Duterte appoints TV host Arnell Ignacio to OWWA post

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed television host Arnell Ignacio as Deputy Director V at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Ignacio, whose real name is Arnaldo Arevalo Ignacio, was appointed Assistant Vice President for Community Relations and Services Department of the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corporation (PAGCOR) in July 2016. But …

PH consulate in Dubai to assist more OFWs this year

Dubai, UAE – Officials at the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates (PCG-DNE) gladly announced that with the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) new guidelines on the use of the more than P1-billion in funds to assist Filipinos who encounter emergencies and other problems abroad, more Filipinos in its jurisdiction will receive …

OFWs with tickets, OECs can fly to Kuwait – DOLE

DAVAO CITY Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers who were issued plane tickets and Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) can still fly to Kuwait, says the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III Saturday clarified those with tickets and OEC are exempted from the deployment suspension. Bello in an interview said “Ready na …

DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III suspends the deployment of  overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait following the death of seven Filipino workers in the Middle East. “The suspension took effect after I signed it today” says the Labor Secretary  Friday night, January 19, 2010. Bello signed the   Administrative Order 25-2018  affecting …

Duterte orders termination of MIASCOR contract after OFW lost his “pasalubong”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered airport and transport officials to clear the airport of theft victimizing passengers especially returning Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). In a meeting with airport and transport officials in Malacañang Duterte Thursday afternoon, Duterte emphasized “Itong nangyari kahapon (This what happened yesterday), I would  demand that there will be …

Good conduct certificate soon to be mandatory for migrant workers in UAE

DUBAI, UAE — The United Arabs Emirates (UAE) government will soon require a mandatory ‘certificate of good conduct’ from all migrant workers in order to obtain a work visa in the country. Effective February 4, the certificate, which is in accordance to a decision of the Council of Ministers No. (1/8) of 2017, should be …

Duterte plans to ban sending OFWs to Kuwait due to sexual abuse cases

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Philippine government is planning to talk with the government of Kuwait about the  increasing sexual abuses involving Overseas Filipino Workers. During the launching of the OFW Bank Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2018, Duterte shared his apprehensions on the increasing number of sexual abuses involving Filipino workers. Duterte said “My advise …

OFWs, kin warned vs. OWWA benefits scam

MANILA, Philippines— The Overseas Workers Welfare (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac issued the warning after receiving reports of unscrupulous individuals offering services to unsuspecting victims and that they could help them process OWWA benefits quickly. “We must avoid scammers and fixers, who are falsely claiming that they can process OWWA benefits for OFWs,” he said …

Palace welcomes higher PH ranking in world’s most powerful passports

MANILA, Philippines — Palace welcomes higher PH ranking in world’s  Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the country’s climb in the latest Henley and Partners Passport Index, which ranks all of the world’s passports according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The Philippines rose three notches higher to 72nd place in 2018 …

6 ka empleyado sa Clark Airport gipasakahan ug kasong pagpangawat

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW, MINDANAO-— Unom ka empleyado sa Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) gikasuhan ug pagpangawat tungod sa pagkawala sa mga epektos sa usa ka Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). Gipasaka na sa Prosecutor’s Office ang kasong kriminal batok sa unom ka trabahador Miascor. Ang Miascor, mao ang kumpanya nga nagadawat sa mga bagahe nga motugpa …