Investigation starts for death of OFW teacher in hotel isolation

Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Various agencies are now investigating the death of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Talisay City, who died inside SEDA Hotel, a hotel isolation facility in Barangay Apas, Cebu City. Mercedita Torbeso, 53,…

More Filipino travelers from abroad expected to transit via MCIA

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local officials here in Cebu assured Filipino travelers from abroad transiting via the Mactan airport that the island-province has enough isolation rooms for their stay. This developed after the Mactan Cebu International Airport…

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…

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…

OFWs stuck in quarantine: ‘Somehow it drives you crazy’

Jodee A. Agoncillo, Tina G. Santos 05/27/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Jerome has been longing to see his children to give them “pasalubong,” which he has been keeping in his luggage for almost a month. That would have to wait longer though, along with…

MCIA to have own COVID-19 testing facility

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing laboratory is being built in Cebu and this time it will be located within the airport compound in Mactan Island. Andrew Harrison, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC)…

More than 200 OFWs stranded in Cebu sent home

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the combined efforts of different agencies in Central Visayas, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) stranded in Cebu during the community quarantine were able to return to their respective provinces. As of May 19,…

OWWA chief defends Mocha Uson for visiting quarantined OFWs in Batangas

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 04/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Hans Leo Cacdac, the administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWAA), defended on Wednesday Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson for gathering overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were quarantined in a resort in Matabungkay in…

Mocha justifies gathering with OFWs in Batangas amid enhanced quarantine

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 04/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Margaux “Mocha” Uson on Tuesday defended her action of gathering overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) quarantined in a Matabungay, Batangas, resort for the distribution of hygiene kits, among…

OWWA did not coordinate arrival of repatriated OFWs in Cebu — Gwen

Rosalie Abatayo 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has cried foul over the alleged failure of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to coordinate with the province about the mercy voyage carrying over 200 repatriated seafarers that…

Oslob, Maribojoc families adjudged model OFW Family of the Year regional winners

Irene R. Sino Cruz 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY—A family from Oslob, Cebu and another from Maribojoc, Bohol won the Model OFW Family of the Year Award for two different categories. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Central Visayas held the awarding ceremony…

Mocha should be covered by 1-year ban—Guanzon

Tina G. Santos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/04/2019

Elections Commissioner Rowena Guanzon on Thursday said she will propose that nominees of losing party-list groups, like other political candidates, be banned from being appointed to public office for one year after elections. “I am appearing in…

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