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‘Beware of Filipino fixers in Saudi’

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has warned undocumented Filipinos in Saudi Arabia against dealing with fixers misrepresenting themselves as personnel of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) or the Philippine Embassy.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

ARMM girds for return of illegals

Acting ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is preparing a contingency plan in anticipation of another massive exodus from Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur’s deportation warning involving nearly a million undocumented migrants, more than half of them Muslim Filipinos.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gov’t releases $240k for initial repatriation of 6,000 from strife-torn Egypt

Egyptians drive their traditional tok-tok in front of armored vehicles guarding Torah Prison, where ousted President Hosni Mubarak is held in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. The Philippine government has raised alert level 4, and is footing the bill in the forced repatriation of Filipinos, mostly students and domestic helpers, from Egypt.  AP

The government is footing the bill in the forced repatriation of Filipinos, mostly students and domestic helpers, from Egypt.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Rejected Filipino war vets may yet get US benefits


Thousands of Filipino veterans have been given another crack at receiving benefits for their service to the United States during World War II, after Washington expanded the list of qualifications to include those with documents solely from the Philippine Army.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA widens sex scandal probe

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday established a fact-finding body to investigate the alleged sexual exploitation of distressed female Filipino workers by Philippine Embassy and labor officials in three countries in the Middle East.

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

Exploited Filipinos in US 7-11 stores OK, execs say

Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Filipinos exploited in an immigrant-worker fraud by a United States chain of convenience stores are fine and expected to serve as witnesses in a case involving one of their compatriots and seven other foreigners, according to the Philippine Embassy in Washington.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senators seek probe of scandal

Sen. Pia Cayetano and Sen. Vicente Sotto III FILE PHOTO

Outraged senators are calling for an inquiry into reports of the sexual exploitation of distressed Filipino migrant workers by Philippine Embassy officials in the Middle East.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

138 Filipinos remain in camps in S. Arabia

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

From about a thousand two months ago, less than 150 Filipinos remain camped outside the Philippine Embassy and a Philippine consular office in Saudi Arabia, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

PH Embassy’s green design is tourist attraction and environment leader in Brunei

HOME IN BRUNEI  The Philippine embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan boasts of environment-friendly features. Contributed photo/Raul Padernal

A tourist attraction in Brunei’s Diplomatic Enclave is the two-storey Philippine Embassy Chancery with live plants growing on its walls. The $2.5-million chancery stands on a 1.1744-hectare lot behind Brunei’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports building.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH Embassy seeks probe of Fil-Am woman’s death

Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. FILE PHOTO

The Philippine embassy has joined the Filipino-American community in questioning the use of deadly force against a Filipino-American woman who was fatally shot while handing out samples at a grocery store in Sterling, Virginia.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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