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OFWs in South Korea to receive higher pay in 2015

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Overseas Filipino workers in South Korea can expect a higher pay in 2015 after the South Korea Minimum Wage Council (SKMWC) passed a 370 Korean won increase in the hourly minimum wage rate, the Department of Labor and Employment said Monday.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

DOLE profiles needs of OFWs home from Libya


“If there is gunfire they enlist their names, but when it’s quiet, they will withdraw their names.”

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Harsher penalties sought vs PH diplomats in sex case


A party-list representative, claiming that labor and foreign affairs officials had essentially closed ranks around their personnel implicated in allegations of sexual exploitation of Filipino workers abroad, is seeking more resolute action from President Aquino and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t didn’t act against ‘sex-for-flight’ scheme, says House panel report


The government has failed to “use all means to gather sufficient evidence” to hold accountable alleged perpetrators in the “sex-for-flight” scheme and should pursue criminal charges against them, a committee that investigated the controversy at the House of Representatives said.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi-based agency that recruited scalded OFW suspended

Department of Labor and Employment building PHOTO from dole.gov.ph

The Department of Labor and Employment announced on Tuesday that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Riyadh already suspended Al Motkasess Recruitment Office, the Saudi-based agency that recruited Pahima “Candies” Alagasi Palacasi, the 22-year-old domestic helper who was burned by her employer in the Middle East.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »