PH business society officers inducted in Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta (June 20)  — Philippine Consul-General Gilberto Asuque  inducted the officers of the newly-formed Philippine Business Society of Alberta (PBSA). Asugue challenged the officers to serve as a conduit to Philippine Department of the Trade and Industry’s senior trade commissioner to Canada, Maria Roseni Alvero. Now that they are sworn into office, Asuque said,  …

13 former OFWs hired as public school teachers in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY–Thirteen former Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are licensed teachers have been hired by the Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 12 under a special program facilitated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Jeanette Escaño, coordinator for Region 12 of DOLE’s National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), said Monday the newly-hired …

Duterte recognizes South Korea’s protection of OFW

DAVAO CITY (June3)  — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Sunday, June 3, expressed gratitude to the government of South Korea for taking care of Filipinos in their country. “I’d like to thank the Korean government, South Korea, for hosting so many Filipinos here — keeping them safe,” the President said in his speech at the …

Bello signs order lifting the Kuwait OFW deployment ban

DAVAO CITY (May 18) — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday announced that the Philippine government has officially lifted the total deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. Bello signed the department order lifting the ban on the sending of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) both skilled and …

Kuwaiti gov’t to free 3 detained Filipino diplomats

MANILA (May 11)  — The three Filipino diplomats ordered arrested by Kuwait authorities are expected to be released in two to three days, Malacañang said on Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made this announcement after he and other Philippine officials met with Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister H.E. Al-Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah. The Foreign Minister of Kuwait …

Signing of PH, Kuwait MOA on protection of OFWs expected May 11

DAVAO CITY (May 10) — The Memorandum of Agreement on the protection of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) between the Philippine government and the government of the Kuwait is expected to be signed Tomorrow, May 11, 2018. Presidential Rodrigo Duterte sent  Spokesperson Harry Roque,  DOLE Secretary Silvestre Belo III, former labor Secretary Marianito Roque, Labor Attache’ …

No reason for Cayetano to resign: Palace

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  There is no reason for  Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to step down from his post  amid the diplomatic spat  between the Philippines and Kuwait. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  in yesterday’s press briefing said  Cayetano should address the call among lawmakers for him to resign. Some lawmakers …

Repatriated OFWs from Kuwait arrives in Manila

MANILA — More than 200 Filipinos repatriated from Kuwait under the Kuwaiti government’s amnesty program arrived in Manila Monday. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano said all Filipinos who may be deported with the Kuwaiti government’s crackdown against illegal workers will continue to get the support of government even after the end of …