70 distressed OFWs from Kuwait to arrive home Wednesday night

MANILA, Philippines  — Seventy overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who availed of Kuwait’s amnesty are home by Wednesday night, April 11, authorities said. They arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at 9:25 p.m. via Etihad Airways flight EY 428. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will provide them with temporary shelter, and will also shoulder …

Duterte arrives in Hong Kong for a working visit

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday night, April 10, after his successful trip to Hainan Province in China. Right after attending the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) and the  bilateral meetings in Hainan, Duterte proceeded to Hongkong where thousands of Overseas Filipino Workers eagerly waited for him. …

2 days left for 6,000 undocumented OFWs in Kuwait to apply for amnesty

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Kuwait have two days left to register themselves for repatriation. For those who will not avail the amnesty program may face possible arrest, detention, and deportation by Kuwaiti authorities. Every undocumented OFW, in Kuwait should know that time is ticking and deadline is just hours …

Canada won’t accept residency application for caregivers in 2019

EDMONTON, Canada  –—  Caregivers here are expected to attend a forum concerning their work, this coming Saturday, April 7, 2018. This, as  Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship (IRCC) announced the new policy for migrant workers, which states that it would no longer accept applications for permanent residency from caregivers by 2019. “This news created a sense …

PH, Kuwait to sign MOU on OFW protection this month

MANILA, Philippines  — The Philippine and Kuwaiti governments are set to sign this month the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). This, after labor officials from both countries approved the final MOU draft on Friday in Manila. “In two weeks, the panels agreed to have the signing most likely …

23 nabbed for fixing online passport appointment

DAVAO CITY, Philippines  — At least 23 persons were arrested for fixing online passport appointments. The Department of  Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday revealed   at least 23 individuals who sold passport appointment slots were arrested in separate entrapment operations in DFA-ASEANA, Parañaque, Pasay and in Taguig. In Davao City, a travel agency is reportedly selling online …

Thousands attend Joanna Demafelis funeral in Sara, Iloilo

SARA, Iloilo, Philippines-—  About 3,000 sympathizers attended the burial of Joanna Daniela Demafelis Saturday, March 3, 2018. Demafeliz, the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who was found inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Al Shaab district of Kuwait on February 9. Her Lebanese employer Nadel Essaf Assaf was arrested  on February 22  while  Assaf’s …