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GROUP LAUDS REPATRIATION OF OFWS FROM UKRAINE

A party-list group representing Filipino seafarers lauded the Duterte administration for its measures focusing on the protection and safety of overseas Filipinos, especially those affected by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Marino Representative Sandro Gonzales commended the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and the Philippine […]

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MATCH SKILLS OF OFWS WITH LOCAL JOBS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva called for an inventory of skills of thousands of overseas Filipinos being repatriated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, urging the government to match the available talent with the existing demand of the labor market. Touted as the largest repatriation of Filipinos since the Gulf war in the 1990s, Villanueva said it was […]

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FILIPINO STUDES REPATRIATED FROM ISRAEL – DE VERA

Two hundred sixty Filipino student interns from 30 state universities and colleges (SUCs) who are under the Student Internship Abroad Program (SIAP) in Israel have been safely repatriated to the Philippines through the joint effort of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Department of Transportation (DOTr). The student interns […]

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BERTIZ TO GOV’T: RESCUE, REPATRIATE MIGRANT WORKERS STRANDED BY PANDEMIC

Reacting to reports that some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) abroad have resorted to scavenging for food or to selling blood just to survive the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Deputy Director General John Bertiz is appealing for swift action from the concerned government agencies. “It saddens me to learn […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO SENATE: PASS BILL ON DEPARTMENT OF OFW

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte has proposed twin measures for the long-term benefit of the country’s 10 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), quite a number of whom remain stranded in Metro Manila or in their host-countries because of the failure of the concerned agencies to repatriate them  at once in the midst of the coronavirus-induced health […]

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CASTELO TO IATF: REPATRIATE 16,000 OFWS WITH TICKETS, EXIT VISAS ASAP

Quezon City Rep. Precious Castelo today urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) against COVID-19 to arrange for the immediate repatriation of up to 16,000 stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are ready to go home. Based on testimonies given to the House committee on public accounts on Friday, Castelo said these OFWs “have plane tickets, […]

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OPEN CLARK, SUBIC, MACTAN AIRPORTS TO ALLOW MORE UAE OFWS TO COME HOME – GORDON

Empathizing with the plight of hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates, most of whom are already unemployed and stranded there for months, Senator Dick Gordon is pushing for more passenger flights to bring them home. Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross wrote to the Inter-Agency Task Force […]

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PUSH FOR MORE FAVORABLE WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR OFWS – VILLAR

Five Filipina mothers who suffered abuse and maltreatment while working abroad were repatriated to the Philippines and were given livelihood assistance. Senator Cynthia Villar, who coordinated with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for their immediate repatriation, met the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Senate and provided […]

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OFWs REPATRIATED FROM LIBYA TO GET GOV’T AID – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara urged government to guarantee the safety and security of all Filipinos in Libya amid escalating military tensions there, as he appealed to workers in the North African country to heed the call of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) for their voluntary repatriation to the Philippines. “We are appealing to all […]