Duterte orders AFP to prepare air, naval assets for MidEast evacuations

MANILA – In the wake of rising tension between the United States and Iran, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been ordered by President Rodrigo R. Duterte to prepare it’s air and naval assets which could be used in the evacuation of overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East should hostilities erupt in the …

Bahrain King expedites return of undocumented Filipino children

DAVAO CITY — Upon the orders of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bharaini authorities expedited the processing of undocumented Filipino children awaiting repatriation. The order resulted to the fast arrival of two undocumented Filipino children in the country, just in time for the New Year. The family along with a four-year-old girl …

Human traffickers pretend as nannies to bring minor victims abroad

DAVAO CITY — Human traffickers using minors to bring their victims out of the country. This was uncovered by the Bureau of Immigration. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said two suspects were apprehended at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last month. Morente said the modus operandi of human trafficking syndicates involve the use of female …

26 distressed Pinoys from Lebanon return home on Christmas Day

MANILA— Twenty-six distressed Filipinos arrived in Manila from Lebanon on Wednesday, Christmas Day, as their host country continues to face financial woes. The 26 Filipinos, including a three-year-old child, are the second batch since the first 30 Filipinos from Lebanon were sent home on December 22. While some of the repatriates were victims of abuse, …

Distressed OFWs in Jeddah celebrate early Christmas with Duterte message, assistance

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Christmas came early for less than 200 Philippine Consulate General wards here after they received care packages and financial assistance from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of Foreign Affairs. During a meet-and-greet on Saturday at the Consulate General here, Chief of Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert …

Senator Bong Go gets string support from Filipinos in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Filipino community in Tunisia expressed appreciation for Sen. Christhoper Lawrence “Bong” Go’s continuing concern for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) vowing to support the lawmaker now that he is part of the country’s legislative branch. Senator Go greeted the Filipinos in Tunisia through a special video message during their meeting with Chief …

Germany to hire 30K foreign medical workers: DOLE

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Germany is looking to employ some 30,000 hospital workers, including nurses in 2020. “They need 30,000 nurses, hospital workers, medical workers. That’s a big number,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in an interview Wednesday. He, however, clarified that the 30,000 job offers are not solely for …

PH-SoKor renew solidarity and mutual aid

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte and South Korean President Moon on MOnday agreed to enhance bilateral ties and promote peace and stability in the region. The two leaders held a bilateral meeting on Monday, November 25,, on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Republic of Korea (Asean-ROK) Commemorative Summit at The Westin Chosun Busan …

Filipino’s in Edmonton, Canada raise funds for Mindanao earthquakes victims

EDMONTON, Canada — The Filipino community here successfully raised P100,00 which they will share with with the victims of Mindanao earthquakes. Filipino community leader Benjie Lindo of Benjie Lindo, who goes on air via-Benjie Live- sought the collective support of his friends to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Mindanao, dubbed “Gotong Batangas Ko, Para …