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60 more Filipinos repatriated from Libya — DOLE

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Rexon Rodriguez, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), gestures as he talks to the media upon arrival with other workers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, following their repatriation from Libya Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.  AP

Sixty more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have returned to the country during the past three days from strife-torn Libya, bringing to a little more than 800 the total number of OFWs who have availed themselves of the government’s free repatriation program.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs may leave strife-torn Libya even without exit visa–DOLE

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Filipino workers may leave the war-torn Libya even without an exit visa, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW seminars being used to sell financial services to them–Baldoz

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Serious review of PDOS module. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Instead of focusing on the predeparture orientation seminar (PDOS) they are supposed to give departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)—like the cultural do’s and don’ts and health and safety issues in their host countries—some nongovernment providers of the seminar are allowing banks and remittance firms to use the one-day program to market their products and services.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ebola virus stops new OFW hires

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz: Serious review of PDOS module. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is temporarily suspending the processing and deployment of newly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for three West African countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone—as the deadly Ebola outbreak in the region has worsened.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POLO scraps accreditation of recruiter in ‘discount maids’

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Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Singapore has suspended the accreditation of a foreign placement agency suspected to be placing foreign domestic workers, including Filipino household service workers (HSWs), on display for “purchase” at “discounted prices” in some shopping malls in Singapore.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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