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The Manila Times
DOLE enhances program for displaced OFWsFebruary 11, 2016 9:04 pm THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said i
DOLE enhances program for displaced OFWs
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
February 11, 2016 9:04 pm THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said it will provide “improved and comprehensive” services for returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Middle East and South... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Programs readied for displaced OFWsMANILA, Philippines – Falling oil prices may cost Overseas Filipino workers (OF
Programs readied for displaced OFWs
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – Falling oil prices may cost Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) their jobs, and the government is preparing to absorb those who decide to return home for good. Programs are in place to allow returning OFWs to choose between local... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Kin of OFWs killed in Iraq fire assured of aidLabor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO LABOR Secretary Rosalind
Kin of OFWs killed in Iraq fire assured of aid
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO LABOR Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has directed the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) to facilitate the release of the death benefits and other assistance due the families of the 13... Read more
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Sun Star
Dole assures benefits for OFWs killed in Iraq fireTHE government assured Monday that all benefits due the 13 female overseas Fili
Dole assures benefits for OFWs killed in Iraq fire
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
THE government assured Monday that all benefits due the 13 female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who were killed in the Capitol Hotel fire in Kurdistan, Iraq last week, will be given to their loved ones. In an interview, Labor Secretary Rosalinda... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
DOLE-12 braces for return of OFWs from conflict-ridden Middle EastDOLE-12 braces for return of OFWs from conflict-ridden Middle East General San
DOLE-12 braces for return of OFWs from conflict-ridden Middle East
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
DOLE-12 braces for return of OFWs from conflict-ridden Middle East General Santos City – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 is bracing for the influx of returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from the Middle East in the... Read more
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Rappler
16th Congress adjourns: Which bills endorsed by Aquino did it pass?NEW HOPE. The house opens anew with its period of interpellation on the passage
16th Congress adjourns: Which bills endorsed by Aquino did it pass?
Rappler / Posted 6 days ago
NEW HOPE. The house opens anew with its period of interpellation on the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the second regular session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday, June 2. Photo by Ben... Read more
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Pilipino Star
14 Filipinos killed in Iraq hotel blazeMANILA, Philippines - Fourteen Filipinos were among the 19 people killed in a f
14 Filipinos killed in Iraq hotel blaze
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Fourteen Filipinos were among the 19 people killed in a fire that struck Capitol Hotel in Erbil in northern Iraq on Friday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed yesterday. Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
14 pinoys die in Iraq blazeARBIL, Iraq—A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish regio
14 pinoys die in Iraq blaze
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
ARBIL, Iraq—A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region killed 19 people and injured dozens more on Friday, officials said. Fourteen of the dead were from the Philippines, while three Iraqis, a Palestinian and another person... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
14 Pinoys die in hotel fire in Iraq’s Kurdish region A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region killed 1
14 Pinoys die in hotel fire in Iraq’s Kurdish region
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region killed 19 people, 14 of them Filipinos, and injured dozens more on Friday, Iraqi officials said yesterday. Authorities in... Read more
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The Manila Times
14 Pinoys killed in Iraq fireFebruary 6, 2016 10:55 pm ARBIL, Iraq: A fire at a hotel in the capital of Ira
14 Pinoys killed in Iraq fire
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
February 6, 2016 10:55 pm ARBIL, Iraq: A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Friday killed 19 people, 14 of them Filipinos. Dozens more were injured, officials said. The dead include... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Hundreds of OFWs to be repatriatedMANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of distressed overseas Filipino workers are awai
Hundreds of OFWs to be repatriated
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of distressed overseas Filipino workers are awaiting repatriation from various countries. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz yesterday said the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) in 18 countries are processing the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
OFWs not barred from going to Zika areasThe deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Brazil and 27 other Latin
OFWs not barred from going to Zika areas
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
The deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Brazil and 27 other Latin American countries affected by the mosquito-borne Zika virus continues despite the rapid spread of the virus blamed for brain damage in babies. Labor Secretary Rosalinda... Read more
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Punto Central Luzon
Punto! Central Luzon -“THE NINOY Aquino International Airport, we believe, is in a situation perhaps
Punto! Central Luzon -
Punto Central Luzon / Posted 9 days ago
“THE NINOY Aquino International Airport, we believe, is in a situation perhaps worse than EDSA. Delays in flights due to congestion of air traffic, resulting in untold opportunity losses, is already a regular occurrence. There is no option at hand... Read more
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Minda News
DOLE-12 opens “Assist WELL” center for OFWsGENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — The Department of Labor and Emplo
DOLE-12 opens “Assist WELL” center for OFWs
Minda News / Posted 9 days ago
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Region 12 opened on Wednesday an integrated processing center of various assistance for repatriated and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from the... Read more
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Rappler
Retrenchment looms over OFWs based in the Middle EastWARNING FOR OFWs. Will there be a massive retrenchment of OFWs in the Middle Ea
Retrenchment looms over OFWs based in the Middle East
Rappler / Posted 16 days ago
WARNING FOR OFWs. Will there be a massive retrenchment of OFWs in the Middle East because of plummeting oil prices? MANILA, Philippines – As the prices of oil per barrel continue to plummet, groups and advocates for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)... Read more
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Sun Star
Return of Toledo OFW’s body now a Davide-Garcia standoffTHE family of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Lotis Yu Camocamo, who died last O
Return of Toledo OFW’s body now a Davide-Garcia standoff
Sun Star / Posted 18 days ago
THE family of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Lotis Yu Camocamo, who died last October 2015 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, visited the Cebu Provincial Government yesterday to thank them for their offer to help bring her body back to Toledo City. Camocamo’s... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Senate approves bill reforming OWWA to protect welfare of OFWs Manila – The Senate approved on third and final reading on Monday a bill rede
Senate approves bill reforming OWWA to protect welfare of OFWs
Manila Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
Manila – The Senate approved on third and final reading on Monday a bill redefining the functions of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) as a national agency so it would... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
VP vows better OFW protectionVICE President Jejomar Binay promised significant measures and stronger law enf
VP vows better OFW protection
Manila Standard Today / Posted 27 days ago
VICE President Jejomar Binay promised significant measures and stronger law enforcement to protect overseas Filipino workers from human trafficking, saying there are thousands of OFWs become victims of illegal recruitment despite government’s effort... Read more
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Punto Central Luzon
Punto! Central Luzon -SASMUAn, Pampanga- Relatives of overseas Filipino worker Josielyn Panlaqui-Layu
Punto! Central Luzon -
Punto Central Luzon / Posted 30 days ago
SASMUAn, Pampanga- Relatives of overseas Filipino worker Josielyn Panlaqui-Layug appealed yesterday to Malacanang to help speed up her rescue from her employers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia amid fears for her safety. The Overseas Workers Welfare... Read more

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