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Duterte personally welcomes arriving OFWs from Qatar

CLARK, Pampanga — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night welcomed 34 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who arrived home from Qatar for the holiday season. Source link link: Duterte personally welcomes arriving OFWs from Qatar.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

Duterte welcomes home over 100 OFWs from Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait who arrived in Manila the night before Valentine's Day got an early message of love from none other than President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte personally welcomed them at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Tuesday, February 13. "I'd ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

PH officials off to Kuwait to seek better OFWs protection

Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait on Thursday to seek better protection for migrant workers after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipinos in the Gulf state.   Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello told reporters on Wednesday that one of his deputies would lead the delegation, and that the officials would also stop in Saudia Arabia and Qatar to urge reforms.   Philippine officials are expected to primarily demand during the visit that Filipino workers be allowed to keep their cellphones and passports, which can be confiscated by employers.   The Kuwait trip comes after President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a total deployment ban o...Keep on reading: PH officials off to Kuwait to seek better OFWs protection.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Duterte welcomes repatriated OFWs from Kuwait

Duterte welcomes repatriated OFWs from Kuwait.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Duterte makes OFWs wait for hours, but makes up for it with cash, gifts

CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines – Some 60 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have worked for years in Qatar arrived Thursday, December 7, excited because no less than President Rodrigo Duterte was welcoming them back home. They, however, had to wait an extra two more hours. Their plane arrived on time as scheduled, but ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OF…

LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OFWs from Qatar to Clark, Pampanga. – 4 OFWs received I-DOLE cards – 8 OFWs received P50,000 each – 8 OFWs received P10,000 worth of appliances each – 5 OFWs received P3,000 worth of appliances each – 11 OFWs received special gift items (📷… link: LOOK: President Duterte leads distribution of Christmas gifts to 34 returning OF….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

TURNING POINT: Rodrigo Roa Duterte vs. the People of the World

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 27 April) – Tactlessness is the thoughtless way of hurting others without the slightest pre-knowledge and intention of harming oneself. Recently, after his speech upon arrival at NAIA from Qatar, President Duterte was reported telling OFWs who were around: “If you lose your job, I’ll give you one. Kill all [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

DSWD Welcomes Over 130 OFWs Brought Home by President Duterte

DSWD Welcomes Over 130 OFWs Brought Home by President Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 18th, 2017

‘Runaway’ OFWs returning with Rody from Saudi, Qatar

DOHA – President Duterte will bring home with him more than 150 Filipino migrant workers who availed themselves of the Saudi Arabian government’s amnesty for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2017

Duterte might seek pardon for 3 OFWs in Qatar jail

DOHA – President Rodrigo Duterte might seek pardon for three Filipinos who were sentenced to life imprisonment here for espionage, the Philippines’ ambassado.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2017

DOTr welcomes Duterte’s move to fire Asec. Mark Tolentino 

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) welcomedon Mondaythe decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to fire its Assistant Secretary for Railways Mark Tolentino. In a statement, the agency said that firing Tolentino was only right "due to questionable dealings and unfairly involving the first family with matters regarding the Mindanao Railway Project (MRP)." READ: Duterte fires DOTr Asec Mark Tolentino The DOTr also stressed that namedropping and seeking the assistance of Duterte, his family, or any other "influential individual," either for government projects or for personal gain, would "never be tolerated." "The DOTr, under the leadership of Secretary Arthur Tugade, does not...Keep on reading: DOTr welcomes Duterte’s move to fire Asec. Mark Tolentino .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte Orders Total Lifting of OFW Deployment Ban to Kuwait

Malacañang on Wednesday announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the full lifting of the deployment ban of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. “Upon recommendation of Special Envoy to Kuwait Abdullah Mama-o, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte tonight instructed (Labor) Secretary to totally lift the ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait,” Presidential […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

From bold promise to ‘publicity stunt’: The evolution of Duterte’s jet ski pledge

In the third presidential debate of the 2016 elections, Rodrigo Duterte boldly promised that he will personally ride a jet ski and plant the Philippine flag in the Spratly Islands or Scarborough Shoal and assert the country’s sovereignty amid China’s encroachment. Two years later in Aurora province, two government officials and the presidential son rode […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Deployment ban on skilled, semi-skilled OFWs to Kuwait lifted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered a partial lifting of the deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait that took effect last Feb. 9. Palace spokesperson Harry Roque said in an interview over Radyo Pilipinas on Tuesday that the lifting of the ban came after the signing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

OFWs hail easing of Kuwait deployment ban

Overseas Filipino workers departing from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as well as job recruiters hailed yesterday the decision of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III to recommend to President Duterte the lifting of the deployment ban on skilled workers to Kuwait after a new labor accord was signed by the two governments......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Labor group welcomes added benefits but worried over SIF sustainability

AN ORDER issued last week by the President increasing workers’ benefits has been welcomed by a labor group, but warned against the potential impact on the State Insurance Fund (SIF). President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed on May 8 Executive Order 54 (EO 54) increasing the benefits of disabled workers from the private sector and qualified […] The post Labor group welcomes added benefits but worried over SIF sustainability appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

President Trump welcomes 3 Americans freed by North Korea – CNN News

Under an American flag and dark night sky, US President Donald Trump personally welcomed home three American detainees Thursday morning […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Duterte’s ex-lawyer Edna Batacan applies for Ombudsman post

MANILA, Philippines – Lawyer Edna Batacan, legal counsel who once represented President Rodrigo Duterte, applied for the post of Ombudsman to replace the retiring Conchita Carpio Morales. Three well-informed sources from the judiciary confirmed to Rappler that Batacan personally applied with the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC).  Duterte, Mike ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Palace Welcomes Duterte’s Inclusion in Time Magazine’s Cover Photo

  Malacañang on Friday attributed the inclusion of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on the cover photo and top story of Time Magazine to his strong and decisive leadership. “Regardless of slant, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has demonstrated strong and decisive leadership – a quality appreciated by Filipinos as evidenced by the Chief Executive’s high satisfaction, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Philippines welcomes Kuwait overture in labor dispute

The Philippines on Tuesday welcomed an olive branch from Kuwait in a migrant labor row, days after its president, Rodrigo Duterte, announced a permanent ban on workers going to the Persian Gulf sta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Sister Patricia Fox says she’ll return

After spending decades helping the Philippines' poorest people, Australian missionary Patricia Fox is fighting deportation after drawing President Rodrigo Duterte's ire. The 71-year-old Catholic nun is due to be kicked out of the country by May 25 after the President personally accused her of political activism. Hopeful "I'm still hoping that somehow something will happen [to stop the expulsion]," she told Agence France-Presse in Manila. Fox said she would still like to return and resume her work. Fox was hauled off on April 16 to the Bureau of Immigration where she was informed of the allegations against her. The nun said she apparently angered the President by joining...Keep on reading: Sister Patricia Fox says she’ll return.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018