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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 »

OFWs from Libya want new overseas jobs or wait for crisis to pass – DOLE chief

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OFWs from Libya INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Most of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned to the country from strife-torn Libya have asked for job referrals from the government, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz revealed on Tuesday.

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

OFW deployment to Libya totally banned

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (in photo) has approved the deployment to Libya of a two-man contingency team that would augment the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) staff in Tripoli.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (Poea) on Friday imposed a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Libya amid the continued unrest there.

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

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