Russia eyes bilateral labor agreement with PH
Russia has expressed interest to enter into a bilateral agreement with the Philippines on the deployment of migrant workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on March 6, 2021. “We received a communication from the Russian government that they are willing to enter into a bilateral agreement with the government of the Republic… (0 comment)

PH travel ban expands to 19 countries over new Covid-19 strain
The Philippines on December 29, 2020, banned “all foreign travelers” from the United Kingdom (UK) and 19 other countries and areas from entering the country following reports of a new strain of coronavirus found in the UK. In a memorandum issued by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the extension of the temporary… (0 comment)

OFWs urged to stay vigilant vs. new coronavirus strain
An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMIP) on December 28, 2020, reminded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to remain vigilant against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “Let us remember and accept that this Covid-19 is not stopping, and not slowing down. There is much danger of… (0 comment)

New Subic Freeport Expressway opens to motorists from Dec. 28 to Jan. 15
The new and expanded section of the 8.2-kilometer Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) will be opened temporarily from December 28, 2020, until January 15, 2021, to serve motorists coming in and out of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone during the holiday season. Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority… (0 comment)

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)