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POLO scraps accreditation of recruiter in ‘discount maids’

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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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OFWs from Libya INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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

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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 »

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 (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

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 »

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