PH Embassy in Singapore ready to protect OFWs
The Philippine Embassy in Singapore assured Filipinos working in neighboring Southeast Asian countries that its office will be ready to accommodate them in times of distress. “As I said, we, the Philippine embassy is open, our doors are open to any suggestion or feedback that our kababayans may have and that we have a very… (0 comment)

DOLE finds job opportunities in Russia for Filipino workers
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has started to craft an agreement to explore job opportunities in Russia for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The agency formed a technical working group (TWG) which would facilitate the creation of job deal between Russia and the Philippines. “Negotiations with Russian Federation are ongoing and Russia is one… (0 comment)

OFW deal with Kuwait to be signed before Ramadan – Cayetano
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the welfare of Filipinos working in Kuwait is expected to be signed in the Philippines before Ramadan. This was disclosed by the Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano after addressing the issue of “illegal rescue operation” of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait.… (0 comment)

Russia, China to embrace more Pinoy workers
Filipinos aiming to work abroad may find their way to Russia and China, a government official said. Bernard Olalia, head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, said this was in line of the Duterte administration’s vision to find more destinations for Filipino workers. “Russia is opening their market for the first time to the Philippines,”… (0 comment)

PH-Saudi joint conference to strengthen welfare of OFWs
A three-day conference aimed at identifying the problems and to intensify the protection of Filipinos abroad is being held in Olongapo City. The Joint PH-KSA Industry Conference on the Welfare and Protection of OFWs is organized by the Philippine Recruitment Agencies Accredited to Saudi Arabia (PRAASA), a known organization for Philippine recruitment agencies. Its president… (0 comment)

Social enterprises solution to fight poverty
Social enterprises are being pushed to help underprivileged Filipinos improve their living conditions. Enchanted Farm, Gawad Kalinga’s avenue to promote social enterprises, has been guiding former slum dwellers in learning how to make small businesses, such as Peanut butter making and plush toys, in its Bulacan-based site. “The poor do not have many options for… (0 comment)

More Pinoy English teachers in China soon
A deal allowing the deployment of more Filipino English teachers in China is expected to be inked by the two nations. Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana disclosed to reporters this agreement will be one of the bilateral deals to be signed during President Rodrigo Duterter’s visit to China for his attendance at… (0 comment)

DOLE expects more regular Jollibee employees
Fastfood giant Jollibee is expected to comply with the government’s order to regularize its workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the agency expects more regular employees after the DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR) ordered Jollibee last April 4 to fix the employment status of its more than… (0 comment)

DBM OKs 75k new teaching positions
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the creation of more than 75,000 new teaching positions as part of the Duterte administration’s vision to address the mentor shortage in public schools across the Philippines. These new positions will be deployed starting school year 2018 to 2019, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said in a… (0 comment)

DOLE orders Burger King to regularize 704 workers
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has ordered fast food giant Burger King to regularize its 704 workers amid reports of several violations of general labor law and standards. DOLE on March 28 mandated Burger King to give workers from its 44 branches in Metro Manila a regular employment status. This was following the… (0 comment)