Duterte orders termination of MIASCOR contract after OFW lost his “pasalubong”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered airport and transport officials to clear the airport of theft victimizing passengers especially returning Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). In a meeting with airport and transport officials in Malacañang Duterte Thursday afternoon, Duterte emphasized “Itong nangyari kahapon (This what happened yesterday), I would  demand that there will be …

Good conduct certificate soon to be mandatory for migrant workers in UAE

DUBAI, UAE — The United Arabs Emirates (UAE) government will soon require a mandatory ‘certificate of good conduct’ from all migrant workers in order to obtain a work visa in the country. Effective February 4, the certificate, which is in accordance to a decision of the Council of Ministers No. (1/8) of 2017, should be …

Duterte plans to ban sending OFWs to Kuwait due to sexual abuse cases

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Philippine government is planning to talk with the government of Kuwait about the  increasing sexual abuses involving Overseas Filipino Workers. During the launching of the OFW Bank Thursday afternoon, January 18, 2018, Duterte shared his apprehensions on the increasing number of sexual abuses involving Filipino workers. Duterte said “My advise …

OFWs, kin warned vs. OWWA benefits scam

MANILA, Philippines— The Overseas Workers Welfare (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac issued the warning after receiving reports of unscrupulous individuals offering services to unsuspecting victims and that they could help them process OWWA benefits quickly. “We must avoid scammers and fixers, who are falsely claiming that they can process OWWA benefits for OFWs,” he said …

Palace welcomes higher PH ranking in world’s most powerful passports

MANILA, Philippines — Palace welcomes higher PH ranking in world’s  Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the country’s climb in the latest Henley and Partners Passport Index, which ranks all of the world’s passports according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The Philippines rose three notches higher to 72nd place in 2018 …

6 ka empleyado sa Clark Airport gipasakahan ug kasong pagpangawat

DAKBAYAN SA DABAW, MINDANAO-— Unom ka empleyado sa Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) gikasuhan ug pagpangawat tungod sa pagkawala sa mga epektos sa usa ka Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). Gipasaka na sa Prosecutor’s Office ang kasong kriminal batok sa unom ka trabahador Miascor. Ang Miascor, mao ang kumpanya nga nagadawat sa mga bagahe nga motugpa …

OFWs warned anew vs. recruiters offering fake jobs in Russia

MANILA, Philippines  — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned Filipinos working in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Middle East against illegal recruitment of household service workers (HSWs) in Russia. POEA officer-in-charge Undersecretary Bernard Olalia issued Advisory No. 17 cautioning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the said nations and region since the number of cases of …

DFA to establish new consular offices in 2018

MANILA, Philippines  — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will establish moreconsular offices in addition to the total 27 regional consular and satellite offices nationwide in 2018. DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the establishment of new consular offices is aimed at helping more Filipinos process and secure by not necessarily moving far from their cities.”Filipino …