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aaaMANILA---The police arrested a taxi driver who robbed an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Hong Kong after she arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal identified the suspect as Orestes Quizon, 48, and a driver of the Shammah taxi, with plate number UVV 5...

May 23, 2019
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aaa  The government has decided to extend the closure of Clark International Airport (CIA) due to the damage caused by the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck in Zambales late Monday afternoon. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said this morning that the airport could be opened either tomorrow (April 24) or on Thursday. “Based on the ...

April 23, 2019
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aaa  Airport police arrested a 27-year-old man who stole at least P168,000 from a Filipino domestic worker from Kuwait at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). NAIA General Manager Ed Monreal presented to the media and identified the suspect as Rey John J. Manglay, alias “Arjhay Valdez”, a native of Isabela. Monreal said the...

March 11, 2019
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aaa  Germany has increased of the minimum wage for Filipino workers who will be recruited under a project with the Philippine government, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. The POEA said nurses who were interviewed and have signed employment contracts under the Triple Win Project as of January 1 will receive 2.00...

February 21, 2019
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aaaMANILA---Three Filipino domestic workers from Kuwait were surprised when they each received P50,000 when they arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) this afternoon (December 27). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello lll said domestic workers Aurora Abelle Casino, a native of Leyte; Aisa Ismail Husain, of Isabela, Basilan; and Annabe...

December 27, 2018
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aaaMANILA---The Bureau of Immigration (BI) stopped more than 28,000 passengers from going abroad as the Philippine government intensified its anti-human trafficking campaign.   BI Port Operations Divisions chief Grifton Medina said a total of 28,467 travelers were barred from leaving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and from th...

December 20, 2018
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aaaMANILA---The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) this morning (December 18) said drunkards, drug addicts and others with “pernicious habits” need not apply for the English teaching jobs in China. In a statement, the DOLE said the recruitment and deployment of Filipino English teachers for tertiary educational institutions (TEIs) or col...

December 18, 2018
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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