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 …

OFWs warned anew vs. recruiters offering fake jobs in Russia

MANILA, Philippines  — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned Filipinos working in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Middle East against illegal recruitment of household service workers (HSWs) in Russia. POEA officer-in-charge Undersecretary Bernard Olalia issued Advisory No. 17 cautioning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the said nations and region since the number of cases of …

DFA to establish new consular offices in 2018

MANILA, Philippines  — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will establish moreconsular offices in addition to the total 27 regional consular and satellite offices nationwide in 2018. DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the establishment of new consular offices is aimed at helping more Filipinos process and secure by not necessarily moving far from their cities.”Filipino …

OFW cluster in Duterte cabinet eyed

MANILA, Philippines —  Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano recommended the  addition of an Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) cluster in the Cabinet to further improve service for Filipino migrants and their families. Cayetano said one of 2017’s highlight for DFA is assisting OFWs. And to continue this, he said creation of a Cabinet cluster on …

Davaoeña community development worker shines in Hamm Germany

HAMM, Germany — A Davaoeña shines in Hamm, Germany. Stories of Filipinos working and living abroad are often coupled with pain and struggle, only few success stories are written. Just like the story of Arline Ascaño-Ruther, a Davaoeña development worker who shines here. But back in her city, her success was never written, her glory …

Duterte welcomes OFWs with gifts

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte personally welcomed 60 returning Overseas Filipino Workers at the Clark Airport in Pampanga Thursday. Duterte met the OFWs  who worked for seven years in Qatar. The event highlighted the annual “Pamaskong Salubong para sa OFWs” of the Department of Labor and Employment and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. …

Filipino community honors late Fil-Can Senator Enverga 

EDMONTON, Canada — Filipino-Edmontonians here gathered for the  Memorial Service for the late Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga Jr., Sunday night, November 26, at the St.Andrew Catholic Parish. Leaders and representatives from the organizing Quezonian Edmonton Club, Duterte Volunteers Alberta Canada, Couples of Christ Edmonton, Dabawenyos Cultural Assistance Society, Alberta Filipino Journal, Triskelion Alumni Canada, Congress of …