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Remains of OFW beheaded by Libyan militias arrive in Manila

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The remains of Antonio Espares, the construction worker abducted and beheaded by a Libyan armed militia group last July, have arrived in Manila Saturday evening, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW’s death in Malaysia ‘suspicious’; Owwa unaware

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Almost two years ago, single mother Remedios Rias Bacoto left this town for a two-year work contract in Malaysia, pursuing a dream of a better life for herself and her only child.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

Arabic lessons now given to OFWs to boost hiring


More household service workers (HSWs) are expected to be hired in 2014 in the Middle East with the implementation of the Arabic language training course (ALTC) by private recruitment agencies, according to a leader in the recruitment industry.

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

6 OFWs free of MERS virus, are released from hospital

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (in photo) has approved the deployment to Libya of a two-man contingency team that would augment the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) staff in Tripoli.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Six overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) previously diagnosed to have Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been released from the hospital after they were declared negative of the deadly virus strain, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »