Overstaying Filipinos avail UAE’s amnesty program

Dubai, UAE – Hundreds out of about 5,000 overstaying Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates are flocking to beat the immigration amnesty three-month program offered by the government of the United Arab Emirates which will end on October 31. Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes revealed that many of the Filipino amnesty seekers have been cleared …

POEA regains authority to license recruitment firms

MANILA — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has regained the authority to issue licenses to recruitment and placement agencies, over a year after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) assumed the said responsibility. Through DOLE Administrative Order (AO) 443-2018, issued by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the licensing authority has been given back …

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’ …