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Pilipino Star
Lina: Government losing up to P5 B through balikbayan smugglingMANILA, Philippines - The government is losing about P3 billion to P5 billion a
Lina: Government losing up to P5 B through balikbayan smuggling
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 hours ago
MANILA, Philippines - The government is losing about P3 billion to P5 billion a year from smuggling using balikbayan boxes, although the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has only made 38 such seizures over the past six years, valued at P12.3 million. Customs... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
BusinessMANILA -- The Bureau of Customs yesterday issued revised rules and regulations
Business
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 17 hours ago
MANILA -- The Bureau of Customs yesterday issued revised rules and regulations on the importation of balikbayan boxes from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Customs Memorandum Order No. 27-2015, signed by Commissioner Alberto Lina, aims to simplify... Read more
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Pilipino Star
BOC: No more random checks of balikbayan boxesMANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will start implementing today
BOC: No more random checks of balikbayan boxes
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will start implementing today its new guidelines in dealing with balikbayan boxes. BOC commissioner Alberto Lina gave assurance there would be no random checks of the packages and any Customs... Read more
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Rappler
Customs releases revised rules, regulations on balikbayan boxesX-RAY. Among the operational provisions in Customs memorandum order released Se
Customs releases revised rules, regulations on balikbayan boxes
Rappler / Posted yesterday
X-RAY. Among the operational provisions in Customs memorandum order released September 2 include that the OFWs balikbayan boxes shall not be subjected to random or arbitrary physical inspection. "Instead they shall undergo mandatory X-ray scanning,"... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
BOC: Balikbayan boxes to undergo X-ray scanning (MB File Photo) But foreigners do not enjoy this privilege as these Koreans f
BOC: Balikbayan boxes to undergo X-ray scanning
Manila Bulletin / Posted yesterday
(MB File Photo) But foreigners do not enjoy this privilege as these Koreans found out, after their own box was opened by this alert Customs examiner who discovered a large number of computer spare... Read more
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Minda News
Family of OFW on death row going to DubaiGENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – The family of an Overseas Filipino Wo
Family of OFW on death row going to Dubai
Minda News / Posted 2 days ago
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 1 Sep) – The family of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from this city who is facing death penalty in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after being convicted last May of killing her employer will finally meet with her... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
OFW representatives to attend probe on balikbayan box inspection Mayen Jaymalin, The Philippine Star | 08/31/2015 10:44 AM MANILA - Leaders o
OFW representatives to attend probe on balikbayan box inspection
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 3 days ago
Mayen Jaymalin, The Philippine Star | 08/31/2015 10:44 AM MANILA - Leaders of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) groups will appear in the congressional probe into the Bureau of Customs... Read more
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The Manila Times
308 repatriated OFWs get OWWA assistanceAugust 30, 2015 9:47 pm BAGUIO CITY: The Overseas Workers Welfare Administrati
308 repatriated OFWs get OWWA assistance
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
August 30, 2015 9:47 pm BAGUIO CITY: The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) continues to provide assistance to overseas Filipino workers who are displaced because of political crisis in their... Read more
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Rappler
Paid paternity leave for male domestic workers in HKHONG KONG – Male Filipino domestic workers, mostly drivers, may not be aware of
Paid paternity leave for male domestic workers in HK
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
HONG KONG – Male Filipino domestic workers, mostly drivers, may not be aware of it, but they are now entitled to statutory paid paternity leave for 3 days. Hong Kong's Labour Department began implementing the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 on... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
TFC, DFA tie up for overseas voting push With the deadline for the worldwide registration for the 2016 elections comin
TFC, DFA tie up for overseas voting push
Manila Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
With the deadline for the worldwide registration for the 2016 elections coming to a close on October 31, The Filipino Channel (TFC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Overseas Voting Secretariat... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Balikbayan’ box rules in the worksA week after the Bureau of Customs (BOC) came under fire over Commissioner Albe
‘Balikbayan’ box rules in the works
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
A week after the Bureau of Customs (BOC) came under fire over Commissioner Alberto Lina’s directive for customs officers to open and inspect balikbayan boxes, the agency is now in the process of finalizing the guidelines on how to handle packages... Read more
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Rappler
Customs chief: ‘Amend law, modernize BOC’DIALOGUE. Bureau of Customs Chief Albert Line (center) and OFW Partylist Repres
Customs chief: ‘Amend law, modernize BOC’
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
DIALOGUE. Bureau of Customs Chief Albert Line (center) and OFW Partylist Representative Roy Seneres Sr listen to an OFW advocate's concerns. Photo by Adrian Portugal/ Rappler MANILA, Philippines - Amid calls for resignation and major reforms in his... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
BusinessFive hundred thousand pesos awaits the Filipino seafarer with the best start-up
Business
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 7 days ago
Five hundred thousand pesos awaits the Filipino seafarer with the best start-up business plan. This is an opportunity opened by the Department of Labor and Employment- National Reintegration Center for OFWs (DOLE-NRCO) and Integrated Seafarers of... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
OFWs remain skeptical‘No politics’ involved in stopping physical inspection of balikbayan boxes – Pa
OFWs remain skeptical
Manila Bulletin / Posted 9 days ago
‘No politics’ involved in stopping physical inspection of balikbayan boxes – Palace Despite President Aquino’s directive stopping the random physical inspection of balikbayan boxes, a coalition of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) groups and advocates... Read more
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The Manila Times
Palace no match to OFW powerAugust 25, 2015 11:54 pm by JOEL M. SY EGCO SENIOR REPORTER AND WILLIAM B. DEP
Palace no match to OFW power
The Manila Times / Posted 9 days ago
August 25, 2015 11:54 pm by JOEL M. SY EGCO SENIOR REPORTER AND WILLIAM B. DEPASUPIL REPORTER MALACAÑANG on Tuesday denied that fear of a political whplash was the reason why government caved in to an avalanche of... Read more
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Sun Star
Kris Aquino rushed to hospital, vows to take care of bodyKRIS Aquino has vowed to take care of her health after she was rushed to the ho
Kris Aquino rushed to hospital, vows to take care of body
Sun Star / Posted 9 days ago
KRIS Aquino has vowed to take care of her health after she was rushed to the hospital Monday evening due to sudden high blood pressure. The Queen of All Media took to Instagram to inform her supporters that she suffered a severe vascular headache... Read more
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Sun Star
Customs stops random physical check of balikbayan boxesTHE Bureau of Customs said Tuesday that there would be no more random physical
Customs stops random physical check of balikbayan boxes
Sun Star / Posted 9 days ago
THE Bureau of Customs said Tuesday that there would be no more random physical inspections of the balikbayan boxes of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said that this was in compliance with President Benigno... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace defends Lina despite Aquino halt in manual check of balikbayan boxesDESPITE President Benigno Aquino III’s order to scrap the new policy, Malacañan
Palace defends Lina despite Aquino halt in manual check of balikbayan boxes
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
DESPITE President Benigno Aquino III’s order to scrap the new policy, Malacañang on Tuesday defended the Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina against critics who decried his proposal to physically inspect balikbayan boxes. “‘Yung pagpapahayag ni... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Cayetano asks Customs: Go after the bigwigs, not OFWsSenate Majority leader Alan Peter Cayetano has an unsolicited advice for Bureau
Cayetano asks Customs: Go after the bigwigs, not OFWs
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 9 days ago
Senate Majority leader Alan Peter Cayetano has an unsolicited advice for Bureau of Customs Chief Alberto Lina. "Communicate better, but focus on the big fish. Show people that you mean business," Cayetano said in an interview at ANC's Headstart, a... Read more
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Sun Star
Customs stops random physical check of 'balikabayan' boxesTHE Bureau of Customs said Tuesday that there would be no more random physical
Customs stops random physical check of 'balikabayan' boxes
Sun Star / Posted 9 days ago
THE Bureau of Customs said Tuesday that there would be no more random physical inspections of the balikabayan boxes of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said that this was in compliance with President Benigno... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
OFW group calls for 'No Remittance Day' on Aug. 28MANILA – A group advocating for the rights and welfare of overseas Filipino wor
OFW group calls for 'No Remittance Day' on Aug. 28
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 9 days ago
MANILA – A group advocating for the rights and welfare of overseas Filipino workers has set August 28 as "No Remittance Day," following the Bureau of Customs earlier plan to implement random balikbayan box inspections. According to Migrante... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Customs told: Run after smugglers, not balikbayan boxesMANILA - Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday challenged Custo
Customs told: Run after smugglers, not balikbayan boxes
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 9 days ago
MANILA - Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday challenged Customs Commissioner Bert Lina to run after big-time smugglers instead of overseas Filipino workers and their balikbayan boxes. Cayetano's statement comes even after President... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Aquino orders BOC: Only suspect OFW boxes must be openedPresident Aquino on Monday ordered the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to refrain from
Aquino orders BOC: Only suspect OFW boxes must be opened
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
President Aquino on Monday ordered the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to refrain from opening “balikbayan” boxes, except when the boxes pose a threat to public safety. Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima told Inquirer business editors and reporters in a... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Noy stops random inspection of balikbayan boxesMANILA, Philippines - President Aquino stopped last night the random or arbitra
Noy stops random inspection of balikbayan boxes
Pilipino Star / Posted 10 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino stopped last night the random or arbitrary inspection of balikbayan boxes from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after it drew flak from various sectors. As a result of this, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) issued a... Read more
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Office of the President - Philippines
Pahayag mula sa Department of Finance at Bureau of Customs tungkol sa mga bagong patakaran para sa inspeksyon ng mga balikbayan boxMula sa Department of Finance, Bureau of Customs Kaninang hapon, nakipagpulong
Pahayag mula sa Department of Finance at Bureau of Customs tungkol sa mga bagong patakaran para sa inspeksyon ng mga balikbayan box
Office of the President - Philippines / Posted 10 days ago
Mula sa Department of Finance, Bureau of Customs Kaninang hapon, nakipagpulong ang Pangulo sa Kalihim ng Finance at sa Commissioner ng Customs. Idiniin ng Pangulo ang halaga ng balikbayan box para sa mga pamilyang OFW; ginagamit ito upang arugain... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
BOC: No more random checks on balikbayan boxesMANILA - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will no longer randomly open balikbayan bo
BOC: No more random checks on balikbayan boxes
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 10 days ago
MANILA - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) will no longer randomly open balikbayan boxes, the bureau announced Monday night. The BOC, in a press statement, said the decision was made after President Aquino met with Customs chief Alberto Lina and Cesar... Read more
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Coconuts Manila
PNoy orders BOC to have 'more defined protocol' for checking balikbayan boxes"Aquino, at the same time, told the BOC to 'establish a more defined protocol'
PNoy orders BOC to have 'more defined protocol' for checking balikbayan boxes
Coconuts Manila / Posted 10 days ago
"Aquino, at the same time, told the BOC to 'establish a more defined protocol' to clamp down balikbayan boxes that are being used for smuggling," report Nestor Corrales and Ben O. de Vera on Inquirer.net. In an interview with the Inquirer on Mon... Read more
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Office of the President - Philippines
DOF-BOC clarifies way forward on balikbayan boxes issueFrom the Department of Finance, Bureau of Customs The President met with the S
DOF-BOC clarifies way forward on balikbayan boxes issue
Office of the President - Philippines / Posted 10 days ago
From the Department of Finance, Bureau of Customs The President met with the Secretary of Finance and the Commissioner of Customs this afternoon. He emphasized that OFW families view the balikbayan box as an integral part of the family relationship... Read more
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Pilipino Star
PNoy orders Customs: Stop physical inspection of balikbayan boxesMANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III on Monday stopped the embatt
PNoy orders Customs: Stop physical inspection of balikbayan boxes
Pilipino Star / Posted 10 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III on Monday stopped the embattled Bureau of Customs (BOC) from conducting random physical inspections of balikbayan boxes. Aquino made the orders following his meeting this afternoon with Finance... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
PNoy halts random inspection of ‘Balikbayan’ boxes President Aquino disapproved Bureau of Custom’s random search rule on Balikba
PNoy halts random inspection of ‘Balikbayan’ boxes
Manila Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
President Aquino disapproved Bureau of Custom’s random search rule on Balikbayan Boxes. Government pushed for the use of X-Rays and K9 inspection. “First, there will be no random or arbitrary... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
HK authorities to investigate on Filipina OFW’s death HONG Kong authorities has yet to determine whether it was suicide or if there
HK authorities to investigate on Filipina OFW’s death
Manila Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
HONG Kong authorities has yet to determine whether it was suicide or if there was foul play involved in the death of a 47-year-old Filipino household service worker (HSW) who fell from a building... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
6 LGUs join POEA vs illegal recruitmentSIX local government units (LGUs) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with t
6 LGUs join POEA vs illegal recruitment
The Daily Guardian / Posted 10 days ago
SIX local government units (LGUs) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to formalize their participation in the battle against illegal recruitment and trafficking of persons. The... Read more
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Office of the President - Philippines
Government agencies sign joint manual of operations which provides assistance to Filipino migrant workersFrom the Department of Foreign Affairs The Joint Manual of Operations in Provi
Government agencies sign joint manual of operations which provides assistance to Filipino migrant workers
Office of the President - Philippines / Posted 16 days ago
From the Department of Foreign Affairs The Joint Manual of Operations in Providing Assistance to Migrant Workers and Other Filipinos Overseas was signed yesterday by the secretaries and representatives of several government agencies. This document... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
OWWA issues warning on loan scamsAdministrator Rebecca J. Calzado of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
OWWA issues warning on loan scams
Zamboanga Today / Posted 17 days ago
Administrator Rebecca J. Calzado of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is warning the public of a scam presently circulating throughout the OFW Community that asks OFWs to pay a certain amount in exchange of an availment of loan from... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
BusinessPASAY CITY -- Administrator Rebecca Calzado of the Overseas Workers Welfare Adm
Business
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 17 days ago
PASAY CITY -- Administrator Rebecca Calzado of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration is warning the public of a scam presently circulating throughout the OFW Community that asks OFWs to pay a certain amount in exchange of an availment of loan... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
BusinessThe Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the Overseas Workers Welfare A
Business
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 19 days ago
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to vigorously strengthen its pre-departure orientation seminars for the protection of Bacolod's Overseas Filipino Workers with working visas. The SP, in a... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Bacolod SP urges OWWA to push OFW pre-departure seminars The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the Overseas Workers Welfare
Bacolod SP urges OWWA to push OFW pre-departure seminars
Manila Bulletin / Posted 20 days ago
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod is requesting the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to vigorously strengthen its pre-departure orientation seminars for the protection of Bacolod’s... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
OWWA-9 calls on OFWs to pay membership fee in ZamboangaThe Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – IX is encouraging Overseas
OWWA-9 calls on OFWs to pay membership fee in Zamboanga
Zamboanga Today / Posted 20 days ago
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – IX is encouraging Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) on vacation to pay their contributions at the OWWA Regional Office in Zamboanga City located at 3rd floor, Goodwill Bldg., Mayor Jaldon St.,... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Pacquiao seeks inventory of pending cases of OFWsMANILA, Philippines - An inventory of pending cases of overseas Filipino worker
Pacquiao seeks inventory of pending cases of OFWs
Pilipino Star / Posted 21 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - An inventory of pending cases of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and the adoption of a protocol for prompt and efficient legal assistance to those detained and facing criminal charges are being sought at the House of... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Pacquiao calls for review of criminal cases vs OFWs Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao has called for an inve
Pacquiao calls for review of criminal cases vs OFWs
Manila Bulletin / Posted 21 days ago
Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao has called for an inventory of all pending cases involving Filipino migrant workers abroad even as he proposed the formulation and adoption of... Read more
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Philboxing
Pacquiao to grace Philippine Festival in JapanThe Philippine Festival highlights the best of Philippine culture, promotes cam
Pacquiao to grace Philippine Festival in Japan
Philboxing / Posted 23 days ago
The Philippine Festival highlights the best of Philippine culture, promotes camaraderie between Filipinos and Japanese; and brings closer together members of the Filipino community from various parts of Japan. The two-day cultural event gives... Read more
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Balita
Baldoz concludes successful Macau SAR visit with FilCom dialogue on reintegration August 11, 2015 5:07 am MANILA, Aug. 10 — Secretary of Labor and Emplopyment
Baldoz concludes successful Macau SAR visit with FilCom dialogue on reintegration
Balita / Posted 23 days ago
August 11, 2015 5:07 am MANILA, Aug. 10 — Secretary of Labor and Emplopyment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz concluded on Monday her two-day official visit to the Macau... Read more
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Coconuts Manila
Pinay gov't employee saves OFW from kidnapping in KuwaitGot a tip? Send it to us at manila@coconuts.co. Labor and Employment Secretary
Pinay gov't employee saves OFW from kidnapping in Kuwait
Coconuts Manila / Posted 27 days ago
Got a tip? Send it to us at manila@coconuts.co. Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has commended a female staff of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait for bravery in the line of duty after she subdued a... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Pinay saves fellow Pinay from kidnapping in KuwaitMANILA -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has commend
Pinay saves fellow Pinay from kidnapping in Kuwait
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 28 days ago
MANILA -- Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has commended a female staff of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait for bravery in the line of duty after she subdued a Kuwaiti employer who tried to kidnap his... Read more
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Philboxing
PACQUIAO PROPOSES LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROTOCOL FOR OFWsThe proposal was contained in a letter dated July 20 sent by Pacquiao to AGAP p
PACQUIAO PROPOSES LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROTOCOL FOR OFWs
Philboxing / Posted 30 days ago
The proposal was contained in a letter dated July 20 sent by Pacquiao to AGAP party-list Rep. Nicanor M. Briones, chair of the House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by Philboxing.com, was received by... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Protecting overseas Filipino workersLet me start by saying that our government, indeed our society, still has a lon
Protecting overseas Filipino workers
Manila Standard Today / Posted a month ago
Let me start by saying that our government, indeed our society, still has a long way ahead so we can be more strategic in deploying our human resources in a globalized economy. As someone who has been an OFW for nearly a decade and as a teacher of... Read more

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