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 …

Newsline.Ph traces missing Kuwait OFW, She’s on her way home now

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Maricel Agustin, the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who was reported  missing  since 2014 is now safe and on her way home. The Newsline.Ph reported her case to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello II  Monday night February 26. This morning, February 27, 2018,  Bello notified this news agency that  Agustin was already located …

Husband asks President Duterte to find his missing wife in Kuwait

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — An emotional husband is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to help him find his missing wife in Kuwait. Rogelio Padilla, 48, farmer,  from Barangay Kalanawe, President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat, is asking the help of Duterte to find his wife in Kuwait as they lost contact since 2014. Padilla  revealed his wife Maricel …

NBI to investigate Demafelis’ recruiter

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate 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 earlier this month. Aguirre issued Department Order (DO) No.102 dated …

Employer of murdered OFW Joanna Demafelis arrested

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano confirmed reports, that the Lebanese employer of murdered  Overseas Filipino Worker Joanna Demafelis, has been arrested. Authorities in Kuwait arrested Nader Essam Assaf, the employer of Demafeliz, who stands as principal suspect behind the brutal killing of the 29-year-old OFW from Iloilo City. However, Assaf’s …

Duterte visits wake of slain OFW in Iloilo, extends assistance

Iloilo City, Philippines  — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, February 22, personally condoled with the family of Joanna Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was killed in Kuwait. President Duterte visited the wake of Demafelis in Barangay Feraris here where he extended financial and burial assistance to the family of the slain OFW. Demafelis …

POEA cancels license of 10 recruitment agencies

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has ordered the cancellation of the licenses of 10 Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) while it suspended the license of another one after they have been found liable for recruitment violations. According to POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia, the order against these PRAs was pursuant to the directive of …

Envoy to launch live video streaming ‘to engage’ more OFWs  

DUBAI, UAE — The Philippine Consular Office in Dubai is set to launch a video streaming to engage with Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in their  area of responsibility. Philippine Consul General  to Dubai and Northern  Emirates, Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, recently announced he will soon set up an FB Live video streaming for …

Duterte welcomes repatriated OFWs from Kuwait

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte personally welcomed the 116 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) repatriated from Kuwait, Tuesday at around 3:30 in the afternoon,  at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 1. The 127 repatriated OFWs were among those who availed of amnesty granted by the Kuwaiti government. Another 150 OFWs arrived Tuesday  at …