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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

The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned Filipino jobseekers against entities asking them to pay application fees in exchange for placements to Poland. In its advisory, the DFA warned applicants that such job offers may not be legitimate. The department said based on information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Polish wo...

September 10, 2015

LABOR 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 ha...

August 27, 2015

LABOR 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...

June 15, 2015

AN overseas Filipino worker was sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for reportedly killing her employer in December 2014, Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said. Jose said OFW Jennifer Dalquez was meted the death penalty by Dubai’s Al Ain trial court on May 20. “The embassy has extended all necessary assistance, inclu...

June 1, 2015

LABOR Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis Baldoz urged the senior labor officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) to extend needed protection to migrant workers, especially those who became undocumented not because of their fault, and thus become victims of exploitation, abuse, and violence. In her message to the 11th Sen...

May 15, 2015

A Filipino baggage handler at the Hong Kong international airport was accused of being part of the group that stole US$85,000 from a Chinese businessman. The Filipino, with initials A.V.B, pleaded not guilty after he was charged with theft after he and two other airport employees, allegedly stole the hand-carry luggage of businessman Yu Gan...

May 15, 2015

AN overseas Filipino worker was injured in an explosion in strife-torn Yemen, Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said. “He was taken to a hospital for treatment and subsequently released. He is now out of danger and is recuperating from his injuries,” Jose said. The DFA official said the building explosion occurred in Fajhateen district ...

May 1, 2015

FILIPINOS in Abu Dhabi have been warned against a new scam using professional social networking sites to steal their money. The Philippine embassy in Abu Dhabi said some Filipinos received messages from a bogus organization calling itself the Middle East Compensation Package. “The recipients were instructed to make arrangements with the pay...

May 1, 2015

THE Department of Foreign Affairs has raised Alert Level 1 (Precautionary Phase) in South Africa due to the recent attacks against migrants in areas around the country. Filipinos in South Africa Kurdistan have been instructed to restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places, and take extra precaution. “The Philippines condemns the w...

May 1, 2015
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