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New OWWA chief named

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President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Labor Assistant Secretary Rebecca Calzado to head the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the agency that promotes the interest of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

32 DOST staff leave for ‘high paying’ jobs abroad

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At least 32 personnel left the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for “high paying” jobs in other countries, an official told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The new slave masters

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Hired household help is a common practice across the world. Depending on one’s location and disposable income, the options may include a teenage babysitter, “aunty” from the village, the au-pair exchange student or a foreign domestic worker (FDW).

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

POEA bars new deployment of workers to Ukraine

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    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is to temporarily ban the deployment of Filipinos intending to work in Ukraine in light of the mounting tension in that country.   “We will be implementing a deployment ban there for new hires,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   The Department of Foreign Affairs […]

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

Saudi deports quarter million migrants in 3 months

The sun sets behind the minarets of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

Saudi Arabia says it has deported “more than a quarter million” foreign migrant workers from the kingdom over the past three months.

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

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