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More OFW groups vow to join ‘Zero Remittance Day’ protest

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More organizations composed of overseas Filipinos have committed to participate in the Sept. 19 “Zero Remittance Day” to protest of the alleged misuse of pork barrel funds by several lawmakers.

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong recruiters warned against charging placement fees

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warned Hong Kong-based recruitment agencies on Friday that they could lose their accreditation for collecting placement fees from Filipino household service workers.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OWWA vows more flexible loan programs for OFWS

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration has vowed to make the government’s loan assistance program for overseas Filipino workers more flexible by easing requirements and application procedures.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Recruiters eye to fill 3,000 jobs as Taiwan lifts hiring freeze

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Local recruitment agencies are looking to deploy some 3,000 workers for electronic factories to Taiwan, nearly a week after the Taiwanese government lifted its hiring freeze on Filipino workers.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA chief asks Saudi Arabia to expedite exit visas of illegal OFWs

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The Philippines has asked Saudi Arabia to expedite the processing of undocumented Filipinos either seeking to correct their immigration status or secure exit visas to return home, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has said.

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Labor chief to OFWs: Fulfill work contracts

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday reminded Filipinos who want to work abroad to be faithful to their employment contracts after a group of recruiters complained that many were reneging on their commitments.

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

DFA exec flies to Saudi to assist undocumented Filipinos in ‘tent city’

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday sent its top official on migrant workers affairs to meet with Saudi Arabia officials in a bid to expedite repatriation of more than 1,000 undocumented Filipinos still camped outside the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah.

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

DOLE chief allays fears over Singapore foreign worker policy

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Wednesday allayed fears that Filipino workers would no longer be welcome in Singapore after the city-state imposed limits on foreign workers.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

7 of 8 OFWs killed in Algeria entitled to benefits—OWWA

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Only seven of the eight overseas Filipino worker fatalities in last week’s hostage taking at a remote Algerian gas plant are entitled to death and burial benefits from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, the OWWA said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Local recruiters suspend deployment of OFWs to Algeria

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TROUBLED GAS FIELD This Oct. 8, 2012 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the city of Amenas, Algeria. At the Amenas Gas Field, 45 km from the city and not shown in this image, Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens. AP/DigitalGlobe

Local recruitment agencies have decided to temporarily stop the deployment of Filipino workers to Algeria following the bloody conclusion of the four-day hostage crisis that reportedly left 81 people, including six Filipinos, dead.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

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