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Returning OFWs targeted for agribusiness programs

FIVE government agencies have tied up to offer agribusiness training and support for repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

More than 300,000 cash aid applications from OFWs approved

MORE than 300,000 applications for aid by migrant Filipino workers have been approved, according to the Labor department.

Fund for local infra projects may be tapped for unemployed Filipinos

A lawmaker is seeking to create additional jobs to boost local employment, through the appropriation of at least 10% of all funds allotted for...

72 deceased OFWs brought home from Saudi Arabia

THE remains of 72 overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia were repatriated to the Philippines on Friday, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) reported. “They...

DOST set to release funding guidelines for OFWs starting tech-based businesses

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is set to release the guidelines for a program that provides interest-free loans to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) looking to establish technology-based enterprises in the country.

600 OFWs arrive from Saudi, Panama and HK

MORE THAN 600 Filipinos from Saudi Arabia, Panama and Hong Kong came home amid a global coronavirus pandemic that has sickened 10.1 million and killed half-a-million people worldwide.

27,400 more OFWs to come home in 3 weeks

MORE THAN 27,000 more Filipino workers from overseas were expected to come home amid a global coronavirus pandemic, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

3,000 more returning workers from abroad negative for COVID-19

ALMOST 3,000 more returning Filipinos from overseas have tested negative for the coronavirus, according to the Philippine Coast Guard.

Tracking system established for returning OFWs

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it developed a voluntary tracking system for returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), which will require registration for beneficiaries to avail of government support programs.

DoLE promises all stranded OFWs will be brought home before Duterte’s...

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it will be able to make sure all stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) make it home before the deadline President Rodrigo R. Duterte set, with 19,000 out of 24,000 already brought home.

Gov’t promises to send OFWs to their hometowns

THE GOVERNMENT has vowed to send to their home provinces in the next three days about 24,000 returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW) stuck in the capital after a forced quarantine.

OFWs in essential jobs seen mitigating remittance drop

THE government’s estimate of the decline in remittances from overseas workers is 2-3%, far more optimistic than the World Bank’s own view of a 13% average drop in funds sent home to low and middle income countries (LMICs) in East Asia and the Pacific.

3 airlines will help repatriate OFWs from the Middle East

THE country’s three major airlines — Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Philippines AirAsia — have committed to help the government in the repatriation of Filipinos working and living in the countries in the Middle East that are affected by the Iran-United States conflict.

Duterte wants standby fund for OFWs in Middle East

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte wants to set up a standby fund for the return of Filipino workers in the Middle East in case tensions escalate between the United States and Iran.

OFWs barred from Kuwait after housemaid’s death

THE Labor department has barred Filipino workers from going to Kuwait after reports that a Filipino housemaid had been murdered by her employer.

A reliable lifetime partner for OFWs

Former overseas workers testify on how Sun Life makes their earnings count... Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are now nearly 2.3 million according to the...

OFWs in hurricane-hit Bahamas seek gov’t assistance

OVERSEAS FILIPINO workers (OFWs) in the Bahamas, through private enterprise Lilac Center for Public Interest Inc., are calling for help from the Philippine government as they reel from the impact of Hurricane Dorian which struck in August.

OFWs’ dragon boat team makes splash in HK

HONG KONG — Filipino women are paddling for gold in this year’s dragon boat races in Hong Kong, with one thing separating them from the competition — they are all maids, often taken for granted in the rich Chinese-ruled city, who no longer want to feel left out.

Qatar to eliminate exit permits for foreign workers

OVERSEAS Filipino Workers (OFWs) will no longer need exit clearance to leave Qatar after the government there amended its labor code, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said.

POEA given authority to approve recruitment agencies’ licenses

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has been authorized to approve licenses of recruitment agencies that hire overseas Filipino workers (OFW), the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Friday.

Foreign agencies deploying OFWs to Kuwait directed to put up escrow...

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued an order directing foreign placement agencies (FPAs) hiring domestic workers for Kuwait to put up an escrow account for their possible money claims in contract disputes.

Amnesty program on for OFWs in UAE

THE United Arab Emirates (UAE) government will assist over 100,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) through a three month amnesty program.

April remittances post fastest growth in over a year

OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) sent more money home in April, clocking the fastest growth in over a year on the back of a weaker peso, the central bank reported on Monday.

Philippines, Kuwait sign deal ensuring OFW safety in the Gulf state

By Gillian M. Cortez The Philippines and Kuwait have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will ensure the safety and security of Filipino workers...

Senators follow up PHL’s MoU with Kuwait

LAWMAKERS HAVE added their voice to the call to strengthen the Philippines’ relationship with Kuwait in connection with the protection of overseas Filipino workers...

State of the Philippine real estate

The country’s economic boom shows no signs of slowing down. Considered as one of the fastest-growing economies in the region, it exhibited an increase...

Duterte sees a better life for Filipinos on his third year...

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday foresees a better life for the Filipino people on his third year in office, adding that they only...

116 OFWs arrive from Kuwait

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Feb.13, welcomed 116 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFW’s) from Kuwait. The OFWs, who signed up for...

Duterte asks Filipino workers in Kuwait to leave within 72 hours

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday asked overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait to leave the country “within 72 hours” after receiving a report...

Bridging gaps with gifts

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran As an archipelago with over 7,000 islands, the Philippines is a geographically fragmented nation. At the minimum, the physical boundaries...

Postbank conversion up for President’s OK

THE CONVERSION of the state-run Philippine Postal Savings Bank (Postbank) to a bank specialized for overseas Filipinos is currently awaiting the President’s approval, the...