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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 »

Study shows high demand for carpenters in PH, abroad–DOLE

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Carpenters can hold their head up high. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said an official study showed a high demand for skilled carpenters here and abroad that was expected to continue in the next five to 10 years.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t looking to cut down on maid exports in 5 yrs


There may be far fewer Filipinos working as domestics around the world in five years. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) head Hans Leo Cacdac said the government was seriously considering a “five-year phaseout program” of domestic workers to more than 180 countries worldwide.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH to host int’l recruitment dialog


The Philippines will host next week an international dialogue involving 20 labor-sending and labor-receiving countries that would, among others, try to help end illegal recruitment and provide better protection for migrant workers, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Thursday.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Jordan ink pact on lifting of ban on Filipino maids


Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Sunday signed here an agreement with her Jordanian counterpart that would pave the way for the lifting of the deployment ban imposed in 2008 on Filipino household service workers (HSWs) coming to Jordan.

Posted: January 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »