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POEA bars new deployment of workers to Ukraine


    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is to temporarily ban the deployment of Filipinos intending to work in Ukraine in light of the mounting tension in that country.   “We will be implementing a deployment ban there for new hires,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   The Department of Foreign Affairs [...]

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA tells Israeli envoy off


The Philippines is keeping its temporary ban on the deployment of new hires to Israel “to protect its citizens,” the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Monday, responding to a statement by the Israeli ambassador criticizing the ban and citing an improved security situation amid the ceasefire between Israeli and Hamas forces.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Underwear yields illegal travel papers

Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr.: Terminated. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has intercepted two Filipino women who concealed their working visas and plane tickets in their underwear in an attempt to fly out to Lebanon despite a deployment ban to that country.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

DFA seeks Syria help vs trafficking

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario

Despite the government’s labor deployment ban to Syria, the illegal trafficking in overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) continues in the troubled Middle East country, according to Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Manila extends ban on workers to restive Nigeria

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines said Thursday it would extend a ban on sending workers to Nigeria after Christmas Day bombings in the oil-rich African country left 40 people dead. The two-year-old ban was to have been lifted by January 1 to allow the movement of thousands of Filipinos seeking to work in Nigeria’s booming energy sector. [...]

Posted: December 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

37 OFWs who defied deployment ban back from Lebanon


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday reminded prospective overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to respect the total deployment ban to Lebanon and other countries.

Posted: November 18th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Possible ban very much on OFWs’ minds

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in 41 countries earlier certified by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as unsafe to work in and thus were covered by a deployment ban issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration are still apprehensive about their fate despite the DFA’s withdrawal of the certifications, a migrants welfare advocacy group said Sunday.

Posted: November 14th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA to review deployment ban to 41 countries

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will review the status of the 41 countries where the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) would be banned.

Posted: November 10th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Interests of OFWs paramount, says bishop

Batangas Archbishop Ramon Arguelles. Photo taken from http://sois.census.gov.ph

A ranking Catholic prelate on Saturday urged the government to implement the deployment ban on 41 countries found to be lacking in protection for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Batangas Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, who once headed the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI), urged the Department of Foreign [...]

Posted: November 6th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Labor group warns of backlash from OFW deployment ban

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A labor and migrants advocacy group on Thursday cautioned the government against “adverse reactions” from the 41 countries cited as unsuitable to host Filipino workers by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Posted: November 4th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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