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aaaMANILA---Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III this morning warned against a fake Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) website offering P85,000 to unsuspecting online users. Bello said the website, which says workers who worked between 1990 and 2018 have “the right to obtain” P85,000 from DOLE, was a hoax. “We wish to warn the public...

December 14, 2018
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aaaMANILA----So that Filipinos would be spared from paying steep lawyers' fees, a proposed law was filed in the Senate that would amend the Family Code and recognize annulments decreed by churches and other religious groups. Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino said Senate Bill 1815 would help indigent Filipinos who cannot afford to pay for an annul...

December 11, 2018
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aaaMANILA---Government officials have signed the implementing guidelines of the planned deployment of Filipino English teachers to mainland China, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. The Joint Implementing Guidelines on the Employment of Filipino Teachers of English Language in China were signed on Nov. 8 and they include a provisio...

November 21, 2018
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aaa  In response to the government request for airlines to cut the number of flights to and from Manila as part of the transition phase leading to an enhanced air navigational system, Philippine Airlines (PAL) said it was cancelling 130 flights this month. PAL advised its customers that the following flights had been cancelled: DOMESTIC ...

November 7, 2018
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aaaMANILA--In line with the runway closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport  from 12:00am to 6:00am on November 12-17, and 19-22, 2018, Cebu Pacific Airlines will be adjusting its flights' schedule.

The closure of the runway is necessary to allow for vital maintenance work spearheaded by the Ci...

November 7, 2018
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aaa  The total amount of unrefunded terminal fees from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has reached P500 million, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal said. Monreal said the unclaimed terminal fees were deposited with the general fund of NAIA and can be cla...

November 5, 2018
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aaaMANILA---The Senate has approved a bill that making membership in Social Security Systems (SSS) compulsory for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The Senate on October 8 approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1753, or the proposed "Social Security Act of 2018" which effectively repeals the 21-year old Social Security Law, or Republic...

October 12, 2018
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aaaManila---The jackpot prize for the 6/58 Ultra Lotto draw tomorrow evening has reached at least P1 billion, according to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes (PCSO). The PCSO said that the jackpot to be drawn at 9 p.m. tomorrow (October 9) is the highest in the history of Philippine lottery. "This P1 billion jackpot prize is historic for PCSO. E...

October 8, 2018
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aaaMANILA---The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who tested positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the first six months of 2018 in the Philippines has reached 451, up by 14.4 percent from the 394 cases reported during the same period last year. ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III urged returning migrant workers who had engage...

September 19, 2018
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