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Plight of Filipino maids in Lebanon raises concerns over stranded workers , Lebanon News

Plight of Filipino maids in Lebanon raises concerns over stranded workers The Daily Star.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsMay 23rd, 2020

Plight of Filipino maids in Lebanon raises concerns over stranded workers Middle East Monitor

Plight of Filipino maids in Lebanon raises concerns over stranded workers Middle East Monitor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Plight of Filipino maids in Lebanon raises concerns over stranded workers

Plight of Filipino maids in Lebanon raises concerns over stranded workers Reuters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Second batch of repatriated OFWs arrives in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The more than 400 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who were stranded in Metro Manila for months, have arrived in Cebu City at around 3:15 p.m., this Saturday, May 23, 2020. The more than 400 Cebu residents disembarked from MV St. Michael of Archangel and MV Francis Xavier of 2GO at […] The post Second batch of repatriated OFWs arrives in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

More than 200 OFWs stranded in Cebu sent home

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With the combined efforts of different agencies in Central Visayas, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) stranded in Cebu during the community quarantine were able to return to their respective provinces. As of May 19, 2020, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Central Visayas (OWWA) said at least 274 out of 818 OFWs […] The post More than 200 OFWs stranded in Cebu sent home appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Backlog in testing a challenge in bringing stranded OFWs home

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Central Visayas (OWWA-7) has been working double-time to get Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) stranded in Cebu home back to their respective homes in other provinces and cities. Yet of the 818 OFWs, at least 500 are still stranded in the island, waiting for clearance to […] The post Backlog in testing a challenge in bringing stranded OFWs home appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

PB(A)BL: Christian Standhardinger adds to own hype with Hong Kong stop

Not all players take the same route going to the PBA, each player will have his own story to tell. This series will be about those who chose a different path, those who had to hustle overseas at one point in their careers before eventually landing in the PBA. Here, we take a look at current big-name PBA players who spent some time in the other major basketball league with Philippine teams in the region: the Asean Basketball League. They don’t have to play for a Filipino team, after all, the ABL is a great place where Filipino talents can shine even while playing for other countries. [Related: PB(A)BL: Like a Dragon, Matthew Wright brought fire in Malaysia's dream season] The penultimate entry to the series is about Christian Standhardinger and impressive season with Hong Kong Eastern.   Stop and Go Christian Standhardinger became one of the busiest basketball players in the region by the time he travelled to Manila in mid-2017 following his call-up to Gilas Pilipinas. The Fil-German forward became the national team’s de facto naturalized player during that year’s Jones Cup, FIBA-Asia Cup, and SEA Games. After Gilas was removed from medal contention in the FIBA-Asia Cup in Lebanon, Standhardinger left to join the SEA Games team in Kuala Lumpur. In between, Standhardinger found the time to sign with the ABL’s Hong Kong Eastern and make himself available for the PBA Draft (more on that later). Standhardinger officially debuted for Hong Kong Eastern on November 19 2017, scoring 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in a win against Alab Pilipinas. Hong Kong entered the 2017-2018 season as defending champions and with Standhardinger, the team obviously targeted back-to-back titles. Unfortunately, HK couldn’t keep its success against Alab. Despite taking home-court advantage, Hong Kong got swept in the semifinals by the Philippine team led by Justin Brownlee and Renaldo Balkman. Alab would go on to win the championship, beating Mono Vampire in five games. Standhardinger played a total of 22 games in his lone ABL season for Hong Kong, shooting 50 percent from the field for 22.5 points per game on top of 11.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 steals. He had his most productive outing in Thailand, posting 40 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, and five steals in a Hong Kong win over Mono Vampire.   Gilas to ABL to PBA Christian Standhardinger officially made his Gilas debut in July 2017 in the Jones Cup and would eventually help the team to a fourth-place finish. Exactly one month after his Gilas debut, it was reported that he would suit up for Hong Kong Eastern. In early September, Standhardinger declared for the PBA Draft and was taken first overall by the Beermen on October 29, 2017. The Draft became infamous as San Miguel made a deal with Kia to acquire the number 1 pick. The deal, approved by then PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa, caused enough controversy that the PBA Board actually separated into two separate factions. The deal also paved the way for Narvasa’s resignation and Willie Marcial stepping in to become the new PBA Commissioner. But back to Standhardinger, CS didn’t immediately join the Beermen as less than a month after the PBA Draft, the ABL season would start. After months of anticipation, Standhardinger finally debuted for San Miguel in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup but the Beermen failed to defend their mid-season title, losing to Ginebra in the Finals. Despite a rocky stint with San Miguel, CS would win two championships with the team in the 2019 season. But even as the Beermen went through all that trouble to acquire the rights to pick him first, Standhardinger only lasted four full conferences with the team. Standhardinger’s trade away from San Miguel made big news late in 2019, but the move pretty much “freed” the hard-working forward. With Northport Standhardinger led the Batang Pier to the Governors’ Cup semifinals, having a better finish than San Miguel. CS also won his first-ever Best Player of the Conference award after an incredible breakout performance for his new team.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

Cebuano News: 69 stranded OFWs manguli sa Caraga

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Mayo 1 -- Mahimong naay kabalaka nga ang moabot nga mga na-stranded sa Manila nga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) nga taga Caraga mahimong magdala sa kagaw sa COVID-19 sa Rehiy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Quezon City values its health workers

We write to address the concerns raised by Mr. Charlie V. Manalo in his column Naked Thoughts on April 16, 2020. The column raises the plight of the city’s health workers during these trying times......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

BSP opens forex facility for OFWs

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has opened a multi-currency exchange facility for overseas Filipino workers displaced and affected by the tension between the US and Iran as well as the public protests in Lebanon......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2020

116 stranded Cebuano OFWs in Luzon appeal for chance to come home to Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Over 100 Cebuano Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are now stranded in Luzon are appealing to the Cebu provincial government to let them come home. The group of Cebuano OFWs, who are appealing to be repatriated to Cebu, consists of 116 persons based on the list of persons and contact numbers […] The post 116 stranded Cebuano OFWs in Luzon appeal for chance to come home to Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2020

Philippines stops deployment to Lebanon

The government has temporarily suspended the deployment of Filipino workers to Lebanon, not because of the coronavirus disease 2019, but due to the deteriorating political and economic situation in the West Asian country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 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

Tap OWWA’s P65-M Repatriation Fund for Mandatory Evacuation of Pinoys in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon — Villanueva

The government’s emergency repatriation fund lodged in the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) amounting to P65 million should be tapped to finance the mandatory evacuation of Filipino workers and migrants in the Middle East as tensions heighten over the killing of a top Iranian military official, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, chair of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Gov’t addressing concerns of stranded Saudi OFWs

Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III is set to meet with representatives of stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) during his first official trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 21st, 2016

LGUs cooperate in bringing home LSIs,returning OFWs

BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 27(PIA) --In continuing efforts to expedite the return of the locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and overseas Filipino workers(OFWs) to be reunited with their famili.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News8 hr. 55 min. ago

Halos 3K OFWs umuwi sa probinsya sakay ng barko

UMABOT na sa 2,930 overseas Filipino workers na stranded sa Metro Manila ang naihatid sa pamamagitan ng barko. Ayon sa Department of Transportation ang mga OFW ay isinakay sa North Harbor Port Terminal sa Maynila at inihatid sa Cebu, Cagayan, Dumaguete at Butuan. Ngayong araw ay inaasahan din na aalis ang M/V St. Francis Xavier […] The post Halos 3K OFWs umuwi sa probinsya sakay ng barko appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 21 min. ago

HOMEBOUND

Wearing protective suits, government personnel assist the returning overseas Filipino workers upon arriving at the Laguindingan Airport in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental before going to their respective hometowns in Mindanao on Monday (May 26). Two sweeper flights flew in the 333 OFWs who were stranded in Metro Manila to Mindanao after spending more than two months following the declaration of enhanced community quarantine protocol in Luzon. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com).....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Virus Outbreak- Duterte orders his government to aid stranded workers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given his government a week to process about 24,000 repatriated Filipino workers stuck for weeks on cruise ships or in COVID-19 quarantine, so they can finally.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Duterte sa mga LGUs na hindi tatanggap ng OFWs: Magkakagulo tayo

NAGBANTA si Pangulong Duterte sa mga lokal na pamahalaan na hindi tatanggapin ang mga Overseas Filipino Workers matapos naman niyang bigyan ng isang linggo palugit ang mga kaukulang ahensiya ng gobyerno na mapauwi sa kani-kanilang probinsya ang 24,000 stranded na OFWs. “Ngayon, may mga siyudad na ayaw nilang tanggapin. You know, I’m ordering you to […] The post Duterte sa mga LGUs na hindi tatanggap ng OFWs: Magkakagulo tayo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Goma slams OFW repatriation process

TACLOBAN CITY – Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez has turned to social media to express his dismay over the process of bringing home to the provinces the 24,000 overseas Filipino workers who had remained stranded in Metro Manila. In a Facebook post yesterday, Gomez asked, “DILG, NHA, OWWA, what happened to all the protocols that […] The post Goma slams OFW repatriation process appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2020