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SEPARATE OFW LABOR RELATIONS COMMISSION NEEDED TO HANDLE FOREIGN LABOR CASES ABROAD – REP. NOGRALES

A bill filed by Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles pushing for the creation of a separate agency to handle overseas labor cases was welcomed by a coalition of recruitment agencies. “It’s about time” said Alliance of Bonafide Recruiters for OFW’s Advancement and Development (ABROAD) Convenor Russel Garcia. “OFW cases involve foreign labor and immigration […]

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JICA CONDUCTS SURVEY TO IMPROVE TECHNICAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM — ABROAD

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), through its designated consulting firm IC Net Ltd, has recently started a survey for the improvement of Japan’s technical intern training program (TITP). The survey is in relation to Japan’s overseas development assistance (ODA) program aiming to provide support for the preparation, execution and follow-up of the TITP for foreign workers […]

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VILLAR GIVES ASSISTANCE TO 4 DISTRESSED OFWS

Four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including a survivor of the Marawi siege who experienced maltreatment while working abroad received livelihood assistance from Senator Cynthia Villar. In a meeting with Villar at the Senate, the OFWs each received a start-up kit for a sari-sari store (variety store)and financial assistance under the veteran legislator’s program for repatriated […]

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OVERSEAS COUNTERPART OF NLRC PROPOSED IN CREATION OF DOFW — ABROAD

An overseas counterpart of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) that will be integrated into the proposed Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW) should be seriously considered to handle labor cases of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) abroad. This according to representatives of ABROAD (Alliance of Bonafide Recruiters for OFWs’ Advancement and Development), a coalition of […]

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ABROAD REPATRIATES STRANDED SAUDI OFWS

Christmas came early for four distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stranded in Saudi Arabia, after a group of placement and recruitment agencies stepped in to arrange their immediate repatriation after the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia, relayed their appeal  to go home after suffering abuses at the hands of their former […]

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CREATION OF DOFW AN ‘INVESTMENT’ TO ADDRESS OFW CONCERNS — ABROAD

The creation of a separate department for overseas employment should not be considered an additional expense for government but a necessary investment to address the concerns of overseas Filipino workers (OFW’s) who remit billions of pesos every year. This was the response of the Alliance of Bonafide Recruiters for OFW’s Advancement and Development (ABROAD) to […]

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ABROAD EXTENDS ASSISTANCE TO DISPLACED OFWS, PARTNERS WITH GOV’T

Our country’s modern-day heroes, the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) should be treated like real heroes.    This, according to the Alliance of Bonafide Recruiters for OFW’s Advancement and Development or ABROAD, is why it is stepping up efforts to assist government in helping OFWs that have been displaced, as well as working with the Duterte […]

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OFW RECRUITMENT AGENCIES TO HELP GOV’T PASS EFFECTIVE DOFW LAW — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Monday said government would work with stakeholders involved in the training, deployment, and placement of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to help address the concerns of OFWs, stressing that the Duterte Administration has been supportive of initiatives to establish a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW) to focus on the issues […]

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ABROAD BACKS DOFW CREATION

The Alliance of Bonafide Recruiters for OFWs’ Advancement and Development (ABROAD), a coalition composed of recruitment agency associations, on Monday said it supports the creation of a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW), emphasizing the need for a line agency focused on the welfare and well-being of the country’s over 2 million overseas Filipino workers […]