Duterte bans OFW deployment to Kuwait, 185 deaths recorded in 2 years

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte banned the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers to Kuwait. The announcement was made by the President  following the discovery of a Filipina worker in an abandoned apartment, Philippine authorities believed that the killing happened  for over a year now. In a press conference Friday night, February 9,  at …

PH consulate in Dubai reports increase in number of repatriated OFWs

Dubai, UAE – Around 1,269 distressed Filipinos were repatriated by the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Dubai and Northern Emirates in the period between January to December 31, 2017.  The data from the Assistance to Nationals (ATN) section of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) shows a considerable increase compared to only 331 cases during the …

Global OFW group denies link with Almasai Finance

Dubai, UAE — Philippine-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) organization Sangguniang Masang Pilipino International Incorporated (SMPII) denied any involvement in the activities conducted by Almasai Finance and Investment. The SMPII, also known as Almasai Equity Holding Corporation, and its owner Elpidio Reyes Tanaliga Jr. who is said to have ran away with the money of some …

PH ConGen praises firm for opening new center in Calgary

CALGARY, Canada  — Philippine Consul General Julius Torres lauded Quality Sleep Care management and staff for expanding their business  to Calgary that will translate job opportunities to the community,  especially the health care providers. “We are delighted that Quality Sleep Care has continued to expand,” Torres said in his inaugural message. The  firm, according to …

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 …