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,…

Another OFW in Mandaue tests positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated in UAE

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Another Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) here who was already vaccinated against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tested positive for the virus. The female OFW was vaccinated completely…

Vaccinated in UAE, positive in Cebu; an OFW’s dilemma

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) here who already got vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before he returned home in Mandaue last January 5, 2021, tested positive for the virus…

3 Oponganons receive OWWA-7 scholarship

Futch Anthony Inso 01/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Three Oponganons were granted a scholarship grant from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-7, under its Educational Assistance through Scholarship Emergencies (EASE) program. OWWA-7 officer-in-charge (OIC) regional director Mae Codilla and Lapu-Lapu City…

3.8M workers, over 550K OFWs displaced by COVID-19 pandemic

Christia Marie Ramos 12/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Around 3.8 million local workers and over 550,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have so far been displaced by the pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Thursday. During a year-end press…

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