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Even in Malaysia, fixers abound as DFA warns prospective OFWs


Even in Malaysia, fixers are preying on unwitting Filipinos who are applying for passport and other services.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OFWs in Nigeria decry PH Embassy’s decision

People walk past First Consultant Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. AP

“A bleak future for us and our families,” that is the cry of the OFWs over the decision of the Philippine Embassy in Abuja to raise Nigeria to Modified Alert Level 2.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Overseas job seekers warned vs Web offers

Philippine Overseas Labor Employment office. Photo from  www.poea.gov.ph

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has reiterated its warning to overseas job applicants to be cautious when considering employment offers through the Internet.

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

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Why TPS matters even now

Participants in August 13 dialogue a the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC among DHS officials, Philippine Embassy officials and Filipino American community leaders.

They are often referred to, half-jokingly, as TNTs, the Tagalog acronym for Tago ng Tago (hiding and hiding) or Takot na Takot (very afraid). But it is no laughing matter to be a Filipino out of lawful immigration status in the U.S., constantly hiding from immigration authorities and always anxiously fearful of being picked up and deported back to the Philippines.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘We hear you,’ US Homeland Security officials tell Fil-Ams

Exchange of views: Officials of the Department of Homeland Security led by Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin exchange views with leaders of the Filipino-American Community during a dialogue on the request of the Philippines to be placed under Temporary Protected Status at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. PHILIPPINE EMBASSY PHOTO/ELMER G. CATO

Federal officials are seriously studying the proposal to place the Phililppines under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assured Filipino-American community leaders at a meeting on August 13 at the Philippine Embassy.

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