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Labor officials estimate that some 500,000 overseas Filipino workers may be out of work by the end of August
Despite earlier guidelines allowing health workers with existing contracts to leave the country, nurses say they are still unable to return to their jobs over the lack of overseas employment certificates signed as of March 8
The government's coronavirus task force says the Department of Health will also facilitate the emergency hiring of health workers to assist in caring for the increasing number of coronavirus patients
The President still needs to approve the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases' resolution allowing nurses and other health workers with existing contracts to leave
The ban is 'unfair,' especially to workers who already have jobs waiting for them abroad, says the Nagkaisa Labor Coalition
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the new policy violates the Constitution
POEA says the deployment suspension of medical workers is of 'paramount national interest,' but nurses say it promotes 'involuntary servitude'
The total deployment ban covers all newly hired workers – domestic workers, skilled workers, and professionals
Filipinos seeking work abroad should verify the validity of jobs with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, says POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia
The central and regional offices of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will be accepting applications until February 28
Commission on Filipinos Overseas Undersecretary Astravel Pimenetel-Naik says the Kuwaiti social media influencer should be included in the POEA's 'list of undesirable foreign employers'
Kuwait social media celebrity Sondos Al Qattan draws flak for slamming the Kuwaiti government's policy to give rest days to Filipino domestic workers
PRESS RELEASE: The employer will pay the visa and airfare from the Philippines to Germany and will assist the employee to find a suitable accommodation
'Skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime but the household service workers can fly next week, pending their visa application approval,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration says Agnes Tuballes could be held liable for referring slain worker Joanna Demafelis to the recruitment agency
In May 2014, Joanna Demafelis left for Kuwait to help secure a better future for her family. She comes home in a box nearly 4 years later.
Reporting mechanisms will be strengthened after Filipino labor officials in Kuwait failed to take action when domestic helper Joanna Demafelis was first reported missing
Senators question why the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait persisted even though the Gulf country was rated as only 'partially' labor-compliant. Labor officials say the rules allow this.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will stop processing and issuing overseas employment certificates (OECs) to all Kuwait-bound workers while the deaths of 7 OFWs are being investigated
Overseas employment certificates will now be processed after a 15-day suspension that had been prompted by reports of irregularities
(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the suspension from November 13 to December 1 is due to reports of illegal recruitment and corruption in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
Here's how OFWs can spot and avoid illegal recruitment activity
The overseas employment contract is a form of offsite protection for OFWs
Labor Undersecretary Bernard Olalia talks about new opportunities and other emerging markets for OFWs
Many migrant workers go into huge debt to pay placement fees just so they can work abroad. But some labor rights groups and companies say workers should not have to pay for a job.
Among the possible jobs to be opened in Japan are for nurses engineers and architects
In the 2016 elections Duterte received overwhelming support from OFWs – majority of whom voted for him on his promise to make working abroad an option instead of a necessity
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration clarifies that no IDs will be distributed until after guidelines are issued
The ID for OFWs is set to be launched this July 12
Philippine labor attaché David Dicang says the situation in Qatar has normalized
The suspension order is premature as the government has not completed a formal assessment of the situation in Qatar says ACTS OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz III
Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says a division in POEA has fixers who extort money from OFWs who want government permission to be hired directly
In his campaign Duterte promised to make OFW concerns his top labor priority Did he live up to his promise?
Checking if an au pair agency is operating legally can be quite tricky
The one stop service center is now ready to serve as many as 2000 to 3000 OFWs everyday
The United Nations labor agency selects the Philippines as a pilot country for its program on establishing a model against illegal recruitment
The Pre Employment Orientation Seminar PEOS is the government s online tool against illegal recruitment and for OFW safety in their host countries
President Benigno Aquino III promised OFWs that at the end of his administration working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity Did he deliver?
The DFA is also offering a courtesy lane exclusively for migrant workers as a way of giving importance to OFWs
Aside from the physical abuses the victim also complains of not being regularly paid her wages
Meanwhile remittances for the first quarter of the year reach 7 2 billion – higher than the same period last year
Remittance flow is higher by 6 1 so far in 2016 says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Al Masiya Overseas Placement Agency Incorporated will pay the hefty fine for failing to heed the repatriation requests of 8 OFWs it had deployed to parts of the Middle East the POEA says
Although potential layoffs threaten the Saudi labor market OFW remittances last December surge by 4 9
The deception illegal transfer and abuse of Filipinos simply looking for better opportunities in the city and abroad are realities that we cannot ignore
Cash remittances sent by Overseas Filipinos are slightly up to 3 7 in the first 10 months of 2015 BSP says
UPDATED POEA reminds Filipinos employed by multinational companies or companies with international operations in Afghanistan Chad Cuba Haiti Mali Mauritania Niger Somalia and Zimbabwe that they can come home for the holidays and go back to their jobs after
POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac says the next president should have a strong stance in pushing the OFW agenda