New rules will be set to protect OFWs

Jose Santino S. Bunachita and Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/01/2018

DAY OFF. Seven hours of sleep. Access to phones and passports. These are just among the benefits that President Duterte wants the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to enjoy. He wanted to include these clauses in the guidelines…

OFWs’ remittances in February hit $2.5B

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

Dollars sent back home by expatriate Filipinos continued to rise in February on the back of larger remittance volumes from both land- and sea-based workers, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Monday. In a press…

Language, cultural training for OFWs as pre-deployment requirement

Futch Anthony Inso and Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/18/2018

OVERSEES Filipino Workers (OFWs) should undergo language and cultural training before deploying them abroad. According toTechnical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, Sec. Guiling Mamondiong, he sent letters to the Department of Labor and Employment…

Dole-7 won’t process papers for Kuwait-bound OFWs

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/14/2018

THE Department of Labor and Employment in Central Visayas (DOLE-7) has suspended the processing and issuance of Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) for Kuwait-bound workers, as per the declaration of the total deployment ban of Overseas Filipino Workers…

Capitol to set up help desk for OFWs

Morexette B. Erram 01/22/2018

A help desk for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will soon open in the Capitol Compound. This after the Cebu Provincial Government and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to set up…

NGO warns about online scheme targeting OFWs

Inquirer.net 01/07/2018

A non-government organization (NGO) specializing on labor migration, warned medical clinics and recruitment agencies catering to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) not to fall for a scheme hatched allegedly by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministry of Health,…

OFWs in New Zealand dairy farms abused, says report

Inquirer.net 08/21/2017

In New Zealand farms, Filipino migrant workers in “desperate situations” face widespread mistreatment. Abuse, exploitation, being underpaid and being exposed to dangerous conditions are just some of the circumstances that Filipinos encounter while working in the dairy…

Exporters BPOs, OFWs to gain from weak peso

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/15/2017

Exec expects export sales to increase in coming months While the further depreciation of the Philippine peso against the US dollar seems to paint a generally grim picture, a local business leader cited the “positive” side of…

Skin care business pays off for ex-OFW

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/06/2017

It was around 10 years ago when former overseas worker Mark Geniston realized what he truly wanted in life. After a decade of working as a bartender abroad, with five years of experience in Dubai as well…

7K undocumented OFWs fail to beat amnesty deadline — DFA

Inquirer.net 06/27/2017

Nearly 7,000 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia failed to beat the Saudi government’s deadline to voluntarily leave the country. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said these overstaying OFWs will not be jailed but…

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