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 …

Duterte returns from productive state visits

DAVAO CITY (September 9) —  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived at the Davao International Airport Saturday morning, September 8, from his official visits to the State of Israel and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In his arrival statement at the Davao City International Airport, he announced  what he called the  “crucial significance” particularly in enhancing trade …

Filipina OFW wins P14 million in Dubai promo

Dubai, UAE –  Filipina domestic helper Gina Realuyo Soriano,  can’t believe her life will change  when her name was drawn as the one-time-big-time winner of remittance center Al Ansari Exchange’s Summer Promotion for 2018. The lucky Filipina who was also named as the first female millionaire by Al Ansari Exchange, took home Dh1 million (Php14m) …

Duterte leaves today for Israel and Jordan

DAVAO CITY (September 2)— President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to leave the country today  undertake historical visits to the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The State visits will  end on  8, 2018. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Ernesto Abella said both trips would strengthen the Philippines’ diplomatic ties with both nations. “President …

400,000 undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia face immigration crackdown

DAVAO CITY (August 31)— An estimated 400,000 undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia are  facing crackdown as the two-year Voluntary deportation Program ended yesterday August 30. The Departmenf of Foreign Affairs in Malaysia sounded off Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that only 5,844 Filipinos availed of amnesty since it was launched in January 2016 – a figure representing …

DOLE quickly responds to OFW who jumps from employer’s house

DAVAO CITY (August 28) — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III  Monday night, August 27,  has ordered the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to immediately extend medical assistance and repatriate if possible,   the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Kuwait who jumped from her employers house last week. The quick response and  assistance  from the Labor Department …