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'Walang tigil ang mga telepono, landline, at mobile. Daig pa namin ang call center (The phones, whether landline or mobile, just won't quit. We're busier than a call center),' says Larry Esguerra, office manager at MPQ Tourism
The repatriation of the bodies of overseas Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia is moved by a week
Most of those seeking assistance are jobless overseas Filipino workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic
Mandaue City has 717 active coronavirus cases, 319 recoveries, and 25 deaths
Some have no money for plane tickets, others worry about what awaits them in the Philippines
Without specifying a new date, the Department of Labor and Employment says they will bring home the bodies 'early next week' or the week of July 5
The Netherlands ordered all brothels closed in mid-March and had originally planned to keep them shut until September, but decides to bring the date forward as COVID-19 cases dropped
'Yung mga para sa mga lakad nila gusto nilang mag-inuman ganun, gusto nila, may lakad sila, ang ginagawa nila nagbebenta na lang sila ng dugo' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
'Let’s include the Nanay Celias, Kuya Bons, and Manang Sols in our discussions. Let’s talk about a new reality where they are afforded the same benefits their counterparts in the formal economy enjoy.'
'Dapat gobyerno ang magbigay ng pera,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, as he reiterates the need for a supplemental budget to assist overseas Filipino workers
Failure to meet credit card obligations is among the leading problems besetting overseas Filipino workers in the United Arab Emirates
After delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the bodies of hundreds of OFWs who died in Saudi Arabia are finally set to be repatriated
Part 2: Even as sex workers or prostituted women claim they experience systematic abuse from the police, they are blamed when they are raped and told ‘it’s part of the job anyway’
Migrant workers were left exceptionally exposed to the virus and the economic shutdown it triggered, says the United Nations' International Labour Organization
The costs for hotel, food, and transportation for overseas Filipino workers are not sustainable, says OWWA chief Hans Cacdac
Rappler explores the less popular but equally true discourse that sex workers sometimes engage in this activity on their own accord, and so they don’t consider informing authorities about it is in their best interest
Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Adnan Alonto says limited flights largely caused delays in bringing Filipinos' remains home
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the Philippine government is arranging a cargo flight 'as we speak' to bring home the bodies of 282 deceased Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia
Data from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Dubai show that Filipino workers either lost their jobs, are on a no-work-no-pay arrangement, or have had their salaries cut
Of the 282 Filipino fatalities in Saudi Arabia, 50 died due to the coronavirus, says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
'In the Philippines, union members are particularly at risk of violence, intimidation and murder,' says the International Trade union Confederation
Iraq's foreign ministry summons the Turkish ambassador and hands him a 'strongly-worded memorandum calling for a halt to such provocative actions'
'Had I known this pandemic would occur, would I still have pursued the 4 grueling years of medical school, only to be put on the front lines?'
The new government policy aims to bring back over 200,000 people with valid UAE resident visas
The video containing the preposterous claim is manipulated from a 2012 report about an OFW raped by police in Kuwait
These workers hope the government and the airline companies take pity on their plight and assist them in going home to their families in the provinces.
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the 28-year-old Filipina died in her cabin in a cruise ship 'where she's had to stay because repatriation flights back to the Philippines have been suspended again'
In the United Arab Emirates, Filipinos think of ways to help out fellow Filipinos affected by the coronavirus crisis
Vigan's first COVID-19 patient is a 30-year-old OFW from Taiwan who returned to the country on April 15, and was quarantined at a designated hotel in Pasay City until May 25
'If what we heard and saw in the video are true, that constitutes employer neglect. Gusto natin panagutin ang employer niya sa nangyari sa kanya,' says Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Adnan Alonto
The Department of Health says families of 25 out of 32 health workers who died due to the coronavirus received funds promised to them, while checks for 10 of the 42 health workers severely infected are ready
Even those working in the private sector cannot be terminated, disciplined, or punished for posting something on Facebook or Twitter or showing up at rallies
The stranded individuals and overseas Filipino workers will be quarantined in Marawi City
Middle East and Africa have the highest number of Filipinos infected with the virus, but the most deaths are in the Americas
Arnaldo Tumaliuan shares a flat with 8 other people in Dubai. One of them tests positive for the coronavirus.
(UPDATED) National Task Force COVID-19 overall head Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the government doesn't want a 'repeat of the previous months' when thousands were stuck in Metro Manila
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III tells President Duterte during a televised meeting: 'Nakakahiya talaga, Sir. Namatayan na nga, tapos nagpawardi-wardi mga tao ko na parang walang sense of urgency.'
'While I understand that this pandemic is an unprecendented crisis, let it not be a reason for your failure to do what is expected of you as a secretary of health and the chairperson of the IATF,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III
The video containing the claim is from a 2015 report about the beheading of an OFW convicted for murder
The lab will be manned by MCIA staff who are trained by the Department of Health, and will supplement the existing labs in the area
Award-winning violinist and PROMIL® FOUR Gifted Child Ira Aclan concludes our concert series for our frontliners
Most of the stranded Filipino workers are in the Middle East, says the Department of Labor and Employment on Sunday, May 31
The Department of Foreign Affairs says the spike is 'due to some late reports' from the Middle East 'where many host governments implement strict data privacy and confidentiality rules'
Caught in a maze of tests and government requirements, returning overseas Filipino workers stuck in quarantine are forced to hustle just to get home
Malacañang responds to a labor group that condemned the government for its 'garbage-like treatment' of migrant Filipino workers
'Recognition for frontliners': Pinay nurse in UAE inspired by conversation with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
Jessa Dawn Ubag says she considered her video conference with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as a 'recognition of the Filipino community in the UAE, along with all frontliners'
The Department of Health reports 28 new coronavirus cases among health workers
The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas says thousands of overseas Filipino workers are projected to arrive in Central Visayas in the coming week
'If someone gets sick in my dungeon, you know I am not insured for that,' says professional dominatrix Madame Caramel