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OWWA promises aid to family of MERS-CoV fatality

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) assured that it will provide assistance to the family of the Filipino who died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

OWWA not a GOCC, says administrator

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OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon. Photo from owwa.gov.ph

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Thursday that the agency is not a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) and that it had not given illegal bonuses and allowances to its officers.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Female OFWs attack fellow Filipina in Saudi

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Siblings Shaie and Claire were in tears when they reported to Inquirer Radio dzIQ that their sister Princess Ann was behind bars in Saudi Arabia. As the story is told, Princess had problems in her work place. She was reportedly locked inside the stock room and beaten black and blue by three Filipino women, along with another female janitor. Princess fought back, grabbed a scissor and stabbed one of her attackers.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Model OFW families hailed

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Two families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)—one from Maguindanao and the other from Ilocos Sur—received the Model OFW Family of the Year Award (Mofya) from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) on Monday.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OWWA vows more flexible loan programs for OFWS

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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 »

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Maltreatment at the agency

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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 »

DoLE includes Saudi Arabia in sex scandal probe

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The fact-finding body tasked by Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz to investigate the alleged sexual exploitation of distressed Filipino workers in the Middle East is expanding its probe following new allegations against another labor official in Saudi Arabia.

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

Overseas labor exec denies running sex ring

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“Please don’t judge me.” This was the appeal of overseas welfare officer Mario Antonio as he denied accusations that he was operating a prostitution ring using distressed Filipino workers in Jordan.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Naia readies red carpet for OFWs

OFWs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) coming to the Philippines for the holidays will get a red-carpet welcome and may even win a prize upon arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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