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 …

Ph food companies join world’s biggest food trade in Dubai

Dubai, UAE  — Filipinos here rejoice as  23 companies from the Philippines joined Dubai’s annual international food and hospitality trade fair. Filipino food  were among those showcased in the the 23rd edition of Gulf Food Hotel and Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire (Gulfood). The five-day fair was held last February 18 to February 22 at …

NBI starts probe on Demafelis’ local recruiter

MANILA, Philippines  — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday started its probe on the local recruitment agency of Joanna Daniela Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was found dead inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait early last month. NBI National Capital Region (NCR) Regional Director Cesar Bacani invited two former …

Dubai authorities urge Filipinos to help combat human trafficking 

  Dubai, UAE – The Dubai Police has conducted its first ever human trafficking awareness forum at the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates on Monday, February 26. The forum conducted by 1st Lt. Rashid Nasser Ali of the General Department of Human Rights at the Dubai Police, is part of the …