Manila, Philippines - Senator Raffy Tulfo denounced anew the move by the Kuwaiti government to crackdown on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are victims of crimes and other abuses.
This was despite his suggestions to protect their rights through mandatory pre-engagement seminars, background checks, and psychological and medical exams for employers of domestic workers during a Senate hearing on the murder of domestic helper Jullebee Ranara.Recently, the Kuwaiti governm...
aaaManila, Philippines - More job opportunities will be available for Filipinos in Oman and the United Arab Emirates in the near future.
This as the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) announced on Friday that it will be engaging in talks with senior labor officials from said countries in July to provide more jobs to Filipinos.
In an interview with reporters, DMW Secretary Susan Ople said Oman officials want to create the Philippines' first-ever bilateral labor agreement with the Oman.
"Wala pa pala tayong bilateral labor agreement with O...
aaaManila, Philippines - A Filipino domestic helper working in Hong Kong who is wanted for qualified theft is in danger of having her Philippine passport cancelled by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
In an order issued May 31, a copy of which was obtained by HK News, Las Pinas City Regional Trial Court Branch 24 Presiding Judge Harold Huliganga said that the accused Marivic Delfon has repeatedly failed to appear in the scheduled hearing on her case.
She has also not coordinated with her lawyer Atty. Nikki Garcia about the case since ...
aaaManila, Philippines – Mayon Volcano's alert level status was raised from Level 1 (abnormal) to Level 2 (increased unrest) due to increased rockfall, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Phivolcs said in its 10 am advisory that from an average of five rockfall events per day, the frequency has increased to 49 from 5 a.m. of June 4 to 5 a.m. the following day.
A total of 318 rockfall events and 26 volcanic earthquakes have been recorded since April 1, the state volcano monitoring agency said.
aaaManila, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration has warned against fake Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) that are being sold online.
This was after immigration officers have prevented many would-be overseas Filipino workers from leaving the country due to counterfeit OECs.
“Our system is integrated with the (Department of Migrant Workers’) database, hence it is very easy for us to verify legitimate OECs,” BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said in a June 2, 2023 statement.
“Using these fake certificates will no longer work...
aaaManila, Philippines - About 450 Filipino workers are awaiting deportation to the Philippines by Kuwait, local media reports said.
These things happened amid the ongoing dispute over the welfare of migrant workers' welfare in the Gulf country.
Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Wednesday that the Filipinos were taken out from a Philippine embassy shelter in preparation for deportations said to take place "soon."
Al-Jarida also reported quoting security sources that 230 of the workers - all women - have been sent to Kuwaiti deportat...
aaaManila, Philippines – Two of the most in-demand Filipino desserts sorbetes and halo-halo have been chosen among the best frozen desserts in the world, according to Taste Atlas.
Taste Atlas is an online gastronomic database that promotes the local culinary culture of countries all over the world. The said website has over 10,000 specialty dishes, drinks, recommended restaurants, and local ingredients for anyone to check out before an international trip.
Taste Atlas released on Wednesday the 50 Best Rated Frozen Desserts in the World lis...
Manila, Philippines - Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople on Friday reminded job applicants anew to deal only with legitimate recruitment agencies as she ordered the closure of a travel consultancy agency that was illegally offering jobs in Malta and Poland.
She personally led a team from the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) in closing down on Friday the offices of OVM Visa Assistance and Travel Consultancy located at Barangay Pasong Tamo in Quezon City.
Manila Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on Friday that the country's rainy season is underway.
The weather bureau stressed that scattered thunderstorms,Supertyphoon Betty, the southwest monsoon or habagat brought widespread rain to the western parts of Luzon and the Visayas in the past few days.