2 Filipinos hurt in Hong Kong bus accident

DAVAO CITY (December 13) — Two Filipinos were injured in a school bus accident in North Point, Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said Wednesday. The vehicular mishap that killed four people happened Monday afternoon. Citing Consul General Antonio Morales’ report, Cato said one of the Filipino victims was discharged from the hospital …

Dead OFW found floating in Malaysian river

DAVAO CITY (DECEMBER 10)— A Filipina was found dead floating in Pengalan River in Melalap , Malaysian. The Department of Foreign Affairs in a press statement  the discovery of a a suspected Filipina homicide victim floating in a river in Sabah, Malaysia. The DFA in a press statement,  identified the body as Madelyn Bernardo Asuncion, who …

Duterte vows to protect OFWs

DAVAO CITY (December 7) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, December 5, assured Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs) of the government’s protection underscoring their contributions to national development. Noting that OFWs are considered the modern-day heroes who send multi-billion dollar remittances back home. The President referred to our OFW’s as “the lifeblood of the country.” “As …

OWWA e-card project to benefit 250,000 OFWs

DAVAO CITY (November 7)– The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has launched the first phase of its OFW e-card project which is expected to benefit an estimated 250,000 Balik Manggagawa OFWs. The e-card can be used for OWWA services such as welfare programs, scholarship applications, training programs, and other social benefits. OFWs who are active …

Lawmakers vote to reprimand Bertiz over misconduct at NAIA

DAVAO CITY (October 10)-— The House of Representatives on Wednesday  voted to reprimand ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III for his controversial behavior at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). In asking the House to act on the issue involving Bertiz, Minority Leader Danilo Suarez moved,   “I respectfully move that the penalty to be imposed on …

Swedish actor-husband allegedly murders Filipina wife

DAVAO CITY (October 1) —  A Filipina wife was allegedly murdered by her actor-husband inside her residence in  Kista, Stockholm, Sweden  at 11:30 in the evening on September 23. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)  identified the Filipina as Mailyn Conde Sinambong, a mother of two, and whose family is from Cebu City. The DFA …

OFW in Saudi shot dead after allegedly killing boss, co-worker

DAVAO CITY (September 27) —  Security personnel sub-contracting for  Saudi Electric Company shot and killed an Overseas  Filipino Worker,  after he allegedly stabbed to death his boss and a Pakistani co-worker on Wednesday, September 26, in Farasan Island, Jizan City, Saudi Arabia. Farasan Island is located 600 kilometers offshore from Jizan City,Saudi Arabia. Consul General …