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OWWA promises aid to family of MERS-CoV fatality

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assured that it will provide assistance to the family of the Filipino who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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

DFA, DOLE assure safety of Filipinos in Ukraine


A team from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has met with Filipinos in Ukraine to ensure their safety in light of the tense political situation in the country.

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

DOLE hit for allowing foreign workers into local labor market

Garry Martinez, Migrante International chairperson. Facebook photo

A migrant workers’ group slammed the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for its move to allow foreign workers into the local labor market saying it was “insulting to millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).”

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Last of distressed OFWs in Lebanon home by yearend—DOLE


The 36 remaining distressed Filipino workers in Lebanon are to be flown home before the year ends, the Department of Labor said Saturday.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Exec in sex-for-flight scandal appeals suspension

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A labor official implicated in the so-called sex-for-repatriation controversy, who was earlier sanctioned with a four-month suspension for “simple misconduct,” has been appealing for a lesser penalty.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH repatriates 2,283 OFWs, children from Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia–Baldoz

A rebel fighter takes aim at regime forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 1, 2013. AFP

The Philippines has repatriated a total of 2,283 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and children from strife-torn Egypt and Syria and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said in a statement.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOLE to redeploy Filipino workers in strife-torn Egypt to other countries

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is eyeing the redeployment of displaced overseas Filipino workers to other countries from war-torn Egypt.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 OFWs face labor exec in ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal

Three OFWs testify before the Senate investigating allegations of sexual harassment against labor and foreign affairs officials in the Middle East. INQUIRER.net File Photo

Three overseas Filipino workers came face-to-face at a Senate hearing on Thursday with a labor official in Riyadh, whom they accused of alleged sexual harassment.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate orders search for accused driver in ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal

Sec. Del Rosario and Sec. Baldoz during Senate Hearing. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Senate blue ribbon committee has directed authorities to locate the driver and employee at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Saudi Arabia, accused of attempted rape by an overseas Filipino worker there.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Senate probe resumes on ‘sex-for-flight’ scandal

Assistant labor attache Antonio "Tony" Villafuerte faced anew at Thursday's resumption of the Senate investigation into the "sex-for-scheme" scandal in the Middle East.

The Senate on Thursday resumed its investigation into the so-called “sex-for-flight” scheme by some Philippine embassy and labor officials in the Middle East.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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