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TAP P65-M REPATRIATION FUND FOR EVACUATION OF PINOYS IN MIDDLE EAST – VILLANUEVA

The government’s emergency repatriation fund lodged in the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) amounting to P65 million should be tapped to finance the mandatory evacuation of Filipino workers and migrants in the Middle East as tensions heighten between Iran and the United States, Senator Joel Villanueva said. Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, […]

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DUTERTE ORDERS CIMATU TO MEET WITH MIDDLE EAST OFFICIALS – PANELO

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a former special envoy to the Middle East, to meet with officials of the Gulf states and discuss the Philippines’ plan to evacuate Filipino migrant workers there, Malacañang said. The Chief Executive issued the directive during the 45th Cabinet meeting recently held at Malacañan Palace, said […]

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BRACE FOR ‘COLLATERAL DAMAGE’ AS US-IRAN TENSION HEATS UP — ACTS-OFW PARTYLIST

The Philippine government sees possible negative economic impacts as tension between the United States and Iran increases following the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike. This was according to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, as he warns of possible overseas jobs losses and hikes on oil prices. “Any eruption of […]