Posts Tagged OFW

Over 350k overseas Filipinos repatriated since Feb. 2020—DFA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Over 350,000 overseas Filipinos (OFs) have been repatriated since February 2020, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The DFA reported it has repatriated 4,549 OFs in the...

OFWs for repatriation decide to stay after getting COVID-19 vaccine shot – Bello

Marje Pelayo   •   January 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reported that some overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have taken back their decision to fly home to the Philippines after getting a shot...

OFWs exempted from travel ban on countries with new COVID-19 strain cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in countries with a travel ban from the government are exempted and will be allowed to enter the Philippines, according to the Department...

DOLE wants OFWs, minimum wage earners included among priorities for COVID-19 vaccine

Marje Pelayo   •   December 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) wants overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage workers to be among the first to receive the vaccine for coronavirus...

DOTr boosts testing capacity in NAIA as OFWs return for the holidays

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 17, 2020

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has boosted its One-Stop-Shop as more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) return home for the holidays. DOTr’s Office for the Transportation Security (OTS) Administrator Usec. Raul...

Saudi Arabia to implement labor policy reforms for foreign workers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 5, 2020

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on Wednesday (November 4) announced that beginning March 2021, it will implement labor policy reforms for foreign workers. Under the reformed policy, Saudi Arabia...

DOLE reports dip in COVID-19 cases among OFWs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 7, 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has dropped, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday (October 6). The Labor Department reported there are...

280,000 OFWs received cash aid from government—DOLE

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 5, 2020

Almost 280,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have received cash aid, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Under the Abot Kamay ang...

30,000 OFW children in college to benefit from P1-B education subsidy

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 28, 2020

More than 30,000 college students who are dependents of repatriated, displaced, and deceased overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will benefit from the government’s P1 billion education subsidy, according to the Department...

OWWA to roll out group livelihood program for OFWs next month

Marje Pelayo   •   August 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been affecting millions of Filipinos including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Based on data from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)...

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