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OFWs in Nigeria decry PH Embassy’s decision

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People walk past First Consultant Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. AP

“A bleak future for us and our families,” that is the cry of the OFWs over the decision of the Philippine Embassy in Abuja to raise Nigeria to Modified Alert Level 2.

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

OFWs in South Korea to receive higher pay in 2015

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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 »

DFA: OFWs in West Africa don’t want to go home, believe they’re safe from Ebola

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Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipinos in West Africa don’t want to be repatriated despite the continued rise in the number of infections and deaths from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Planned repatriation of OFWs in West Africa put on hold

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Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The planned mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in West Africa has been put on hold following the Department of Health’s (DOH) statement that no special screening procedure will be applied to the peacekeepers and any OFWs returning to the Philippines.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: 805 Filipinos with drug cases in jail worldwide

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Charles-Jose

Following the sentencing of two Filipinos in Vietnam for drug trafficking, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said as many as 805 Filipinos are in prison for drug-related cases worldwide including 45 already in death row.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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