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 …

OFW from NoCot jumped off three-storey building in Kuwait to escape from employer

DAVAO CITY (August 27) — An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFA)  in Kuwait has reportedly jumped off from the three storey building of her  employer  last week. The OFW was identified as Gina Agustin  Aguilar, who hails from Kabacan, North Cotabato. She works in   Kalha, Kuwait. Aguilar, 28,  is a mother two young children. In a …

Alleged German illegal recruiter arrested at Clark Airport

DAVAO CITY (August 25) — A German national who attempted to recruit four Filipina caregivers was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday, August 20,  at the Clark International Airport in Angeles Pampanga. Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente and BI OIC Deputy Commissioner Marc Red A. Mariñas identified the suspect as 72-year-old Herbert …

Stranded OFWs affected by NAIA flights to get P5K aid from DFA

DAVAO CITY (August 23) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will continue to provide P5,000  cash assistance to  all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who were affected by the  runway mishap which affected their flights. In an advisory,  the DFA announced they were able to release cash assistance to 86 overseas Filipino workers who failed to …

PAL mounts recovery flights for OFWs, other passengers

MANILA –– Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Wednesday mounted several international replacement flights for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other passengers. PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said these flights were PR 1654 Manila-Riyadh, which carried 250 passengers of the cancelled Manila-Riyadh and Manila-Damman flights from August 17 to 20; PR5103 Los Angeles-Manila carrying 197 passengers …

Duterte receives Qatar Prime Minister in Malacañang

DAVAO CITY (August 16) — President Rodrigo Duterte received Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Malacañang Palace on Wednesday, August 15. The Qatari official is in the country for a two-day official visit, which is expected to strengthen bilateral ties between the Philippines and Qatar. Upon arrival, the …

President Duterte sets Philippines’ first official visit to Israel on September

DAVAO CITY (August 15)–  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sets his first official visit to Israel on September 2-5, 2018, upon the invitation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The historic event would highlight the enduring friendship between Filipinos and Israelis, which began when Manuel L. Quezon opened the doors of the Philippines as a sanctuary to …