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OFW INSURANCE BILL GETS HOUSE OK – CAMPOS

The House of Representatives approved on final reading the measure seeking to expand the coverage of compulsory insurance for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). With 180 affirmative votes, six negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 10802, which seeks to amend the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995 […]

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KIDAPAWAN CITY AWARDS HOUSES TO OFW FAMILIES

The National Housing Authority (NHA) and the city government of Kidapawan have awarded 179 housing units to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) under the “OFW Pabahay Project”. Mayor Joseph Evangelista said the P57.5 million project intends to shelter the families of OFWs whose houses were destroyed in the series of tremors that hit the province in […]

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UKRAINE CRISIS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR PH – MORENO

Presidential aspirant Mayor Isko Moreno said what is happening in Ukraine should be a wake-up call for the Philippines. In his sortie in Bataan, Moreno said the country should always be prepared for any eventuality. “Ang paghahanda ang importante lalo na ang posibleng mangyari na hindi naman natin pinapangarap o iniisip na mangyari pero maigi […]

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PROTECT COVID-INFECTED OFWS IN HK – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva was alarmed by reports of employers in Hong Kong who terminated the contracts or abandoned their Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who tested positive for COVID-19. Villanueva called on the Department of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Workers Welfare Authority, and Department of Labor and Employment for the immediate verification and response to these reports. […]

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DMW TO BETTER ADDRESS OFW CONCERNS – NOGRALES

“Republic Act No. 11641 which creates the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is a priority legislative measure of the Duterte administration which fully recognizes the sacrifices made by our modern-day heroes, our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The President signed it into law last December 30, 2021 to better address the needs and concerns of our […]

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PANGILINAN TO OFWS: INVEST IN AGRICULTURE

As the future remains uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Kiko Pangilinan urged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to invest in agriculture and fisheries, and help feed the country’s hungry. “Sa mahigit na isang dekada kong pagsasaka marami akong nakausap na mga OFW na ang gusto pagka-retire at bumalik sa bansa ay mag-full-time farming. Kung […]

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TAKE ONLINE TESDA COURSES: QUARANTINED OFWS URGED

Senator Dick Gordon has urged the estimated 9,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are currently under strict quarantine or isolation to keep their patience and their minds occupied towards self-improvement. Gordon, who is known as a man of action, suggested returning OFWs to join in Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) online courses which […]

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VILLANUEVA LAUDS NEW DEPARTMENT FOR OFWS

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the signing of Republic Act No. 11641 creating the Department of Migrant Workers, which seeks to improve the services given to millions of overseas Filipino workers by consolidating all government offices and agencies scattered across the bureaucracy under one roof. “Today, December 30, the day we honor one of the great […]

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DOT LAUNCHES WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE FOR BALIKBAYANS

Big discounts and great deals from airlines, accommodation establishments, tour operators, and travel agencies await Balikbayans who will come home to the Philippines this season as the Department of Tourism (DOT) launches the balikan.ph website.  The website is a one-stop site for Balikbayan-exclusive promos with as much as 50 percent discount on hotel and resort rates and […]

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DEPARTMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS GETS SENATE OK

The Senate stamped its approval on the bill creating the Department of Migrant Workers, in a major advance for legislation the administration has pushed as an urgent measure. Senator Joel Villanueva, chairman of the Senate labor committee, hailed the passage on 3rd and final reading of Senate Bill No. 2234, which organizes the proposed Department […]