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Maid gets P320K back pay with DOLE agency’s help


It’s an “early Christmas” for Nena Zabaldica, a domestic helper from San Juan City, who finally received over P320,000 in back wages from her South Korean employer with the help of National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) office in the National Capital Region.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean integration does not bode well for PH agriculture, says exec


Asean economic integration might have dire consequences for Philippine agriculture, which remains largely underdeveloped and “un-mechanized” and is, therefore, ill-equipped to compete in the free market, an undersecretary in the Department of Labor and Employment said here Tuesday.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »