Covid-19 slows down OFW deployment to HK, Macao, Taiwan
The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) threat has affected the deployment of overseas Filipino workers, particularly new hires, to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on February 24, 2020. “Bumaba ‘yung mga bago (There are less newly-hired OFWs). (I think) they are also taking necessary precautions especially that they also got… (0 comment)

PH gov’t gives P80-M cash aid to OFWs affected by travel ban
The government has provided over PHP80 million worth of financial assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were stranded due to the travel ban imposed on China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak. “Statistics for BAP (Beneficiaries Availment Program) NCOV (Novel Coronavirus) Relief, as of February 19, 2020, 16:11… (0 comment)

PH hits 8.26-million  foreign arrivals in 2019
International visitors to the Philippines in 2019 reached 8.26 million, a 15.24 percent growth over 2018’s 7.16 million arrivals. Almost all months, except January, registered double-digit growth rates, the largest of which was August at 27.54 percent while December recorded the highest volume at 776,798. “This heralds a new milestone in the country’s tourism history,… (0 comment)

New law prioritizes assistance, reintegration of OFWs
Filipinos working overseas have been dubbed as the country’s modern-day heroes. The remittances that they give to families back home fuel household spending that help power the Philippine economy. Former Angkla Representative Jesulito Manalo, among the authors of a bill calling for the creation of the Office for Social Welfare Attaché to assist overseas Filipinos… (0 comment)

Opinion: The nation will survive without Kardo and Vice
NEITHER the impact of the cancellation of the Visiting Forces agreement nor the morbid threats of the nCoV were of any importance to ABS CBN from the moment Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a Quo Warranto with the Supreme Court last Monday. Suddenly there was a torrent of self-approbations from the network generously spiced with… (0 comment)

France opens expanded scholarship programs to Pinoys
The French Embassy in Manila announced on February 7, 2020, that it is expanding its scholarship program this year for Filipino professionals who would want to pursue their master’s degree and doctorate abroad. In partnership with the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology’s Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), the PhilFrance-DOST Scholarship program targets Filipinos working in… (0 comment)

DSWD launches Operations Center
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista led the launching of the Agency’s newly-established Operations Center (OpCen) at the DSWD Central Office in Quezon City, as part of the Department’s 69th Founding Anniversary culminating activity on January 29, 2020. The establishment of the OpCen, which is the first in the… (0 comment)