40 stranded Pinoys repatriated from Indonesia
A total of 40 stranded Filipinos were brought home from North Sulawesi, Indonesia, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). In a press release issued on October 22, 2020, the DFA said the repatriation was made possible through the efforts of the Philippine Consulate General in Manado, in coordination with the Philippine embassy in… (0 comment)

Gov’t sets P1-billion college scholarship fund for 30K OFW children
More than 30,000 college students who are dependents of repatriated, displaced, and deceased overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are set to benefit from a P1-billion scholarship fund to be rolled out by the government this year. This was announced by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III after signing a memorandum of agreement on the provision of educational… (0 comment)

OWWA allots P400-M education aid qualified OFWs children
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has allocated PHP400 million in educational assistance for children of qualified overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the program, dubbed as Project EASE (Educational Assistance through Scholarship in Emergencies), aims to provide educational aid to qualified college-level… (0 comment)

Gov’t repatriates over 96K OFWs during Covid-19 crisis
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the government has facilitated the repatriation of more than 96,000 distressed overseas Filipinos since the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic broke out. “Since the outbreak of the Covid-19, the DFA has been working day in, day out to assist our overseas Filipinos following the instruction of President Duterte… (0 comment)

DFA honors 88 deceased OFWs from Saudi Arabia
The Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. honored the 88 deceased overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose remains have returned home from Saudi Arabia at the heroes’ welcome held at the Villamor Air Base on July 20, 2020. Locsin offered his condolences to the families of the deceased OFWs and recalled their sacrifice for… (0 comment)

The Department of Finance (DOF) in partnership with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank), launched the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank) as a digital-only, first branchless Philippine government bank that allows clients to complete banking transactions anytime and anywhere across the globe. The OFBank virtual launch was streamed live on the Facebook Pages of OFBank… (0 comment)

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has launched the “Uwian Na” portal that aims to help Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who wish to return to their respective hometowns under the “Balik-Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” program of the government. According to OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, OFWs who have tested negative for the Corona Virus Disease 2019… (0 comment)

Guidelines set for donations for PH’s Covid-19 response
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has imposed new guidelines with regard to donations that will help the Philippines step up its fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a Palace press briefing on Wednesday, Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles said the IATF-EID has designated the Office of Civil… (0 comment)

OFWs, balikbayans, foreigners allowed to leave PH anytime
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), balikbayans, and foreigners are allowed to leave the Philippines anytime despite the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, a Palace official said late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020. In a Palace press briefing, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said these groups will only have to show proof of international travel. “OFWs, balikbayans, and foreign… (0 comment)

Muntinlupa City to establish OFW Help Desks
Muntinlupa City local government is set to establish overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) help desks to promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers and their families in their locality. The City Government of Muntinlupa partners with the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Technical… (0 comment)