Gov’t agencies to sign MOA to protect OFWs from bullet-planting schemes

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Gov’t agencies to sign MOA to protect OFWs from bullet-planting schemes 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb. 15 (PNA) — Government agencies are expected to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on passenger facilitation and security screening on Wednesday

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100 OFW repatriates

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on 100 OFW repatriates 

150919151943An emotional distressed Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)Ms. Yolanda Medina upon her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, on Saturday (Sept. 19,2015).She is one of 100 OFW repatriated from Kuwait via Gulf Air GF154ETA ,thru the effort of the Philippine government.(PNA photo by Avito C.Dalan)
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POEA-12, lawyers group offers free legal services to distressed OFWs

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on POEA-12, lawyers group offers free legal services to distressed OFWs 

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 8 — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Region 12 and a lawyers' organization are offering free legal services to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from the region who need legal assistance.

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Pimentel files bill prohibiting opening of balikbayan boxes of OFWs

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Pimentel files bill prohibiting opening of balikbayan boxes of OFWs 

MANILA, Sept. 8 – Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said on Tuesday he has filed a bill prohibiting not only the opening of balikbayan boxes but exempting "one balikbayan box per month per OFW" from duties and taxes.

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2 former OFWs reap fruits from NRCO’s livelihood assistance

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on 2 former OFWs reap fruits from NRCO’s livelihood assistance 

MANILA, June 16 — Two former OFWs from Bulacan are now budding entrepreneurs thanks to the National Reintegration Center for OFWs’ (NRCO) P10, 000 livelihood assistance program.

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OWWA –Western Visayas needs 72 for ODSP

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on OWWA –Western Visayas needs 72 for ODSP 

ILOILO CITY, April 29 — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is looking for 72 students who will qualify for its Overseas Filipino Workers Dependents Scholarship Program (ODSP) for this school year.

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BI foils human-trafficking attempt at NAIA

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on BI foils human-trafficking attempt at NAIA 

MANILA, March 26 — Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers on Thursday have blocked the entry of four alleged human trafficking syndicates at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 for attempting to traffic 16 victims to malaysia last March 4.

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Dagupan to organize infectious disease preparedness response task force

February 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Dagupan to organize infectious disease preparedness response task force 

DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 24 — The city council here has passed an ordinance seeking to organize the city's infectious disease preparedness response task force that will adopt the necessary measures to prevent the entry of viruses that can cause infectious diseases.

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OWWA extends full grant to Bicolano OFWs repatriated from Libya

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on OWWA extends full grant to Bicolano OFWs repatriated from Libya 

By Mike de la Rama

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 6 (PNA) — Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) extended Php 10,000 each to 230 repatriated Bicolano Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Libya.

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Only Filipino victim in Libya hotel attack now in stable condition

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Only Filipino victim in Libya hotel attack now in stable condition 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that only one Filipino was injured in the terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in Libya.

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