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Financial aid mulled for OFWs returning from Ebola countries

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OFWs from LIbya. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration plans to include Filipino workers returning from West African countries stricken with the deadly Ebola as beneficiaries of its Financial Relief Assistance Package, or FRAP, a one-time P10,000 cash aid originally intended for repatriates from strife-torn Libya.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

De Lima calls for campaign to beat human traffickers of OFWs to Syria

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An advocacy campaign is needed to discourage Filipino migrant workers from travelling to Syria, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Wednesday.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA warns OFWs against holding two visas

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned prospective overseas Filipino workers against the double-visa scheme of some recruiters, saying this will cause them problems at the airport and at their destination.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Group notes lack of legal safeguards for Filipino maids in UAE

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“They slap me in the face and kick me. They have a stick for you. If I make a small mistake they would hit parts of my body – back legs, back and head. Sir would slap or punch me in the face. If they come back from the mall and I am not finished they would beat me.”

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW groups seek TRO on integration of NAIA terminal fee into airfare

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Several groups of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) asked the Pasay City Regional Trial Court, on Tuesday, to issue a temporary restraining order, stopping the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) from implementing the integration of the airport terminal fee in the cost of international airline tickets starting Nov. 1.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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