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…

Duterte OKs additional P5B for OFWs’ repatriation, aid package – DOLE chief

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 08/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the release of an additional P5 billion for the repatriation and assistance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the impact of the coronavirus  disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Labor…

Filipinos killed in Beirut blasts now at 4, wounded at 31 – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos 08/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines  — Two more Filipinos have been reported killed after powerful explosions struck the Port of Beirut in Lebanon earlier this week. Citing the latest reports from the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, the Department of Foreign…

Injured Filipinos in Beirut blast rise to 24; one still missing

Dona Z. Pazzibungan, Joey Gabieta 08/07/2020

Ermie Enriquez has yet to recover from her shock. “The deafening blast happened just less than five minutes after I went down to meet the customer. All the glasses in our salon were shattered,” she said in…

24 OFWs injured in Beirut port blast – DFA

Christia Marie Ramos 08/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Twenty four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been reported injured after powerful explosions rocked Beirut, Lebanon earlier in the week. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay, in a tweet early Thursday, August 6, 2020, said…

Bohol province logs 9 new cases, mostly LSIs

Doris C. Bongcac 08/05/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – More Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) who recently arrived in Bohol province tested positive for the coronavirus disease. In an advisory posted Tuesday night, August 4, Governor Arthur Yap reported nine cases of the…

Cebuano COVID-19 survivor in Canada: ‘Believe in the power of prayers’

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 06/18/2020

MOALBOAL, CEBU — It was in May 2020 when Francisco Judilla, a Cebuano now based in Calgary, Canada, faced one of the biggest challenges in his life: Being infected by the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To…

CHEd bats vouchers for kids of OFWs to ensure they continue schooling

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 05/30/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Friday proposed a voucher system for children of displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), that would ensure that they continue with their studies amid the economic challenges…

OWWA: Over 7,400 stranded OFWs so far sent to home provinces

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 05/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — On the second day of the one-week deadline imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the government was able to send home over 7,400 stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their provinces. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration…

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