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DISPLACED SAUDI OFWS TO GET COMPENSATION – TULFO

Senator Raffy Tulfo is happy that the first batch of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) displaced by bankruptcies of Saudi Arabian firms several years ago have finally started receiving their insurance compensation. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. announced recently that over 1,000 cheques were already issued by the Saudi Arabian government to OFWs, as part of the […]

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DOT, DMW LAUNCH ‘BALIK BAYANI SA TURISMO’ FOR OFWS

Recognizing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) as indispensable contributors to the Philippine economy, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) formally launched the Balik Bayani sa Turismo program to boost opportunities for the modern-day heroes and their families. The Balik Bayani sa Turismo is a program of the DOT, in partnership […]

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WAGE HIKES FOR OFWS IN TAIWAN, HONG KONG – DMW

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) says thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan and Hong Kong stand to benefit from new wage orders starting the fourth quarter 2023 to January 2024. “We thank Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Labor Department respectively for enacting wage legislation that recognizes […]

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VILLAR FAMILY HOLDS 12TH OFW SUMMIT

Thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and members of their families gathered at The Tent in Las Piñas City for the 12th OFW and Family Summit. The theme of this year’s summit is “Masaganang Kabuhayan Para sa OFWs at Families.” The event kicked off with the ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Villar family. “It […]

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P7.4B OFW REMITTANCE ‘AT RISK’ AMID ISRAEL UNREST

The Philippines risks losing some P7.4 billion in cash remittances from thousands of migrant Filipino workers, mostly caregivers and private duty nurses, in the event of an escalation in the war between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas. “Our best estimate is that Filipino workers in Israel send to their families here in […]

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PROTECT OFWS IN ISRAEL AMID UNREST – BONG GO

Senator Bong Go has issued an urgent appeal to various government agencies, including the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), to conduct immediate action to account Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) affected by the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. As Vice […]

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HOUSE PANEL DISCUSSES RESCUE OF OFWS IN ISRAEL

The House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs chaired by KABAYAN Party-list Representative Ron Salo held a briefing with concerned agencies on the current situation of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Israel, as well as their ongoing evacuation and repatriation efforts. Salo conveyed his deepest sorrows and sincerest condolences to Filipinos who lost their loved ones […]

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LAPID FILES CREDIT ASSISTANCE TO OFWS BILL

To recognize their contribution to the country’s economy, Senator Lito Lapid is pushing for the establishment of a credit assistance program for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Lapid filed Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2390, or An Act Establishing a Credit Assistance Program for Overseas Filipino Workers, which allows qualified OFWs to avail themselves of a loan […]

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TULFO LAUDS SONA FOCUS ON OFWS, ENERGY SITUATION

Senator Raffy Tulfo commended President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) where he discussed, among others, the plight of OFWs and seafarers, as well as the country’s energy situation. Tulfo, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Energy and Committee on Migrant Workers, said he is satisfied with the President’s […]

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PADILLA GRATEFUL TO UAE FOR PARDON OF 3 OFWS

Senator Robin Padilla expressed thanks for the pardon granted to three convicted overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in observance of Eid Ul-Adha. Padilla filed Senate Resolution 665, expressing the Senate’s appreciation for the pardon by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and in recognition of the efforts of […]