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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 »

POEA blacklists Saudi job agency after Filipina was abused by employer

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has blacklisted a Saudi recruitment agency after a Filipino woman it hired for household work suffered abuse in the hands of her employer.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Behave, OFWs in HK told

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. FILE PHOTO

Amid the diplomatic spat with Hong Kong, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has advised Filipinos living and working in the Chinese territory to do their jobs well and behave.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bureau of Immigration reminds firms to secure work permits for foreign workers

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Immigration Commissioner Siegfred B. Mission. Screengrab from http://www.youtube.com

Immigration authorities reminded local companies hiring foreigners to secure special work permits for them to avoid penalties and imprisonment after authorities received reports that many foreign workers, mostly Chinese nationals, have been illegally working in the country.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Leave Malaysia, illegal OFWs urged

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz advised undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Malaysia to seek assistance from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) and voluntarily leave the country in light of the crackdown on undocumented foreign nationals.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Exec in sex-for-flight scandal suspended

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. FILE PHOTO

A labor official implicated in the so-called sex-for-repatriation controversy has been sanctioned with a four-month suspension for “simple misconduct,” according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Papua New Guinea in the market for Filipino teachers

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More lucrative jobs await Filipino teachers in Papua New Guinea, according to the Department of Labor and Employment. According to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, 81 teachers and lecturers are urgently needed for deployment to Papua New Guinea as part of the initial phase of manpower recruitment under a newly signed agreement between the Philippines and that country.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Features,Philippines | Read More »

OFWs in Saudi who have left original employers may still legalize stay — DOLE

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Filipino workers (OFWs) who have left their original employers or sponsors and are now working for new employers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will still be allowed to legalize their status despite the end of the grace period for undocumented foreign workers last November 3, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

‘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 »

DOLE probes reports of 3,000 Chinese illegals

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered an investigation into reports that some 3,000 Chinese nationals were illegally working at construction sites in the country.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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