OFW News

EU opens opportunity for Pinoys to study in Europe

The European Union (EU) Delegation in Manila is set to open its 2021 one-stop-shop for Filipinos aspiring to study in European universities. Going virtual this year, the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) is expected to reach more Filipinos with more higher education institutions participating in the event from October 1 to 2. A total of 140 colleges and universities from

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Bilang ng nade-deploy na OFW tumaas ngayong 2021

Bahagyang tumaas ang bilang ng mga nade-deploy na overseas Filipino workers, ayon sa Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. Ayon sa POEA, nasa 30,000 kada buwan ang deployment ng land-based OFWs habang 40,000 ang sea-based. Nasa 50 porsiyento na ito ng karaniwang deployment bago ang pandemya. Mas mataas din ito kaysa noong 2020 kung saan 70 porsiyento ang ibinagsak ng mga oportunidad

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Competitive salaries await OFWs in Malta

Competitive salaries ranging from €1,000 to €4,000 await Filipinos eyeing to work in Malta, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Rome, Italy said on Friday. Labor Attache Haney Lynn Siclot said the pay of professionals and non-professionals differ but they are protected since the country has a minimum wage. “Salaries of workers in Malta are competitive, the advantage of

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Requirement to Register in the One Health Pass Platform

Requirement to Register in the One Health Pass Platform (All people going to the Philippines — OFW, non-OFW, foreigners — are required to enter the One Health Pass to speed up the process at the airport.) So far, only diplomats, foreigners engaged in medical services, foreign spouses and children of Filipino citizens traveling with them, and others with humanitarian cases

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Brunei wants to hire healthcare workers in the Philippines

The Brunei government has again asked the Philippines not to include them in the deployment cap of Filipino healthcare workers, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). In a statement, Labor Attaché Melissa Mendizabal of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) said Brunei needs 200 nurses and 30 doctors to increase their healthcare workers in the face of

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POEA warns vs. recruitment scam in dating apps

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned the public against a recruitment scam using dating apps or websites. POEA chief Bernard Olalia issued the warning after receiving reports from individuals who have been offered overseas employment bound to the United States and Canada. In an advisory, Olalia said the scheme is perpetrated by unscrupulous individuals via “catfishing” or the use

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Over 1K job vacancies available for OFWs in Brunei

Job opportunities await qualified overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Brunei Labor Attaché Melissa Mendizabal, in a virtual forum, said skilled and non-skilled Filipino workers are very welcome to work in the host country, as there are over 1,000 employment opportunities which include household service workers (HSWs) and health care workers (HCWs), among others. “Prior to our current situation, the first

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Guam in need of more Pinoy construction workers

Filipino workers particularly in the construction sector are in demand in Guam, an island territory of the United States of America (USA), the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Los Angeles (LA), California said on Friday. Labor Attaché Armi Evangel Peña said job opportunities are also available in LA for professionals including nurses. “Our office has verified some 3,000 job

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DOLE seeks another 1.5K hike on deployment cap for HCWs

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has asked for another increase on the deployment cap on healthcare workers (HCWs) including nurses abroad, as the 6,500 limit has already been reached. Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the additional 1,500 HCWs are on top of the 1,500 earlier approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Hong Kong reopens door to OFWs

Starting today, Hong Kong is opening its doors again to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Labor attaché Melchor Dizon said 3,000 stranded OFWs can now enter Hong Kong, with its government ready to lift the travel ban on the Philippines. But Dizon said more OFWs may be allowed to travel to Hong Kong since the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) continues

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