Flowers and prayers for missing Filipino seafarers

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 09/27/2022

Seafaring is one of the most dangerous profession due to perils where some may go missing or die in maritime disasters or unknown reasons. “A job of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in the park,”…

The seafarers’ votes and the party-list system

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 04/19/2022

The number of registered voters of the sea-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) has been decreasing for the past three elections, putting again into test their impact of their sector’s votes on the party-list system. COMELEC records show…

Mandani Bay’s special Rise webinar: Why come home to Cebu

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 02/24/2022

Mandani Bay, the developing world-class lifestyle destination in Mandaue City, Cebu, presents another Global Filipino Special of their RISE Webinar Season 2 for overseas Filipino Workers and Filipino families who are working and living abroad away from…

Omicron variant now in CV – health official

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 22 positive cases of the Omicron variant have been recorded in Central Visayas. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the chief pathologist of the Department of Health in Central Visayas, confirmed this…

Legarda bats for greater protection for overseas Filipino workers

PR 10/29/2021

Promoting the rights and welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will continue to be among the priorities of three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda to ensure that Filipinos working in foreign countries, which include domestic workers,…

OFW found dead in hotel quarantine facility in Cebu City, family calls for investigation

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mercidita Torbeso, 53, worked as a teacher in Cambodia for six years, to earn a living for her family in Barangay Lawaan 2, Talisay City. She was eager to go home on September…

Cebu City mulls covering cost of antigen test for ROFs, returning OFWs to protect hotel workers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City plans to cover the cost of hotel quarantine testing for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) upon their arrival at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). Acting Cebu…

Cebu will stick with Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It’s still a status quo on swab policies for arriving Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) here in Cebu. A day after Malacañang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the province to…

Why are we bullied?

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 06/15/2021

A few years back, when Dutertismo was still a novel ideology and hopes ran high for transformative politics, I stumbled upon an interesting comment on one of my interviews. It was posted by an overseas Filipino worker…

Rama’s appeal to the national government: Respect Cebu’s autonomy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama will be appealing to the national government to respect the autonomy of Cebu when it comes to local policies. He said that the swabbing policy for Returning…

Garcia to personally meet with President Duterte to present Cebu figures

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia plans to defend Cebu’s policy on Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) to President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañang Palace on Monday, May 31, 2021. This she said in an interview with…

Capitol imposes requirements for inbound overseas passengers transiting Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) transiting Cebu on their way to their respective hometowns may be denied entry here. This after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, May 13,…

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