By Tina G. Santos
There is no ban on the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the UAE government’s adoption of a new policy that bars foreign embassies from verifying the contracts of their nationals.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will temporarily stop the processing of Filipino household service workers’ (HSW) contracts for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following a new contract policy implemented by the latter, suspending contract verification of HSWs.
Six Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were released from the hospital after being cleared from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), Inquirer Radio 990AM reported on Friday.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) brought together the heads of the Philippine missions in the Middle East and Africa in a special meeting in Turkey recently to discuss strategies to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), ebola and other deadly viruses to Filipinos working in these regions.
The Department of Health (DOH) wants overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East who have been tested for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) to get a clearance first before returning to the Philippines.