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PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Bicameral Conference Committee has finalized on Tuesday (October 9) the proposed law that would change the 21-year-old charter of the Social Security System (SSS).

The new charter will provide compulsory coverage to overseas Filipino workers (OFW).


Date posted: 10/11/2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) met on Friday, October 5, to discuss and streamline government programs aimed to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said that a...

Date posted: 10/9/2018

Coming home was much sweeter for Yunilyn Liamzon after she gained amnesty from the United Arab Emirates. Not only is her fine waived, she also came hand in hand with her fiance Ahmad Ali Alalili, Khaleej Times reported yesterday, Aug. 26. 

With the help of the Philippine Consulate in...

Date posted: 08/29/2018

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) needs P2 billion additional budget for the repatriation of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

“I made an appeal for additional funding because we never know when we will need to...

Date posted: 08/14/2018

In Dubai, the GDRFA has set up tents to help thousands of people seeking to normalise their visa status.

The UAE is set to begin an amnesty programme for people living in the country illegally from August 1, allowing them to leave the country without fees or penalties and giving them six...

Date posted: 08/1/2018

MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte assured on Monday that the welfare of Filipino migrant workers is the top foreign policy concern of the Philippines.

Duterte made the announcement during his third State of the Nation Address as he hailed the economic contributions of migrant workers....

Date posted: 07/26/2018

MANILA, Philippines – A 36-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Slovakia died in a hospital days after two men beat him up for trying to defend two women they were harassing, said the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

The DFA said Henry John Acorda, an employee of a...

Date posted: 06/5/2018

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to totally lift the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait, Malacañang said Wednesday evening, May 15.

"Upon recommendation of Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mama-...

Date posted: 05/17/2018

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Kuwaiti government freed 4 Filipino drivers arrested after the controversial rescues of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Wednesday, May 9.

"Doon po sa apat na driver, napalaya na po 'yan. Pero...

Date posted: 05/10/2018

MANILA, Philippines – Following a serious diplomatic row between the Philippines and Kuwait, President Rodrigo Duterte urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf country to come back home.

"I now appeal to your sense of patriotism. Come home. Tutal, marami nang trabaho sa...

Date posted: 04/30/2018