PH coordinating with Kuwait over probe on OFW’s death

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Philippines is coordinating with Kuwaiti authorities in investigating the death of a Filipino household worker in the Gulf state. “The Embassy is in close coordination with local authorities to gather evidence and investigate the untimely demise of the Filipina,” it said Friday. Reports said Constancia Lago …

Immigration stops five trafficking victims at Clark airport

DAVAO CITY (May 19) — Personnel of the Bureau of Immigration stationed at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Angeles City, Pampanga intercepted five undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who attempted to leave the country in the guise of being tourists. Immigration operations division chief Grifton Medina said the passengers, all women, were intercepted in …

Bato, Go lead senatorial race in UAE, party-list ACT-CIS win by landslide

DUBAI, UAE (May 16) – Only eight of the 11 Senatorial bets of President Rodrigo Duterte, made it to “Magic 12” in the recently concluded Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) midterm elections in the UAE. The month-long OAV which started on April 13 at the Philippine missions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, closed simultaneously with Philippine …

First OFW hospital to rise in Pampanga

DAVAO CITY (May 2) —The country’s first Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) hospital and diagnostic center will soon rise in Barangay Sindalan, Pampanga. Labor Secretary SIlvestre Bello and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo together with Governor Lilia Pineda yesterday led the the groundbreaking ceremony for the facility. yesterday May 1 The OFW hospital and diagnostic center will …

Duterte highlights importance of human cooperation, migrant workers

BEIJING, China — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday, April 26, recognized the contribution of migrant workers to the development of home and host countries, advocating their protection and welfare during a forum here. During the High-Level Meeting Session I of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, President Duterte underscored the importance …

Palace sympathizes with families of Sri Lanka blast victims

MANILA – Malacañang expressed condolences to the families victims of the explosions in Sri Lankan churches and hospitals that killed over a hundred people and injured over 400 others on Easter Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Palace is offering “sincere solidarity” and “heartfelt prayers” to the people of Sri Lanka, renewing its commitment to …

First batch of OFWs from Tripoli now en route to PH

DAVAO CITY (April 20 ) — The first three Filipinos evacuated by the Embassy from Tripoli have departed Tunis ad now en route to the Philippines. The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) were assisted by the augmentation team from the Department of Foreign Affairs led by Executive Director Enrico Fos at the Tunis Carthage International Airport. …

DFA sends team to Libya to help OFW’s as fighting to take Tripoli heightens, 121 killed

DAVAO CITY (April 15) — The Department of Foreign Affairs  has sent two augmentation teams to Libya to hasten the operation of the Philippine Embassy as fighting near Tripoli heightens. According to the World Health Organization, the fight near Tripoli has killed 121 people as clashes between Khalifa Haftar forces and those of the U.N.-backed …

Thailand to hire PH teachers soon-DOLE

DAVAO CITY (April 3) — The Philippine government is set to sign an agreement with the government of Thailand which will open opportunity for Filipino teachers. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Thailand needs English teachers and the agreement will be signed anytime within the month. Bello emphasized, Thailand will …