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 …

Pinoys mourn death of Fil-Can senator 

EDMONTON, Canada — The Filipino community, here, expressed sadness after learning the passing of Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga Jr. Friday, November 17. “Our Filipino community is deeply saddened with this news.  He just visited Edmonton last October 21 for a day as guest of the Filipino Seniors Association of Alberta, Quezonian Club of Edmonton …

105 distressed OFWs arrive from UAE

MANILA, Philippines — About 105  distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) returned home from United Arab Emirates Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Some were emotional  as they returned home empty handed following misfortune in the foreign land. Majority of them are either undocumented or those who escaped from their employers over maltreatment and other issues concerning employment. …

Demand up for foreign workers in Malaysia

MANILA, Philippines —  Filipinos looking to work abroad could apply for jobs in Malaysia, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said in a statement Friday. The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuala Lumpur, in a report to the labor department, said job opportunities await aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), particularly those involved in …

Dabawenyos hold charity  events to benefit young students in PH

EDMONTON, CANADA — The Dabawenyo Cultural Assistance Society (DCAS) has been doing charitable work for the last seven years without much fanfare by holding social events here and the funds have benefitted kids who are in school in the Philippines. “We are really grateful for the help of not only Dabawenyos here in Alberta Province …

Canada papers Citizens Bill involving migrant residents

EDMONTON, CANADA— The Canadian government is preparing a bill which will change the landscape in the law involving migrants in the country. Dubbed as the  Citizenship Act, it will recognise the permanent residents as citizens of Canada and can now apply for citizenship. This development is a good news to all Filipino permanent resident  as  …

DFA eyes adoption of new rules to aid distressed OFWs

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expects to start implementing “liberal” guidelines for the provision of assistance to nationals (ATN) to all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in distress by next year. Raul Dado, DFA Executive Director for Migrant Workers Affairs, said the new guidelines are up for review by Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano. …

PH thanks Saudi for extending amnesty to undocumented OFWs

MANILA , Philippines — The Philippine government  Sunday expressed its appreciation to Saudi Arabia for extending an amnesty program that would allow thousands more of undocumented Filipinos in the kingdom to go home. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said the extension of the amnesty program was expected to benefit more …