Duterte dines at Jolibee Hong Kong before meeting the OFWs

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte makes an unannounced visit to a Jolibee outlet in Hong Kong before proceeding to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, to be with the Filipino community gathering. Acting just like any other food chain client, Duterte,  was accompanied by Secretary Bong Go, Davao City  Mayor Sara Duterte, Honeylet Avancena and …

Duterte to visit Kuwait for the MOU signing

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to visit  Kuwait ‘anytime’  to witness the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Philippine Government and the Kuwait government aimed at protecting the  Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the Gulf state. Speaking before the over 2,000  OFWs in Hongkong Thursday night, Duterte …

Go enjoins OFWs to support the government programs

Hong Kong — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Thursday, April 12, called on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to support the programs of the Duterte administration. Secretary Go met with members of the Filipino community at the Regal Oriental Hotel in Kowloon City during a gathering organized by his supporters here. …

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong government on the 2010 hostage crisis

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to  the Hong Kong government on the hostage crisis which happened on August 23, 2010, which  resulted to the death of eight  (8) Chinese tourists who came to the country for a holiday. Before he delivered his speech to 2,000 Filipinos at the Kai Tak Cruise Termina …

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 …