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Improve legal mechanisms instead of imposing forced remittance – consul general

Dubai Consul General Frank Cimafranca does not see the need for a bill that will require OFWs to remit a portion of their earnings to their family or relatives back in the Philippines. PHOTO/ MATIKAS SANTOS, INQUIRER.net

A pending “forced remittance” bill at the House of Representatives is unnecessary and runs the risk of affecting the majority of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are diligent in supporting their relatives and families back in the Philippines.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

OFW remittances rose 5.9% to $1.8B in January — BSP


Money transfers by migrants rose faster than expected in January amid strong demand for Filipino labor and as workers sent home more cash to fund the reconstruction of areas affected by typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

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

Will Zero Remittance Day be effective?


Protests against corruption in the Philippines erupted last month over a pork-barrel scandal, in which a wealthy businesswoman allegedly colluded with high-ranking government officials to siphon off P10 billion ($233 million) from public coffers.

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

TFC’s myRemit maintains outreach gains


Money transfer service myREMIT, which offers phone, online and over-the-counter remittance services through partner outlets, is keeping up its successful effort to reach more Filipinos in the United States.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

MoneyGram renews Robin Padilla as brand ambassador

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A leading global money transfer company renewed its exclusive agreement with Philippine actor Robin Padilla as its brand ambassador.

Posted: July 26th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BSP opens currency exchange facility for OFWs with Syrian pound


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has opened a currency exchange facility for the Syrian pound to service the foreign-exchange needs of overseas Filipino workers returning from conflict-torn Syria.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

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OFW remittances promote mendicant culture

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A Cabinet-level agency official announced on September 10 that for the last three years, the Philippines has become “less dependent” on remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFW) but admitted that the country cannot hope to achieve “zero dependence” from OFW remittances due to its “important role in promoting inclusive growth or economic growth that trickles down to the masses (which) are used to address various household needs such as food, shelter, and education.”

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Western Union launches back-to-school campaign for consumers to ‘support a scholar’ and win a ‘tablet a day’

Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments, launched the back-to-school season by launching two new campaigns:

* The Western Union® Support a Scholar Sweepstakes for ten consumers to have a chance to win US$10,000 now through October 7, 2012, and
* The Western Union® Tablet-A-Day Sweepstakes for consumers to have a chance to win a new Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 2 10.1 every day now through September 30, 2012.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Events | Read More »

POEA chief: Please give me some dignity


With a day to go before his expected departure, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration chief Carlos Cao Jr. said Saturday he had yet to receive any official word about his removal from office.

Posted: December 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs ask Owwa to name names


A migrant’s rights group over the weekend dared the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) to reveal the names of its officials abroad who failed to remit overseas Filipino workers’ membership renewal fees to the home office.

Posted: November 28th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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