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OWWA, OFWs mark Migrant Workers Day

By: Lorenzo O. Lambatin Jr. Share BACOLOD City – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office 6 marked the Migrant Workers Day 2018 with a two-day affair on June 7-8 here, which was attended by more than 65 migrant workers and their kin. OWWA-6 Regional Director Wilfreda Misterio said the activity commemorated the signing into […] The post OWWA, OFWs mark Migrant Workers Day appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

OWWA, OFWs, kins mark Migrant Workers Day

BACOLOD CITY, June 11 (PIA6)-The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office 6 marked the Migrant Workers Day 2018 in a two-day affair, held June 7-8 here, attended by more than 65.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

OWWA, OFWs, kins mark Migrant Workers Day

BACOLOD CITY, June 11 (PIA6)-The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office 6 marked the Migrant Workers Day 2018 in a two-day affair, held June 7-8 here, attended by more than 65.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

700 OFWs, family members celebrate Migrant Workers Day

BAGUIO CITY, June 18 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration(OWWA) - Cordillera Administrative Region treated over 700 Overseas Filipino Workers, returnees and family members to a day of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

700 OFWs, family members celebrate Migrant Workers Day

BAGUIO CITY, June 18 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration(OWWA) - Cordillera Administrative Region treated over 700 Overseas Filipino Workers, returnees and family members to a day of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

OWWA exec defends ban of OFWs to Kuwait

    Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio defended on Thursday the government's order to totally ban the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait amid harrowing reports of migrant workers being abused by their employers.   Ignacio said he was ready to be slapped on the face by people furious over the decision and explain to them that not all OFWs are covered by the order.   "At para sa mga nakakaalala, pinost ko po sa aking page. Kasi yung iba nung nagpost ako tungkol sa ban, gusto nila akong sampalin. O, ibibigay ko pa yung kabilang pisngi ko. Pero bago niyo ko sampalin, nakasulat doon...Keep on reading: OWWA exec defends ban of OFWs to Kuwait.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 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

OWWA asked to expedite release of cash assistance to stranded OFWs

A migrant workers advocate group urged the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) yesterday to release the implementing rules and regulation (IRR) that will facilitate the release of cash assi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

OWWA asked to expedite release of cash assistance to stranded OFWs

A migrant workers advocate group urged the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) yesterday to release the implementing rules and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

OFWs to receive digital literacy, business training from Facebook

MANILA, Philippines – Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can now take advantage of digital literacy and online business trainings from social media giant Facebook starting July. On Thursday, June 7, Facebook and the Overseas Workers' Welfare Administration (OWWA) formalized a partnership during the agency's World Migrants' Day event in Pasay City. Clair Deevy, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Slain OFW laid to rest today

ILONGGO migrant worker Angelo Claveria, who was killed in South Korea, will be laid to rest today, June 1, 2018, at his hometown in Cabatuan, Iloilo. The requiem mass will start at 2 p.m. to be followed by his interment at the Cabatuan public cemetery. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac will […] The post Slain OFW laid to rest today appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Despite weak peso, March remittances hit 15-year low

Cash sent by Filipino migrant workers declined sharply in March, posting the largest monthly contraction in overseas Filipino workers' (OFWs) remittances in about 15 years, the Bangko Sentral.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

62 OFWs undergo entrepreneurship training from OWWA 12

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 8 (PIA) -- Some 62 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and OFW dependents who aspire to engage in their own business joined the Enhanced Entrepreneurial Development Tr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

62 OFWs undergo entrepreneurship training from OWWA 12

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 8 (PIA) -- Some 62 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and OFW dependents who aspire to engage in their own business joined the Enhanced Entrepreneurial Development Tr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Why some people miss former DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario

The jobs of around 260,000 Filipino migrant workers in Kuwait could be in jeopardy following increased diplomatic tensions due to controversies surrounding rescue efforts for distressed OFWs. Recently, people aired on social media how much they miss former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, who, during his tenure from 2011 to 2016, led the repatriation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Migrante blasts PHL rescue of OFWs in Kuwait

Migrante International on Saturday hit the Philippine government’s recent rescue of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Kuwait, saying it only worsened the situation of already distressed migrant workers in the Arab country. Source link link: Migrante blasts PHL rescue of OFWs in Kuwait.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Duterte says gov’t seeking end to abuses vs OFWs

DAVAO CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday reiterated that the government was doing everything it could to put an end to abuses against Filipino migrant workers in the Middle East. The President gave the assurance to Fahima Alagasi, the Filipino maid who suffered serious injuries in 2014 when her employer's mother poured boiling water on her, during their meeting here, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go said. Go said the President told Alagasi, a native of Pikit, North Cotabato province, that he was not blaming migrant workers for what they were going through in the Middle East because they had been driven there by poverty. Assurance of help But w...Keep on reading: Duterte says gov’t seeking end to abuses vs OFWs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

House bill pushes for handbook on OFW rights and reintegration

                A substitute bill that aims to produce a handbook on the rights and responsibilities of migrant workers has been approved by the House committee on overseas workers affairs.   Authored by Rep. Rogelio Pacquiao, the proposed "Handbook for OFWs Act of 2018," aims to empower overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by making them aware of the benefits and drawbacks of working overseas.   The bill, which seeks to amend Republic Act No. 8042 or the "Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995," also complements the worker education programs of various agencies.   Also contained in t...Keep on reading: House bill pushes for handbook on OFW rights and reintegration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Come home, Labor chief woos OFWs

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd has reiterated his call on Filipino migrant workers, particularly those in the Middle East, to return home for good and take advantage of thousands of locally available job opportunities amid existing political and economic difficulties in some Gulf countries. In an administrative order, Bello ordered the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration [...] The post Come home, Labor chief woos OFWs appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 4th, 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

More Filipino workers to come home from Kuwait – OWWA

ABOUT 250 Filipino workers from Kuwait are expected to arrive today, Wednesday, according to The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). This is the third batch of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to come home after the Philippines banned the deployment of OFWs to the Gulf state because of allegations of abuse by Kuwaiti employers. President Rodrigo Duterte [...] The post More Filipino workers to come home from Kuwait – OWWA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018