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2 Filipinos killed, 2 others injured in Qatar blast

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Firemen work at the site of an explosion in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. A apparent gas explosion Thursday at a restaurant near a filling station in the Qatari capital killed a dozen people and wounded several more, emergency services officials in the energy-rich Gulf nation said. (AP Photo)

Two Filipinos were killed on Thursday when a gas tank exploded at a Turkish restaurant in Doha, Qatar, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

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

Remains of 7 Filipinos killed in Yemen arriving Tuesday

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The bodies of the seven Filipinos killed in the bombing of Yemen’s defense ministry complex early this month will arrive in the Philippines on Tuesday.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OWWA vows more flexible loan programs for OFWS


The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration has vowed to make the government’s loan assistance program for overseas Filipino workers more flexible by easing requirements and application procedures.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Maltreatment at the agency


Christina Rosales of Gubat, Sorsogon, related in an interview with Radyo Inquirer how her husband, Jesus, worked in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, but did not receive his salary for nine months. He had also complained that he was not fed regularly.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

PH labor exec recalled from Saudi for sex probe


Labor officers in Saudi Arabia will be included in the investigation being conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the alleged sexual exploitation of distressed Filipino workers in the Middle East, Assistant Labor Secretary Rebecca Chato said.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Ilocos Sur, Eastern Samar families win Owwa award

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Two families from Ilocos Sur and Eastern Samar received the prestigious Model OFW Family of the Year Award (Mofya) from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa).

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aimee Kay Sayson’s mom finally home

TOO LITTLE, TOO SOON Aimee, 7, (with rescuers) died of hypothermia Friday. Her father and brother are still missing. DENNIS JAY SANTOS /INQUIRER MINDANAO

The mother of Aimee Kay Sayson, the 7-year-old girl who died of hypothermia after being rescued in typhoon-devastated New Bataan town in Compostela Valley on Wednesday, is finally home.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gov’t looking for remains of Filipino killed in Riyadh’s gas tanker blast

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Tuesday said that the Philippine government has been exerting efforts to find the “missing” remains of the Filipino worker believed to have been among the 22 people who died in a truck explosion in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last November 1.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OWWA: Truckers in Riyadh blast mostly from Benguet town

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A group of farmers and vegetable truckers from Barangay Balili in Mankayan, Benguet, has been serving as heavy equipment drivers for various companies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, including Ruben Kebeng, who is now being questioned on the Nov. 1 blast that killed over 20 people and hurt 135 others.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

DFA to prioritize repatriation of body of Filipino killed in Riyadh tanker blast


The Department of Foreign Affairs assured on Tuesday the widow of the lone Filipino fatality in last week’s deadly tanker explosion in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that it would prioritize the repatriation of his remains.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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