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 …

Saudi lady employer charged for forcing OFW to drink household bleach

DAVAO CITY (September 21) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia filed charges against their citizen for torturing her  Filipina Worker by forcing her to drink household bleach. A statement issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs revealed, that Agnes Mancilla, a 35-year-old household service worker from Infanta, Quezon, was forced by her lady employer to drink …

108 Filipinos under UAE amnesty program arrive in Manila

MANILA — A total of 108 Filipinos from Dubai who availed of the amnesty program of the United Arab Emirates government arrived in Manila on Wednesday. The latest batch, composed of an infant and 107 overseas Filipino workers. This  brings to 838 the total number of Filipinos repatriated since August 2018. The amnesty program of …

2 Filipinos hurt, 41 rescued as ‘Mangkhut’ lashes HK

DAVAO CITY  (September 17) — Two Filipinos were hurt while 41 were rescued when Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hongkong  over the weekend. Consul General Antonio Morales reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that  a Filipino tourist underwent leg surgery after she was hit by flying debris. Another Filipino was also hurt by falling debris but needed …