‘Qualified’ OFWs may send tax-free ‘balikbayan’ boxes soon

12/11/2016

Good news for overseas Filipino workers sending home balikbayan boxes to their loved ones. The Bureau of Customs and the Department of Finance have signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) prescribing the guidelines on duty- and…

Workers to stay home as four Saudi employers on watch list

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/31/2016

THE regional Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7) suspended the processing of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) for workers bound for four employers placed on its watch list in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Evelia Durato, chief…

Bangko Sentral exec: Retrenchment of OFWs not backed by official data

Vanessa Claire Lucero 02/23/2016

Government expects a flat growth in cumulative cash remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the next two years amidst falling oil prices and volatility in the Middle East, a Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas official said. Diwa…

Government ready to help displaced migrant workers

Vanessa Claire Lucero 02/04/2016

Unverified reports of layoffs in Middle East reach POEA The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its attached agencies are preparing to assist migrant workers who may lose their jobs as the global oil industry continues…

OFWs’ numbers up despite economic boom

Vanessa Claire Lucero 06/10/2015

The number of Filipinos going overseas to work is projected to continue to increase despite the country’s good economic performance, an official said. Evelyn Durato, regional director of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), said the number…

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