2 Pinoys among ‘outstanding’ migrant workers in Taiwan

MANILA – Two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were honored in Taiwan “for their dedication and hard work despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic”, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Taipei reported on Friday. In a statement, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Evelyn G. Kaguitla, a factory worker, and Amelia A. Comilang, …

Overseas Filipino Covid cases count up by 21; total at 10,062

MANILA – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday reported 21 more coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases among Filipinos abroad, raising the total to 10,062. It also recorded 15 new recoveries and 13 new fatalities, jacking up the number to 6,095 and 755, respectively. There are 3,212 active cases among Filipino nationals overseas, at least …

P12-B allotted to aid workers displaced by Covid-19

MANILA – The government has allotted over PHP12 billion to help Filipino workers here and abroad who were affected by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Tuesday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the funds were used in three major programs of the Duterte administration to assist formal …

Locsin emotionally welcomed 8 remains and 386 Filipinos from Lebanon

DAVAO CITY — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin was emotional when he welcomed the remains of the eight Overseas Filipinos Workers and 386 Filipinos from Lebanon at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Monday afternoon. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. personally welcomed the arriving Filipinos and vowed that a second chartered flight is being scheduled …

DFA to bring home 400 OFWs from Beirut as protest heightens

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs will bring home the first batch of Overseas Filipino Workers from Beirut, as the protest heightens. The DFA in a statement said the first batch of OFWs will arrive in the country on Monday, August 17. With protesters taking to the streets for days and the surprised …

Duterte OKs P5-B for OFW aid, repatriation

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the release of an additional P5 billion for the repatriation and assistance to overseas Filipino workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued on Sunday, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced, “Dahil po mahal na mahal ni Pangulong Duterte ang ating mga bagong bayani, ibinigay …

Remains of 4 OFWs in Beirut explosion to arrive in PH on August 16

MANILA  – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday said the remains of the four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in a massive explosion in Beirut last week are set to arrive this month. In a statement, DOLE said the bodies of Ardel Bustamante Maglangit from Zamboanga del Sur, Perlita Guillermo Mendoza …

Minors with special needs, foreign parents can enter PH

MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed Filipino children with special needs, as well as the foreign parents of minor Filipino nationals, who have Philippine visas, to visit the country amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The IATF-EID’s latest decision was contained in its Resolution 60 …