OFW News

POEA crafting guidelines on giving ‘preferred’ vax to OFWs

The government is crafting guidelines for giving priority to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to be inoculated with vaccines preferred by host countries. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard Olalia said they are currently discussing matters with other government agencies and stakeholders on providing vaccines that are favored by host countries to migrant workers who are scheduled to leave soon.

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING | Female OFWs made to wear dark lipstick to look older intercepted by BI

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) intercepted three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Clark International Airport after presenting falsified documents to make them appear older to be able to work abroad. BI commissioner Jaime Morente on Monday said the three women, who all hail from Cotabato, attempted to depart for Doha, Qatar last June 13 to work as household workers

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OFWs in Taiwan, UAE warned vs. ‘third-country hiring scheme’

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday advised overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), particularly those in Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to be wary of unscrupulous recruiters offering jobs in Poland. In an advisory, the agency warned Filipino workers in these areas against a “third-country hiring scheme”. “It has come to the attention of this administration that many

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DFA warns public anew vs. passport appointment scams

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has warned the public against advertisements on social media perpetrated by unscrupulous individuals that offer passport appointment slots and fake or tampered appointment documents in exchange for payment. Several cases of fake documents from unwitting applicants who have claimed to have secured them through social media have turned up at the DFA in recent

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PH, Saudi Arabia agree on heightened labor reforms

The Philippines and Saudi Arabia renewed the shared commitment Sunday to further heighten cooperation aimed at ensuring the well-being of Filipino migrant workers in the Kingdom underscoring their significance in Saudi Arabia’s development. Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert E. A. Borje and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) Minister Ahmad Sulaiman Al Rajhi articulated the position of

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DOLE to seek anew shorter quarantine period for returning OFWs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday said it will seek the approval of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to shorten the quarantine period of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially for those who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “Usually our vacationing OFWs are given one month vacation. If you

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OFWs learn in-demand ‘new normal’ biz

Recognizing opportunities in every crisis, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Japan trained migrant Filipino workers on food specialty, real estate, and online learning which are considered ‘bestseller’ businesses this ‘new normal.’ Dubbed ‘Negosyong Patok Ngayong COVID-19: The Champion Mindset,’ POLO – Japan conducted the training in collaboration with the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers (PTIC) and in Tokyo

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PAMET seeks review of HCW deployment cap in US

The biggest group of medical technologists in the US is seeking a review by Philippine officials of the cap on the deployment of health care workers (HCW) to America, the labor department reported yesterday. Labor Attaché Angela Librado Trinidad of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Washington D.C. said the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) made the request

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MOU para sa OFW, nilagdaan ng DOLE, Romanian labor ministry

Patuloy na lumalawak ang merkado sa paggawa ng Pilipinas sa Europa sa paglagda ng isang Memorandum of Understanding sa pagitan nina Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III at Romanian Embassy Chargè d’Affaires Mihail B. Sion upang kumuha ng mas maraming overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) para sa Romania. Ang ginanap na paglalagda ng kasunduan sa pagitan ng Department of Labor and Employment

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DOLE, Romanian labor ministry ink MOU to hire more OFWs

The Philippine labor market in Europe continues to expand as Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Romanian Embassy Chargè d’Affaires Mihail B. Sion sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to hire more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for Romania. The signing ceremony between the Department of Labor and Employment and Romanian Ministry of Labor and Social Protection held last week is

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