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HOUSE MULLS PROBE ON OFW AIRPORT ARRIVAL WOES

The chairman of the House Committee on Transportation pressed the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the Department of Health – Bureau of Quarantine (DOH-BOQ) to determine the cause of the long lines of Filipino passengers and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the airports and address the problem immediately. Antipolo City 2nd District Representative […]

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DMW: NO OFW WILL RETURN HOME FROM SAUDI UNPAID

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) assured that there will be no more cases of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia returning home without getting their salaries. As the country resumes the deployment of workers to the Middle East, DMW Secretary Susan Ople said the Philippines and Saudi Arabia have inked deals to assure […]

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11TH OFW & FAMILY SUMMIT SET ON NOV. 18 – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar has invited Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their family to join the 11th OFW & Family Summit 2022 on November 18, 2022. The summit, with the theme, “BAGONG SIMULA SA SARILING BANSA,” will be held at The Tent, Vista Global South, C5 Extension Road, Las Piñas City. The summit will delve on […]

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DMW GIVES ASSISTANCE TO OFWS STRANDED BY PAENG

Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople said the Department of Migrant Workers (DMWs) has extended assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) stranded by airline cancellations caused by Tropical Storm Paeng. Ople also directed OWWA to identify the needs of OFW families displaced by “Paeng.” “We are continuously monitoring the impact of Typhoon Paeng on our OFWs […]

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HOUSE PANEL TACKLES OFW REMITTANCE BILLS

The House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs chaired by KABAYAN Party-list Representative Ron Salo held initial deliberations on House Bills 185, 1190, 2944, 3020, 4170, 4257, 4343, 4397, and 4469, which would protect the remittances of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “There are OFWs not informed by service providers on certain money-transfer fees and charges when […]

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DMW’S 1ST 100 DAYS: JOBS, BETTER SUPPORT FOR OFWS

More employment opportunities abroad, programs for children of migrant workers, and a quicker response time in the repatriation of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) round up the Department of Migrant Workers’ First 100 Days report, Secretary Susan Ople said. Based on data generated by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), around 255,429 Filipino workers were […]

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OPLE TO RECRUITERS: DON’T MAKE OFWS WEAR PPES

Acting on a directive from Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued an advisory against the requirements of certain agencies for migrant workers to wear full Personal Protective Equipment, or PPEs, while preparing to leave the country. She said the wearing of PPEs is not sanctioned by the department and […]

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OFWS IN TYPHOON-HIT JAPAN, QUAKE-HIT TAIWAN SAFE

Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan Ople ordered the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) in Japan and Taiwan to continue monitoring the conditions of OFWs and be ready to provide aid if needed. Ople also directed the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to be ready to extend assistance to OFWs in these two countries. The […]

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DMW READY TO AID OFWS IN QUAKE-HIT TAIWAN

Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople has ordered the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) to extend aid and support to Filipino workers affected by the 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Taiwan recently. Ople also directed the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) as well as other labor officials in Taiwan to provide her regular updates as the […]

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OFW DEPLOYMENT TO SAUDI RESUMES NOVEMBER – OPLE

The Philippines and Saudi Arabia have agreed to resume the deployment of Filipino workers to the Kingdom by the first week of November. The agreement was reached after several days of bilateral discussions between Philippine and Saudi officials led by Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople and Minister for Human Resources and Social Development Minister Ahmad […]