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Pimentel questions planned integration of terminal fees into airfare


Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III wants the Senate to look into the planned integration of terminal fees into airfare starting Nov. 1, 2014, saying this would violate an existing law exempting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from paying such fees.

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

Aquino urged to respect law on OFWs’ exemption from airport terminal fee

The plaster of the concrete ramp was remove to prevent from falling to pedestrians and motorists but remain unfinished Friday, Nov. 11 2011 at the Terminal 2 of Manila's international airport, Phillippines. The 30-year old international airport are finally getting a facelift after travel surveys voted the airport among the world's worst. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Migrant rights group Migrante-Middle East has urged President Aquino to respect a provision of a special law that exempts overseas Filipino workers from paying the P550 airport terminal fee.

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

Filipina maid, co-worker kill cheating boyfriend in UAE –report

UAE map

A Filipina maid conspired with her Indonesian woman companion to kill a Pakistani driver who allegedly had sexual relations with both of them in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Khaleej Times reported Monday.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

Philippines readies for Ebola

WHO Asia Pacific Region Regional Director Shin Young-soo, right, and  Health Secretary Enrique Ona shake hands following a joint news conference ahead of the next week's 65th WHO Regional Conference Friday in Pasay City. AP

Foreign experts on infectious diseases are coming to the Philippines to help local health workers boost defenses against the outbreak of the Ebola virus, a Palace official said Saturday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »