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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III this morning ordered the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Qatar to immediately help 300 overseas Filipino workers affected by a fire that razed a labor camp on Friday. Bello said he ordered Labor Attaché David Des Dicang and his team to assist the victims of the blaze that hit the UCC Labor Camp of ...

March 7, 2017
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THE Department of Labor and Employment is looking at Russia as the next work destination for skilled Filipino workers, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. Bello said President Duterte will discuss labor relations when he visits the socialist state and meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin early next year. “I already sent a...

December 22, 2016
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THE Philippine Navy’s latest frigate, the Barko ng Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Andres Bonifacio, has left California. The ship left the US Coast Guard Base in Alameda, California and embarked on its voyage to the Philippines on November 1 with Captain Brendo J. Casaclang in command. Philippine Consul General to San Francisco Henry S...

November 11, 2016

LABOR Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III has condoled with the family of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was allegedly raped by her employer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Secretary Bello said that Filipina Irma Avila Edloy, 35, passed away Friday. He added that Edloy was rushed to King Salman Hospital in Riyadh because of severe injuries...

September 13, 2016

THERE 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 earthquak...

May 11, 2016

FILIPINO-AMERICAN Ronnie del Carmen, the co-director of the film “Inside Out” which bagged the Oscar’s for Best Animated Featured Film award, said his accomplishment should serve as an inspiration to Filipinos who dream big even as they start out small. “This is for my parents who worked so hard to save us; my country where so many are l...

March 30, 2016

FILIPINO culture and basketball merged in Kuala Lumpur as the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) hosted a “Filipino Heritage Day” on the occasion of the game between the Westports Malaysia Dragons and the MX3 Pilipinas Kings on February 21 at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. Ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya was the event’s guest of honor and did ...

February 29, 2016

TINULUNGAN ng Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) sa Oman ang 301 Pilipino na ilegal na namamalagi doun. Tumulong ang POLO para makapagrehistro ang mga Pilipino sa pinalawig na programang amnesitya ng Sultan ng Oman para sa mga ilegal na dayuhang manggagawa na nagtapos noong Oktubre 31, 2015. “Nakatanggap kami ng ulat mula kay Labor At...

January 13, 2016

AN overseas Filipino domestic worker, who happened to be a minor, died in Riyadh after being comatose for almost a month. Riyadh-based John Monterona, leader of the militant labor group Migrante-Middle East, identified the victim as 17-year-old Rehana Bayan of Kabuntalan, Maguindanao. “It was confirmed to us by her cousin Henry, who i...

November 11, 2015

TWO of four Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia who have contracted the deadly Middle East Coronavirus (MERS-Cov) have already recovered, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The nurses – one male and one female – have been discharged from the hospital, DFA spokesman Charles Jose said. The remaining two female nurses are still in th...

October 13, 2015
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