The Department of Social Welfare and Development on Tuesday said it has started coordinating with various local government units (LGUs) for the distribution of the Social Amelioration Package to help Filipinos during the coronavirus crisis. DSWD spokesperson Irene Dumlao said they started with the profiling using the social amelioration card, and LGUs are set to… (0 comment)

Customs-NAIA destroys 20 tons of unsafe forfeited goods
Customs officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on November 21, 2019, destroyed 20 tons of goods in Trece Martires, Cavite. In a statement, Port of NAIA district collector Carmelita Talusan said the condemnation proceeding is part of the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) efforts to decongest their storage facilities. It is also in line… (0 comment)

OWWA assures assistance to OFWs in sea tragedy
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is ready to extend assistance to an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who perished in the maritime incident off Iloilo Strait over the weekend. This was the assurance given by Regional Director Wilfreda L. Misterio of OWWA Western Visayas when she visited the wake of Claire Faith Segovia at the… (0 comment)

DSWD extends assistance to victims of capsized boats in Guimaras
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office VI, continues to reach out to the survivors and bereaved families of casualties of the three boats that capsized at the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait on August 3, 2019. The FO, in coordination with the Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), immediately… (0 comment)

Immigration blacklists 2 South Korean illegal recruiters
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported on August 7, 2019, the arrest of two South Korean nationals for attempting to facilitate the departure of 13 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) they illegally recruited to work in Malaysia. BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina recommended to Commissioner Jaime Morente to include the South Koreans, identified… (0 comment)

DFA chief wants visa-on-arrival privilege for foreigners removed
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. recently recommended the removal of visa upon arrival privileges for foreigners. Locsin’s proposal came following the remarks of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. that the influx of undocumented foreigners to Manila pose a possible security threat to the country. “We need to put an end… (0 comment)

PH government lifts suspension of Lotto games
President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension of Lotto operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Malacañang said on July 30, 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte lifted the suspension as per advice of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. “As per the advice of Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, the suspension of Lotto operations… (0 comment)