Duterte orders DOLE for the immediate establishment of OFW department

DAVAO CITY (July 16) —President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to immediately prepare the documents for the speedy passage of a law for the establishment of the Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW). Duterte who expressed dismay over the continuous abuses among OFWs said he will work for the speedy passage …

Kuwaiti government assures speedy arrest of airport police accused of raping OFW

DAVAO CITY (June 15) — The Kuwaiti government has assured the Philippine government of the speedy arrest of the police officer who raped and assaulted an Overseas Filipino Worker. Philippine Embassy officials in Kuwait said they are closely coordinating with local officials there for the arrest of Fayed Naser Hamad Alajmy, 22. Earlier, Embassy Chargé …

Police arrests nurse wanted for illegal recruitment

DAVAO CITY — Authorities arrested a 49-year-old nurse accused of large-scale illegal recruitment for allegedly running a bogus recruitment scheme for jobs in Japan, Australia, and Germany. Brig. Gen. Marcelo Morales, Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 director, said Tuesday the suspect Vera Flor Delos Reyes, resident of Ladislawa Village, Buhangin, this city was arrested last Wednesday (May …

BI warns OFW’s not to accept illegal job offers

DAVAO CITY (May 27 ) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) again warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) not to fall prey to illegal tour operators and travel agencies against using their companies as fronts for sending undocumented workers abroad. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente issued the warning after learning that two Filipinas, allegedly recruited by a …

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 …