HSWs), on display for “purchase” at “discounted prices” in some shopping malls in Singapore.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs from Libya want new overseas jobs or wait for crisis to pass – DOLE chief

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Most of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned to the country from strife-torn Libya have asked for job referrals from the government, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz revealed on Tuesday.

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

6 OFWs free of MERS virus, are released from hospital

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (in photo) has approved the deployment to Libya of a two-man contingency team that would augment the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) staff in Tripoli.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Six overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) previously diagnosed to have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been released from the hospital after they were declared negative of the deadly virus strain, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »