pinoys abroad - updates

Rappler's latest stories on pinoys abroad


DOLE eyes OFW deployment to Russia

Apr 26, 2018 - 6:31 PM

'There is a demand for construction and household service workers in Russia,' says Labor Secretary Sylvestre Bello III in a statement

ALTERNATIVE MARKET. The Philippines is considering Russia as an alternative market for OFWs. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Studying in the US alone and at 15

Jan 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

It was my vulnerability which forced me to be braver and more independent than I was

Which countries pay OFWs the highest?

Nov 23, 2016 - 6:08 PM

Here are the top paying countries and most in demand jobs abroad according to the workabroad ph s 2016 Overseas Report

OFW rights groups decry Kuwait's new medical screening system

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:14 PM

An industry experts warns that this new scheme will slow down deployment to Kuwait in the next few months

1st in the US: California high school curriculum to include WWII in PH

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:30 PM

No secondary school curriculum framework in the other 49 states covers the subject which is of personal interest to descendants of Filipino WWII veterans in the United States

One-stop service center for OFWs opens for business

Aug 15, 2016 - 11:19 AM

The one stop service center is now ready to serve as many as 2000 to 3000 OFWs everyday

One Stop Service Center

This online shop sells products with real social impact

Aug 12, 2016 - 8:47 PM

Ethical jewelry fair trade greeting cards and accessories that give – these are just some of the many unique products you can buy in Cambio Market

POEA scraps OEC for returning OFWs

Aug 08, 2016 - 3:49 PM

The overseas employment certificate also known as the OEC is scrapped for vacationing OFWs

#OFWTips: Love, money and making both work

Aug 04, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Fear of not being loved prevents many OFWs from making rational financial decisions

PH to be test country for ILO's fair recruitment project

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The United Nations labor agency selects the Philippines as a pilot country for its program on establishing a model against illegal recruitment

ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT. Overseas Filipino workers have fallen to the trap of illegal recruiters due to the government's slow processing of their documents. Photo by Noel Celis/Rappler

Do 'Black Lives Matter' to Filipinos? A call for empathy

Jul 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM

We have a responsibility as the model minority to bridge the growing divide between blacks and whites in America

Lawmaker seeks creation of department for OFWs

Jul 18, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The new department is seen to ensure a unified fast and coherent approach in extending government services to Filipinos overseas and their families

Lawmaker wants crisis management team for laid-off Middle East OFWs

Jul 14, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Party list ACTS OFW says thousands of OFWs are affected by the economic downturn in the Middle East

LAID OFF. ACTS-OFW says thousands of OFWs are affected by the economic downturn in the Middle East caused by terrorism, armed hostilities, and steep declines in the global prices of oil. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Fil-Ams demand China exit from disputed sea

Jul 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The world should condemn China s invasion and should increase pressure on China to exit Philippine waters now says FilAm community leader Rodel Rodis

This file photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows crew members of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a drill in the Xisha Islands, or the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Stringer/AFP

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Aside from a new minimum wage of 200 a month domestic workers will also have a weekly day off and 30 days of annual paid leave among others

Kuwaiti Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Khaled al-Sabah (C) talks with MPs during a parliament session at the Kuwait's national assembly in Kuwait City on July 3, 2016. Kuwait said it plans to tap the international debt market through bond issues to finance its budget deficit after recording a first shortfall in 16 years. / AFP PHOTO / YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

FilAm NGO angry, sad over Supreme Court tie

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Oakland based Filipino Advocates for Justice vows to fight harder for immigrants

#BalikBayan: Farewell to 'big sister'

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Erlinda Tiongco Galeon defined courage and commitment

Are you an OFW? Here are bad spending habits you need to break

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:50 PM

Know how to set financial goals manage your income and borrow money wisely

Chocolatey love: OFW group seeks support for PH cacao farmers

Jul 03, 2016 - 8:00 PM

A group of Filipino expats is using chocolates to express a different kind of affection: their love for the Philippines

Imam Suguitan leads the Ofw Para sa Magsasaka (OPM), an organization encouraging OFWs to invest in agriculture in the Philippines.

Stranded Cebu Pacific passengers decry 'terrible crisis management'

Jul 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Passengers of a diverted Cebu Pacific flight say the airline failed to assist them when they got stranded in Mumbai India

Photo by Rhoy Landicho

Overstaying Pinay in HK pleads guilty to dumping aborted baby

Jul 02, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Maribel David awaits sentencing by a Hong Kong district court on July 13

SPATIAL NETWORK. While interlinked footbridges connect buildings in Hong Kong Central, it is a place where OFWs reconnect with fellow Filipinos.

My food tour, my 1st stop: Cagayan de Oro

Jun 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Hours after leaving Toronto my first regional culinary tour begins in the City of Golden Friendship

Filipino concert promoter charged with fraud, alien smuggling

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:59 PM

In Guam Jemuel Luciano is charged with 29 felony counts of visa fraud conspiracy to commit visa fraud harboring an illegal alien and alien smuggling

Luciano has been charged with a total of 29 felony counts of visa fraud, conspiracy to commit visa fraud, harboring an illegal alien and alien smuggling.

Overstaying Pinay, lover hid kids in Hong Kong for 19 years

Jun 16, 2016 - 8:58 PM

The undocumented children say they have never gone to school because they do not have birth certificates and have been taught at home by their parents

PH officials to OFWs in Italy: Go out and vote

Mar 29, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The consul general in Italy says they’ve implemented programs that will reach out to OFWs who live far from the polling precinct in Milan

OFW VOTE. Consul General MarichuMauro explains the process of absentee voting to the community. Photo from Philippine Consulate General, Milan.

#BalikBayan: Love letters from OFWs

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Does love truly conquer all? Even distance?

Should blood money for executed OFW be given to his family?

Feb 02, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Where should the P23 million blood money raised for executed OFW Joselito Zapanta go?

EXECUTED. 35-year-old OFW Joselito Zapanta was executed in Saudi Arabia on December 29, 2015.

INFOGRAPHIC: The traits of a modern-day Pinoy abroad

May 19, 2015 - 10:55 AM

What makes the modern Pinoy abroad more empowered in this day and age?

'Bibingka, hamon, tsokolate': Enjoy Filipino food this Christmas!

Dec 23, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Continue celebrating Christmas the Pinoy way even if you re abroad with these classic Filipino Christmas recipes

HOLIDAY HAM. Noche Buenas would not be complete without hamonado.

300 OFWs in Saudi tents want to return home

Nov 14, 2013 - 2:29 AM

Filipinos who couldn t buy travel tickets to the Philippines await deportation

#YolandaPH (Haiyan): Filipinos worldwide heed call to action

Nov 12, 2013 - 11:35 PM

Learning about the storm through international news and social media Filipinos outside the country have heeded the call to help

Brace for another storm, Pinoys in US East Coast told

Nov 08, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Although less powerful than Sandy the storm may trigger floods uproot trees and has prompted evacuations in New Jersey and cancelled flights at JFK airport

Pinoys in US Midwest prepare for 'Sandy'

Nov 01, 2012 - 12:51 PM

The Filipino community in the area is advised to stay indoors and avoid coastal areas in the Great Lakes

BAYANIHAN. The home of a Filipino family, one of a few that still has electricity in storm-ravaged Jersey City in New Jersey, serves as a charging station for the mobile devices of other Filipinos in the area. Photo courtesy of Philippine Consulate General New York)