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421-strong contingent sent to fetch OFWs in Middle East

The Philippine Navy (PN) deployed Tuesday a 421-strong contingent to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to assist in the repatriation of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East as tension remains imminent between Iran and the United States. President Duterte oversaw the deployment of the Naval Task Group 82 led by Captain Edward Ike de Sagon at […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoJan 14th, 2020

Trabaho para sa mga OFW mula Middle East, pinatitiyak

  HANNAH JANE SANCHO   NANAWAGAN sa pamahalaan si ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Yap na dapat mabigyan agad ng trabaho ang mga uuwing mga OFWs mula sa Iran at Iraq bunsod na rin ng naka-ambang total deployment ban. Ayon kay Yap, dapat ngayon pa lamang ay naghahanap na ng trabaho ang Department of Labor and Employment […] The post Trabaho para sa mga OFW mula Middle East, pinatitiyak appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

CAAP at ilang airlines, tutulong sa pagpapauwi ng OFWs mula Middle East

CHERRY LIGHT   TINIYAK ng Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines o CAAP kasama ng Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines at Air Asia ang pagtulong nito sa repatriation ng mga Pilipino mula sa Middle East na posibleng apektado ng tensyon sa rehiyon. Ayon sa CAAP sagot ng Cebu Pacific at Philippine Airlines ang libreng accommodation para sa mga […] The post CAAP at ilang airlines, tutulong sa pagpapauwi ng OFWs mula Middle East appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2020

Repatriated OFWs from Middle East may be redeployed to other countries – DOLE

MANILA, Philippines – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who will be repatriated from the Middle East may be redeployed to other countries like Canada and China.  On Tuesday, January 21, Bello told lawmakers this is an alternative option the government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

TESDA to Give Scholarships to Repatriated OFWs

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is ready to assist and provide scholarships to repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Middle East, Secretary Isidro Lapeña confirmed on Thursday. “TESDA is ready for the possible, untimely return of OFWs, numbering to thousands as reported. We will provide scholarships, including free assessment and certification,” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

US-Iran tension: Is there a policy to address the crisis

President Rodrigo Duterte during the send off ceremony of the two Philippine navy ships for the repatriation of OFWs in the Middle East. Photo from Presidential Communications Operations Office | R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

US-Iran tension: Is there a policy to address the crisis

President Rodrigo Duterte during the send off ceremony of the two Philippine navy ships for the repatriation of OFWs in the Middle East. Photo from Presidential Communications Operations Office | R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Two Navy ships bound for ME to repatriate OFWs sent off

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday led the send-off rites of two Navy ships that are headed to the Middle East which will be used for the repatriation of Filipinos there amid the tension between Iran and the United States, as he expressed hopes that the military troops will be “successful” in their mission......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

ABAP closely monitoring pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan ahead of Olympic qualifier

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) is closely monitoring the situation in Wuhan, China following an outbreak of pneumonia just weeks ahead of the Asia and Oceania boxing qualifier for this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Ed Picson, secretary-general of ABAP, said those from the host city and the participating countries are keeping their fingers crossed before the event is held Feb. 3 to 14. Picson told the PSA Forum at Amelie Hotel Manila on Tuesday that apprehensions remain despite a letter they received on Monday from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Task Force, saying, “no travel restrictions and extra measures are needed.” The IOC letter also said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined that “China has strong public health capacities and resources to respond and manage respiratory disease outbreaks,” and that the WHO does not recommend measures for travelers to Wuhan, which is 1,152 kms north of Beijing. Picson said a couple of countries have expressed willingness to take over the hosting of the Olympic qualifier, including Thailand and even the Philippines, which recently hosted the 30th Southeast Asian Games. “With our recent hosting of the SEA Games, we have the mechanics in place,” said Picson. However, he doubted if China would give up the hosting since it has other venues nationwide that can stage the multi-nation event. Chinese authorities have ruled out any relation to the deadly SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and MERS and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) to the new type of coronavirus that has struck Wuhan, as well as human-to-human contact as a way of transmitting the disease. If the event pushes through in Wuhan, Picson said the Philippine delegation would still take the necessary measures to ensure the safety of its boxers and officials. Picson said ABAP would field as many as eight boxers to the Asia and Oceania qualifiers, including five male and three female boxers, most of them gold medal winners in the recent SEA Games. They include entries in the men’s 52 kg, 57 kg, 63 kg, 69 kg and 75 kg divisions, and the 51 kg, 57 kg and 69 kg in the women’s side. Picson said the Asia and Oceania qualifiers is the best way for Filipino boxers to qualify to this year’s Olympics because of the number of slots being offered. In the men’s 52 kg, 57 kg and 63 kg and women’s 51 kg, six slots are at stake, including the four semifinalists and the two boxers that will lose to the eventual gold and silver medalists. The rest of the divisions will offer five slots to Tokyo. For those who fail in Wuhan and the three other continental qualifiers (the Africas, Americas and Europe), the World qualifying tournament in Paris in May will be their last chance.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Government keeps repatriation for OFWs open despite de-escalation of tension in Middle East

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government is still keeping its option open to repatriate Filipino workers in Iran and Lebanon even as tensions in the Middle East has calmed down between the United States and Iran......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 11th, 2020

Repatriation of OFWs in Middle East starts

The first batch of evacuees, totaling 14, were reported at the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq as of 9:00 a.m. on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2020

3 major airlines to help bring OFWs home amid US-Iran tension

The Philippine government said three major airlines will help in the possible repatriation of Filipino workers in the Middle East amid conflict between the US and Iran......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

3 airlines will help repatriate OFWs from the Middle East

3 airlines will help repatriate OFWs from the Middle East.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

BRP Gabriela Silang, Ready to Repatriate Ofws in Middle East – PCG

Even before reaching the Philippine waters after its commissioning to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) last year held in France, the 83.6-meter Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) named “BRP Gabriela Silang” is all-set for its first-ever mission – to repatriate Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in case hostilities erupt in the Middle East. BRP Gabriela Silang left […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

Only OFWs in Iraq who want to leave will be evacuated

Only Filipino workers who want to leave Iraq after tensions escalated in the Middle East will be repatriated by the Philippine government. The apparent shift from the previous order of President Rodrigo Duterte for the mandatory evacuation of all 1,640 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Iraq came about as the United States and Iran defused […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

BI naghahanda sa pagdagsa ng mga OFW mula Middle East

Manila, Philippines – Sinabi ng Bureau of Immigration (BI) na handa na sila sa posibleng pagdagsa ng overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) mula Middle East na maaaring i-evacuate sa kabila ng tensyon sa pagitan ng US at Iran. Sinabi ni Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente na inutusan na niya na ang lahat ng tauhan ng BI sa […] The post BI naghahanda sa pagdagsa ng mga OFW mula Middle East appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

DOLE looking for alternative markets for OFWs

With many Filipinos still reluctant to come home amid the brewing turmoil in the Middle East, the Department of Labor and Employment is now looking for alternative markets for overseas Filipino workers to be affected in case conflict erupts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Pro-US stance in Middle East tension could put OFWs at risk — labor groups

BMP called Duterte's pronouncements "premature, reckless and unilateral," saying the administration should instead practice diplomacy and neutrality......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Kidapawan gears for would-be displaced OFWs in ME

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 January) – The city government is preparing interventions for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East who might be displaced amid increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, an official said. Herminia Infanta, city Public Employment Service Office (PESO) manager said they can immediately facilitate jobs fair and job matching […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

DBM: Philippines has P1.82 billion for OFW evacuation from Middle East

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has enough funds to bring home overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Budget Assistant Secretary Rolando Toledo said in a briefing on Wednesday, January 8, that the Philippine government can access a total ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Duterte: Iran must protect OFWs; US troop transit OK

President Duterte has stressed the need for Iran to protect overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East and that he would allow the “transit” of US soldiers in the country should the tension and hostilities in Iran escalate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020