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New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were […]
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Asian American and Pacific Islanders more likely to be family caregivers

AARP releases first of three-part research series on AAPIs age 50+ WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to new report released today from AARP, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. […]
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Aquino tells APEC CEOs: “There is no better time to invest in the Philippines than now”

BEIJING, China (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III encouraged various potential investors on Sunday to do business in the country, underscoring that “there is no better time to invest in the Philippines than now,” given its steady economic growth. […]
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Fresh grads on job hunt need not pay fees for govt docs, says solon in bill filed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Fresh graduates applying for a job may no longer need to shell out money to get the requisite pre-employment documents from government if the bill filed by Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita Suansing becomes a law. Under House […]
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Senate urged to pass bill seeking P50,000 credit assistance to OFWs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Monday urged his colleagues to pass the bill providing P50,000 credit assistance to overseas Filipino workers. Angara said a similar bill has already been approved on second reading at the House […]
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Gov’t, private sector must work together to sustain growth of BPO sector: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government and the private sector must continue to work together to sustain the success of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, President Benigno S. Aquino III has said. The story of the BPO industry in the […]
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Reforms, infra devt, job generation are hurdles to inclusive growth – BSP Gov. Tetangco

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The road to inclusive growth is paved with good intentions… It is also punctuated by challenges in infrastructure, job generation and sustaining reforms – exactly what the Aquino administration must address in the less than two years […]
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1-M Filipinos join booming PHL outsourcing sector

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines’ booming outsourcing industry now employs a million people after growing almost tenfold in just over a decade, the industry association said Wednesday. Widely considered as second only to India, Philippine outsourcing is expected to earn […]
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Worker should leave abusive employer

Q. I’m a live-in caregiver who is new to this country. The employer who first hired me lost his job and was not able to pay my salary. I then sought the help of an agency who charged me $1500 […]
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Government aims to increase Filipino workers in Germany

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck to look into ways to increase the deployment of Filipino workers in Germany. Speaking to reporters in Malacañang on Monday, Foreign […]