Posts Tagged OFW

78 Filipinos in Afghanistan awaiting repatriation

UNTV News   •   August 17, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan — A total of 78 overseas Filipinos in Afghanistan who availed of mandatory repatriation are still waiting for a chartered flight home to the Philippines, the president of...

DOLE lifts suspension of OFW deployment to Israel

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday (July 14) lifted the suspension of deployment of Filipino workers to Israel. DOLE issued a memorandum, stating that...

Bilang ng napapauwing OFW, limitado dahil sa protocols vs COVID-19 — Sec. Bello

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 1, 2021

Pahirapan pa rin ang pagpapauwi ng mga distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) sa ibang bansa lalo na sa Middle East. Ayon kay Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre...

DFA logs two new COVID cases among overseas Filipinos

Marje Pelayo   •   June 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported two new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad. Likewise, three overseas Filipino workers (OFW) recovered from the infection and no new...

DFA facilitates return of over 300 distressed OFWs from UAE

Maris Federez   •   June 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 325 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFW) arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Thursday (June 17), according to the Department...

Lacson bats for vaccine passport system prioritizing OFWs, foreign investors

Robie de Guzman   •   June 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday pushed for the implementation of a vaccine passport system that will allow easier traveling to the Philippines for people already vaccinated against...

DOTr, DOLE to provide jobs to repatriated OFWs affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Transportation (DOTr), along with other government agencies, has signed a memorandum that would provide job opportunities for repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the coronavirus...

POEA ordered to temporarily suspend deployment of OFWs to Saudi Arabia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to temporarily suspend the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the  Kingdom of...

Duterte OKs additional P5-B budget for OFW repatriation, quarantine

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved an additional P5 billion fund for the repatriation and COVID-19 quarantine expenses of overseas Filipino workers (OFW), Malacañang said Thursday. “Inaprubahan ng...

Over 500K OFWs repatriated amid COVID-19 pandemic – DOLE

Robie de Guzman   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – More than half a million overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who were displaced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic have been repatriated by the government, the Department of...

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