Total deployment ban on OFWs to Kuwait stands: DOLE

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Thursday the total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait will stay until certain conditions set by the Philippines are met by the Kuwaiti government. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the deployment ban is lifted once the country gets justice for …

PH send 2 Navy ships, army contingent to bring home Filipinos from Middle East

DAVAO CITY —  The Philippine Government sent two ships with around 1,000 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to assist in the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East. President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday led the send-off ceremony of the contingents who were onboard BRP Davao Del Sur and BRP Ramon …

Killed OFW also a victim of sexual abuse-DOJ

DAVAO CITY— Jeanelyn Villavende, the 26-year-old Overseas Filipino Workers from Norallah, South Cotabato was sexually abused even before she was beaten and killed by her female employer on December 28, 2019. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara in a statement to reporters on Sunday revealed, the autopsy result conducted by NBI medico-legal Dr. Ricardo Rodaje, showed signs …

Kuwait autopsy report on OFWs death is “a lie”-Bello

DAVAO CITY  — The “one sentence” autopsy report provided by the Kuwaiti government about the death of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende, appears to be “a lie” described Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. Bello in a press conference Friday, January 10 at Villavende residence in  Barangay Tinago, Norala town in South Cotabato noted that …

4 Chinese universities need English teachers

DAVAO CITY  — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that four tertiary educational institutions (TEIs) in China need English teachers. The POEA identified the universities as — the Northwest A&F University, Yancheng Teachers University, Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College, and Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Said universities are now accepting applications through its …

CAAP, 3 airlines to help repatriate Filipinos from Middle East

MANILA — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and airlines Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Air Asia have pledged their commitment to aid in the possible repatriation of Filipinos from countries in the Middle East affected by tension between the United States and Iran. “Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have agreed to accommodate free-of-charge …

Secretary Locsin confronts militant protesters, ask them to punch him

DAVAO CITY —- Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin went out of his office and confronted the militants protesters who were shouting outside their building Friday afternoon. In a video posted by the College Editors Guild of the Philippines, it showed an aggressive Locsin getting from the DFA gate in Pasay City, he proceeded …

Duterte sends envoy to Iran, Iraq to discuss plight of Filipinos

DAVAO CITY —President Rodrigo Duterte sent Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers Abdullah Mamao to Iran and Iraq to talk with the leaders of those countries to secure Filipinos in case a conflict erupts in the Middle East in the midst of heightening tension in the region. “Well, I have sent Secretary Mamao. He is …

Gov’t need standby fund to quickly react to rising MidEast tentions-Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he wants Congress to put up a standby fund needed to secure thousands of Filipinos in the Gulf region in case a conflict breaks out as the tension between the United States and Iran heightens following the killing of an Iranian general. “I was tinkering with the idea of …

Duterte convenes security sector to discuss safety of Filipinos in the Middle East

DAVAO CITY —- President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, January5, convened the officials from the security sector at the Malacañan Palace to discuss matters regarding the country’s contingency measures to ensure the safety of Filipinos based in the Middle East. During the meeting, Duterte ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to prepare its air and …