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Ban collection of fees from OFWs as travel precondition

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Why demand unnecessary fees and make travel more difficult for our financially hard-pressed workers seeking employment abroad?” a party-list lawmaker bewailed. OFW Family Party-list Rep. Roy Señeres is pushing for the passage of the proposed “OFW Travel...
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OFWs vulnerable to nuclear terrorism, Binay warns ahead of world nuke summit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – It does matter that the Philippines does not have nuclear weapons nor operate nuclear power plants; millions of Filipinos – particularly those working abroad – are vulnerable to any act of nuclear terrorism. This was the warning of Vice President...
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PHL Consulate General Signs Alliance with Texas Department of Labor’s OSHA

Los Angeles  - Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega signed an “Arrangement Establishing an Alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Texas Area Offices and the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles” on 03...
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DOLE chief: Govt not ‘renting out’ OFWs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz clarified on Monday that the government does not plan on signing any agreement that will in effect “rent out” overseas Filipino workers (OFW). “I think the word rent is not the appropriate term. We will never negotiate anything...
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Subic firm supplies world-class shelters for “Yolanda” victims, relief crew

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT (Mabuhay) – A Subic-based company is also helping rehabilitate areas devastated by super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) by constructing strong, light-weight tents for use by both victims and relief workers. Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Roberto...
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OFWs allege abuse in Saudi immigration crackdown

MANILA (AFP) – Thirty Filipino workers expelled from Saudi Arabia returned home Monday and alleged they were abused amid a crackdown on illegal migrants there. They were among an estimated 6,700 Filipino workers stranded in parts of the oil-rich Middle Eastern kingdom where an...
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Philippine Consulate General Signs Cooperative Agreement with US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division

Los Angeles, 28 October 2013. – An alliance agreement signed today by the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (US DOL WHD), Western and Southwest Regional Offices, aims to educate Filipino workers, both legal...
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Malacañang says Taiwan will provide additional security to protect Filipinos

The Taiwan government intends to provide additional security to protect Filipinos in Taiwan amid reports of assault and discrimination against Filipino nationals staying there, a Palace official said on Monday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a press...
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VP Binay asks Taiwan to lift hiring ban vs Pinoy workers

MANILA, May 16 (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday appealed to the Taiwan government to lift the freeze hiring of Filipino workers, saying they should be spared from the tension between the two countries. “I appeal to the government of Taiwan to lift...
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8 Filipinos Held for Overstaying in Turks & Caicos on Way Home

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Eight Filipino workers held for almost three weeks in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean for immigration violations should now be in Manila following their release by authorities in the British territory, the Philippine Embassy said today. Ambassador...
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