Filipina nurses in UAE receive OWWA’s Marilag Awards

DUBAI, UAE – Some Filipina nurses in the UAE who worked as frontliners at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic have been chosen as recipients of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Marilag Awards 2021, in recognition of their significant contributions to the community at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The top awardees were …

Alien parents of Pinoy with valid visas can enter PH

DAVAO CITY — Foreign parents of Filipino citizens who have valid visas and are traveling with them may now enter the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente disclosed that the new rules are pursuant to the latest resolution issued on Thursday by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of …

Philippines to resume deployment of domestic workers to UAE

UAE-— The Philippines will resume its deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to the UAE on April 01 after being suspended in 2014 as a result of the creation a unified contract by the UAE’s Ministry of Interior that prevented various embassies from verifying and attesting labour contracts. The announcement was made official on Tuesday …

Recruiters have until March 31 to submit report on OFWs condition

MANILA – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has given all Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) and Licensed Manning Agencies (LMAs) until March 31, 2021 to submit monitoring reports in the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Welfare Monitoring System (OWMS). In an advisory dated Feb. 26 signed by Administrator Bernard Olalia released on Saturday, recruitment and manning agencies …

PH ready to repatriate Filipinos in Myanmar

MANILA – The Philippines is ready to repatriate Filipinos in Myanmar after its military seized power and arrested the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top officials of the ruling National League for Democracy party, Malacañang said Monday. In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the government’s top priority …

PH travel ban expands to 19 countries over new Covid-19 strain

MANILA – The Philippines on Tuesday banned “all foreign travelers” from the United Kingdom (UK) and 19 other countries and areas from entering the country following reports of a new strain of coronavirus found in the UK. In a memorandum issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the extension of the temporary …

BI to implement extended UK travel restrictions

DAVAO CITY — – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente announced that the travel restrictions for arriving passengers who have been to the United Kingdom (UK) in the last 14 days has been extended. According to Morente, as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte in last night’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of …

Coming Home on a Covid Christmas

Heeding the calls of the overseas Filipinos and their families, Senator Christopher Laurence “Bong” Go has recently authored Senate Bill No. 1949, also known as the “Department of Overseas Filipinos Act of 2020”, which seeks to create a department that will ensure efficient and more responsive delivery of government services to around ten million Filipinos …

12 Covid19 recoveries, 1 death among overseas Filipinos

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a statement on Monday reported one new fatality and 12 new recoveries from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among Filipinos in Asia and the Pacific. The DFA stated that the numbers bring the death toll to 847 and the total number of recoveries to 7,577. …