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Lawmaker seeks probe of illegal foreign workers in PH

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 »

Aquino: Yolanda reconstruction priority; continued foreign aid a must

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

More than 100 days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hammered Eastern Visayas, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday appealed for continued foreign assistance, saying helping victims get back on their feet has remained his top priority.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino nurses in Vegas face layoffs

Nurses, including several Filipinos, protest layoffs at St. Rose Dominican hospital, Siena campus.  PHOTO BY LAS VEGAS SUN

Filipino nurses are among several employees who are likely to lose their jobs as the St. Rose Dominican hospital here implements a plan to lay off workers.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bureau of Immigration reminds firms to secure work permits for foreign workers

Immigration Commissioner Siegfred B. Mission. Screengrab from http://www.youtube.com

Immigration authorities reminded local companies hiring foreigners to secure special work permits for them to avoid penalties and imprisonment after authorities received reports that many foreign workers, mostly Chinese nationals, have been illegally working in the country.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH spent P70.6M to assist Filipinos in Saudi Arabia in 2013—DFA

Filipina domestic helper Amor Roxas (C), 46, weeps upon arriving at the Philippines' main international airport on Nov 4, 2013 as she recounts her ordeal after being expelled from Saudi Arabia, where an amnesty for illegal workers expired at the weekend. She is among 30 Filipinos who were deported from Riyadh a day after the amnesty ended, while thousands more without proper working permits remained trapped there, officials say. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) described 2013 as “a crisis period” as the agency spent almost P70.6 million to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia affected by the country’s “Saudization” policy.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

UNDP brings jobs, joy to 142 in Leyte

The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda has drawn an outpouring of support from the German people—more than 176 million euros, or about P10.7 billion, for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected regions. AP FILE PHOTO

For the 142 residents of a typhoon-devastated coastal village of Tacloban City, it will be a merry Christmas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW saved from death penalty in Saudi Arabia now looking for a job

Rodelio Dondon Lanuza FILE PHOTO

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) recently spared the death row after spending 13 years in a Saudi Arabian prison for killing a Saudi national has found himself struggling to find a job in his home country.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Thanksgiving holiday an economic boon to many Fil-Ams


As millions of people head home and travel across the United States for Thanksgiving, many Filipinos see it more as an economic opportunity, taking advantage of special compensation that employers give for those working during the four-day holiday weekend.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Crucial jobs cleaning up after Philippine typhoon


Tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs are being created for survivors of a catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines by paying them to clear mountains of waste from ruined cities and farms.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

OFWs in Saudi who have left original employers may still legalize stay — DOLE


Filipino workers (OFWs) who have left their original employers or sponsors and are now working for new employers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will still be allowed to legalize their status despite the end of the grace period for undocumented foreign workers last November 3, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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