Sense of mission

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 05/29/2022

Did you hear about a man who had such a strong sense of mission, and who was so passionate in solving problems, such that whenever he saw any vehicle with the sign “4×4” he would go write:…

Almost 5 million Filipino workers retrenched due to Covid-19 pandemic — Bello

Cathrine Gonzales 02/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Less than five million Filipinos have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic as of December last year, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Thursday, February 4, 2021. “Ang record namin as of…

Forced evacuation ordered; PH troops to escort Filipinos out of Iraq

the Inquirer staff 01/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government on Wednesday ordered the mandatory evacuation of  Filipino workers from Iraq as tensions between the United States and Iran escalated, with Iranian missiles slamming into US bases  in  retaliation for the US…

PH to scale down deployment of OFWs to Saudi

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 12/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday said they were set to scale down “starting next year” the deployment of new hires to Saudi Arabia due to the Gulf state’s continued failure to address…

BI tightens screening of Dubai-bound passengers

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will “rigidly screen” passengers bound for Dubai following reports that the emirate was being used as a transit point for Filipino workers to be illegally deployed in Iraq. Immigration…

Envoy to Panelo: What if China suspects OFWs of spying, too?

08/18/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Do Filipinos suspect that Chinese workers in the Philippines are really spies? Well, the Chinese can think the same way about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China, too. But let’s perish the thought that…

Canada expands, eases hiring of Filipino workers

Aileen Garcia-Yap 01/22/2015

With an expanded list of preferred skills for immigrant visas in Canada including vocational training, a Cebu-based consultancy firm said it is “almost impossible” for Filipinos wanting to go to Canada not to get a visa. In…

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