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20 men bound to be undocumented workers stopped at NAIA

UNABLE TO present proper documentation, 20 men bound for Sao Tome and Principe were stopped on June 8 by Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The post 20 men bound to be undocumented workers stopped at NAIA appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJun 13th, 2018

Repatriation of PH workers from Kuwait under way

About 400 Filipino domestic workers are scheduled to arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) from Kuwait on Monday, as labor and foreign affairs officials prepare details of a deployment ban to the oil-rich country that President Duterte has ordered.   A group of 24 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) --- all of them domestic workers --- arrived at Naia Terminal 1 via Philippine Airlines Flight PR 669 around 6:40 a.m. on Sunday.   They were met by representatives from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs.   Undocumented workers &n...Keep on reading: Repatriation of PH workers from Kuwait under way.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

New tanim bala? Duterte wants NAIA report

President Duterte expects the management of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to submit its report on an alleged bullet planting or tanim-bala incident involving a passenger bound for Zamboanga City last Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

5 teens bound for Saudi Arabia intercepted at NAIA

Agents of the Bureau of Immigration on Monday prevented five teenagers bound for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from leaving the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Riyadh-bound teen ‘OFW’ intercepted at NAIA

A 17-year-old girl passing herself off as an adult woman so she could land a job abroad was intercepted by Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The girl, whose name was withheld for her protection and owing to her age, was intercepted at the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

The Philippines on Wednesday lifted its ban on migrant workers heading to jobs in Kuwait, capping a diplomatic row sparked when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer.The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Kuwait frees Filipino drivers in rescue

Kuwait officials agreed last night to release four Filipino drivers arrested last month for the rescue of distressed Filipino workers and allow nearly 600 undocumented Filipinos to return to the Philippines, Malacañang has announced......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

7 flights to Manila diverted to Clark due to bad weather

Several international and domestic flights bound for Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila were diverted on Tuesday evening due to bad weather. In an advisory, the Manila Internationa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Cash aid to displaced Boracay workers temporarily halted

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has temporarily stopped the financial aid to displaced workers of Boracay Island after exhausting its funds. But in an advisory early Saturday morning, DSWD-Region 6 announced that those who were scheduled to receive their assistance need not worry. “We have funds,” said DSWD-6 regional director Rebecca Geamala. […] The post Cash aid to displaced Boracay workers temporarily halted appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

WHAT WENT BEFORE: Arroyos on watch list under Aquino administration

On Nov. 15, 2011, then President Benigno Aquino III's administration stopped former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo, from boarding a Hong Kong-bound plane and leaving the country, despite a Supreme Court order allowing her to seek medical treatment abroad. Voting 8-5 on the same day, the high court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the administration's move to put Arroyo on its watch list. Asked if the decision of the Bureau of Immigration to stop the Arroyos from leaving despite a high court order giving them the green light amounted to a contemptuous act, then Supreme Court spokesperson Jose Midas Marquez said: "Yes, it...Keep on reading: WHAT WENT BEFORE: Arroyos on watch list under Aquino administration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Nearly 200 repatriated OFWs arrive from Kuwait

Some 190 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait was brought home by the government as part of the amnesty program of the Kuwaiti government, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday. According to Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy Elmer G. Cato, about 400 more OFWs would be repatriated under […] The post Nearly 200 repatriated OFWs arrive from Kuwait appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Saudi-bound nurses warned vs ‘Recto’ documents

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially nurses bound for Saudi Arabia, should ensure that documents provided by their recruiters a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Undocumented overseas filipino workers in Kuwait should apply for repatriation — Department of Foreign Affairs

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is urging the remaining undocumented Filipinos in Kuwait who want to go home to apply for the g.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

IN THE KNOW: What’s the ‘kafala’ system?

The "kafala" system lays down obligations in the treatment and protection of foreign "guests." Kafala means "to guarantee" or "to take care of" in Arabic.   The system serves a social purpose by emphasizing the temporary nature of migrant workers' presence in the country. As such, even if the worker lives in the country for a long time, he or she does not acquire citizenship rights, with its alleged negative impact on social cohesiveness.   Under the system, a migrant worker's immigration status is legally bound to an individual employer or sponsor ("kafeel") during the contract period. The migrant worker cannot enter the country, transfer employment nor leave the c...Keep on reading: IN THE KNOW: What’s the ‘kafala’ system?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Local council seeks probe into undocumented foreign workers in Boracay, Kalibo

AKLAN, Philippines – The alarming number of undocumented foreign workers in Boracay Island and the town of Kalibo prompted a legislative inquiry from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. On Monday, March 5, Aklan board member Nemesio Neron filed a resolution after he received reports of foreigners working without proper documentation from the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

POEA reiterates no direct-hire policy for domestic helpers

Labor officials on Monday reminded Filipinos seeking jobs abroad as household service workers that the government adheres to the no direct-hire policy. Malaysia has allowed employers to directly hire domestic workers from nine countries, including the Philippines. "Direct hiring of domestic workers bound for Malaysia shall not be allowed except for employers who are members of the diplomatic corps, international organizations and heads of state and government officials with the rank of at least deputy minister," said Bernard Olalia, administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). OEC issuance He said the Philippine Labor Office in Kuala Lumpur would...Keep on reading: POEA reiterates no direct-hire policy for domestic helpers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Distressed Pinoys in Sabah get DFA aid

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has assured thousands of undocumented Filipinos in Sabah of its continuing assistance. Migrant Workers Affairs Executive Director Atty. Raul Dado said more than 4,000 travel documents were issued last month to undocumented Filipinos in Malaysia paving the way for the repatriation of 1,000 Filipinos.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Good day for airport security: Pistol seized from LA-bound man, bracelet returned to local official

AVIATION Security Group (Avsegroup) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 arrested a man bound for Los Angeles after he was found carrying a 9-millimeter gun and recovered a gold bracelet that was reported missing at the Legazpi Airport. Chief Supt. Dionardo B. Carlos, Avsegroup director, said the pistol, loaded with 10 rounds [...] The post Good day for airport security: Pistol seized from LA-bound man, bracelet returned to local official appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

HRW: Philippines, Kuwait should fix gaps to prevent abuse of OFWs

MANILA, Philippines — Instead of imposing a total deployment ban on new workers bound to Kuwait, the Philippines should instead work with the Gulf nation to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Duterte to Lucio Tan: ‘I’m going to forever shut up’ on past tax liabilities

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday cleared business tycoon Lucio Tan of his past tax liabilities, saying he would "forever shut up" on the subject. His statement came after Tan, chairman and chief executive officer of Philippine Airlines (PAL), offered an additional plane to fly home repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFW) from Kuwait. "Mr. Lucio Tan, I'm going to shut up forever," Duterte said in his speech welcoming 150 distressed OFWs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Pasay City. "Wala ka na marinig sa akin na salita na di ka nagbayad." [You will no longer hear me mention that you did not pay.] The President was referring to PAL's P6 billion in ...Keep on reading: Duterte to Lucio Tan: ‘I’m going to forever shut up’ on past tax liabilities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Bello set to announce total deployment ban of OFWs in Kuwait

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is expected to announce on Monday a total deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers bound for Kuwait, according to Raul Francia, spokesperson of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). In an interview on Saturday, Francia said the DOLE secretary arrived at the decisionon Saturday, pursuant to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. According to Francia, what is presently in place is a suspension of the issuance of overseas employment certificates (OECs) to Kuwait-bound OFWs. "What the labor secretary issued before was a suspension of OEC processing, But this time, what the President wanted is a total ban on deployment," he said. ...Keep on reading: Bello set to announce total deployment ban of OFWs in Kuwait.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018