Posts by Inaki Garcia

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aaaTHE Hong Kong police were able to confirm that a Canon camera pawned allegedly by a Filipino domestic worker in Tai Hang belonged to her employer. Prosecutors told Eastern Magistrates' Courts Presiding Magistrate Peter Law that a Canon EOS 700D camera and one camera lens belonged to the employer of Emily M.P. The Filipina is currently detained in prison after she was accused by her employer of stealing a pair of diamond earrings, a Rolex watch, the Canon EOS 700D camera, one camera lens, and a necklace. "Item number 3---the camera and ...

July 18, 2018
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Starting Thursday (July 19), Cebu Pacific will strictly enforce its policy on hand-carry baggage acceptance.

In a statement, the airline said the move was in line with its continued efforts to streamline operations and provide a more efficient check-in experience at the airport.

"Passengers are allowed ONE carry-on or hand-carry baggage inside the cabin, with a MAXIMUM weight of seven (7) kilograms and dimension of up to 56cm x 36cm x 23cm," the airline said.

"This dimension inc...

July 16, 2018
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) today (July 8) warned Filipino women against a scam that entices their victims into marrying Chinese nationals in exchange for possible employment in China and other financial be...

July 8, 2018
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aaaThe Hong Kong Police arrested a foreign domestic worker in Tai Hang after she allegedly stole and then pawned her employers' Rolex watch and other belongings worth $67,000. Investigators charged Emily M.P., 31, with theft before the Eastern Magistrates Courts in Sai Wan Ho yesterday (July 3). The Filipino woman allegedly stole a pair of diamond earrings, a Rolex watch, a Canon EOS 700D camera, one camera lens, and a necklace. The thefts allegedly happened between Sept. 21, 2017 and April 22, 2018 in her employers' flat at Block 2, Illu...

July 4, 2018
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aaaManila----President Rodrigo Duterte is eager to personally hear the concerns of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong when he visits the former British colony next week, Malacanang said this morning. In a briefing at the Palace, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel A.J. Teehankee said the welfare of OFWs is one of the administration priorities "closest to the heart of the President." "The President will be traveling to Hong Kong to meet with members of the Filipino community with OFW welfare being one of the initiatives closest to the...

April 6, 2018
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aaaManila may expand the total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait to cover other countries in the Middle East where there is rampant abuse and maltreatment of OFWs, Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said today. Bello said a widened deployment ban, particularly for domestic workers, may be imposed if other Arab countries failed to ensure and strengthen the protection of the rights and welfare of Filipino workers. Manila earlier imposed a total on the deployment of OFWs to Kuwait due to the deaths ...

February 28, 2018

aaaTHERE was no reported incident of overseas Filipino workers being affected by the two earthquakes that struck the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said. “We received an update from Labor Attaché Luz Talento of Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tokyo that no Filipino was hurt from the series of earthquakes that hit the Kumamoto area in Kyushu island; we thank God that they are safe. We are also one with the global community in praying for the speedy recovery of Japan from the recent disaster,” Bal...

May 11, 2016

aaaLABOR Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has signed an agreement in Taiwan that would allow the direct online hiring of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to that country. Baldoz said the agreement will benefit Filipino workers and Taiwanese employers, as well as the Philippines and Taiwan. “I am optimistic that some of the labor issues that have haunted us in the past will be addressed by these guidelines. This is truly another milestone that would bring the partnership between our countries to an even higher plane,” Baldoz said. Baldoz si...

August 27, 2015

aaaLABOR Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said she was delighted that initial 140 household service workers (HSWs) successfully passed the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) assessment and were given National Certificate II. “I am pleased to note that the TESDA, in cooperation with our Philippine Overseas Labor Offices, is off to a good start in its on-site skills assessment and certification program,” said Baldoz. In his report, TESDA Secretary Joel Villanueva said the 140 NC II-certified HSWs are among the...

June 15, 2015
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aaa        If she wants to, domestic worker Gloria Ortinez could work in Taiwan after she received $18,000 in separation pay from her Hong Kong employer, government officials said. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz assured Ortinez, 56, that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will provide her re-employment assistance depending on her plan or next move after her bad experience as a victim of the “tanim-bala” modus operandi at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.   “If ...

November 17, 2015
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