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Absence of labor laws, sponsorship system in UAE left domestics open to abuse–report

UAE domestic workers abused

The absence of labor law protections and a sponsorship system that “chains domestic workers to their employers” have resulted in “overworked, underpaid, and abused” workers at the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a report released Thursday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Balik-Manggagawa Online System helps ease long queue to POEA


I will only have 4-day vacation in March next year and it will be from Thursday to Monday. I do not know where to squeeze the day to get my OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate). My Owwa (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) fee is good for two years as well as Philhealth and Pag-ibig. That was my problem a few days ago. I tweeted Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Hans Leo Cacdac on October 14. After a few minutes he tweeted: Just on a vacation? I suggest you get an oec via http://bmonline.poea.gov.ph.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: Alert level 3 up for Filipinos in Yemen


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Tuesday that Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation) has been raised in Yemen due to the ongoing conflict in the country cause by rebels and terrorists.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senate seeks synchronized efforts among gov’t agencies to prevent Ebola in PH

Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

All concerned government agencies must work together to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to ensure they are in sync, the Senate will convene stakeholders to check on their efforts regarding the issue.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Exit clearance for OFWs now issued online

SCREENGRAB from bmonline.poea.gov.ph

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) advised returning or vacationing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to use its online system to get an exit clearance instead of lining up at the POEA and its processing centers.

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