PRRD legacies: Fight for migrants’ rights, broadened ties

MANILA – Openly denouncing the Kafala system and pioneering the adoption of Global Compact for Migration (GCM) proved that the country has been a leader in advocating migrants’ rights in the international arena. At a pre-State of the Nation Address forum on Wednesday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the country was “at the forefront …

More opportunities available for OFWs in UK: DOLE

DAVAO CITY — There are emerging markets for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Kingdom, aside from job opportunities for nurses and healthcare workers (HCWs). Labor Attaché Amuerfina Reyes in London, England, said though medical personnel are the in-demand workers in the host country, there are other industries that are employing Filipino workers “Employers …

Strict border, quarantine rules can keep Delta variant away

MANILA – There are is no better way to stop the coronavirus stain Delta variant from entering the country than by imposing strict quarantine policies and border controls. National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid medical adviser Dr. Ted Herbosa said Thursday the Philippines should not let its guard down as the Delta variant remains a threat. …

Hundreds of repatriates from Middle East, home at last

DAVAO CITY — Hundreds of repatriates, home at last.  The government once again brought home hundreds of distressed overseas Filipinos from the Gulf state on June 25, 2021.  The Philippine delegation led by Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy Robert E. A. Borje, together with Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Arriola, accompanied …

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 …