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Lack of guidelines on newly launched OFW ID causes confusion

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:03 PM

OFWs slam the agency for announcing the IDs without clear guidelines

Lack of guidelines on newly launched OFW ID causes confusion

OFW cash remittances rebound to hit $2.31B in May

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Total cash remittances are up 4.5% for the first 5 months of the year, totaling $11.346 billion

OFW cash remittances rebound to hit $2.31B in May

Filipino students in Australia to form nationwide alliance

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:02 PM

For the first time in the history of Filipinos in Australia, the creation of a nationwide student alliance comes closer to reality

Filipino students in Australia to form nationwide alliance

3 OFWs on death row in China

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says there are high hopes that at least one of the cases would be reduced to a life sentence

3 OFWs on death row in China

China eyes more English teachers, domestic workers from PH

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says this is China's way of helping in Philippine development in view of improved bilateral ties under President Rodrigo Duterte

China eyes more English teachers, domestic workers from PH

Free OFW ID launched; DOLE yet to issue guidelines

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration clarifies that no IDs will be distributed until after guidelines are issued

Free OFW ID launched; DOLE yet to issue guidelines

DOLE’s OFW ID to replace employment certificate, passport

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The ID for OFWs is set to be launched this July 12

DOLE’s OFW ID to replace employment certificate, passport

Over 5,000 OFWs in Saudi repatriated as amnesty program ends

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Some 2,241 OFWs granted amnesty are still in Saudi Arabia, waiting for their tickets

Over 5,000 OFWs in Saudi repatriated as amnesty program ends

From vegetable vendor to Bicol's salon magnate

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:18 PM

While walking through a flooded market in Manila, a young Yco Tan decided that he was going to change his life. And he did.

From vegetable vendor to Bicol's salon magnate

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

OFW cash remittances at 15-month low in April

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:20 PM

This is the lowest level cash remittances have totaled since registering $1.997 billion in January 2016

OFW cash remittances at 15-month low in April

Philippines lifts moratorium on OFW deployment to Qatar

Jun 15, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Philippine labor attaché David Dicang says the situation in Qatar has normalized

Philippines lifts moratorium on OFW deployment to Qatar

Qatar OFWs not rattled by diplomatic crisis

Jun 13, 2017 - 5:09 PM

But Ressie Fos, who chairs the United Filipino Organizations in Qatar, expressed fears that prices of basic goods and commodities might shoot up

Qatar OFWs not rattled by diplomatic crisis

U.S. Pinoys join celebration as San Mateo County Pride Center opens

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:17 PM

'The Pride Center is a space where the diversity of our community can share stories, build relationships, learn, grow, create and heal together,' Program Director Lisa Putkey says

U.S. Pinoys join celebration as San Mateo County Pride Center opens

Senators urge DOLE to prepare for 'worst' amid Middle East crisis

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:13 AM

They also call on the government to create livelihood opportunities for affected Filipino workers, as provided under the Overseas Workers Welfare Act of 2016

Senators urge DOLE to prepare for 'worst' amid Middle East crisis

Unpaid wages leave Filipino workers stranded in Qatar

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM

For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough

Unpaid wages leave Filipino workers stranded in Qatar

DOLE urged to lift suspension of OFW deployment to Qatar

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The suspension order is 'premature' as the government has not completed a formal assessment of the situation in Qatar, says ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz III

DOLE urged to lift suspension of OFW deployment to Qatar

FAST FACTS: How big is the Filipino community in Qatar?

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Filipinos are the fourth biggest group of foreign workers in Qatar

FAST FACTS: How big is the Filipino community in Qatar?

The modern slaves of Hong Kong

May 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Sa Hong Kong, mapalad na ang kasambahay na may privacy sa kanilang sariling kwarto, na karaniwang sinlaki lamang ng banyo sa mga fastfood sa Maynila

The modern slaves of Hong Kong

After Duterte visit, 6 OFWs to be repatriated from Russia

May 23, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The 6 Filipinos are set to return to the Philippines a few days after President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to Russia

After Duterte visit, 6 OFWs to be repatriated from Russia

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 19, 2017

Number of abandoned Filipino babies in Middle East on the rise

May 19, 2017 - 9:55 AM

The reason? Women who get pregnant but can't produce a marriage certificate face detention.

Number of abandoned Filipino babies in Middle East on the rise

OFW cash remittances up 10.7% in March

May 15, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Total cash remittance flows for the 1st quarter of 2017 reach $6.953 billion, up 7.7%

OFW cash remittances up 10.7% in March

DOLE mulls limiting OFW deployment to Middle East

May 10, 2017 - 8:13 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says OFWs, especially those in the Middle East, remain vulnerable to abuse by their employers

DOLE mulls limiting OFW deployment to Middle East

The challenge of being a Milan OFW

May 09, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Working multiple jobs is the reality for many OFWs in Milan

The challenge of being a Milan OFW

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says a division in POEA has fixers who extort money from OFWs who want government permission to be hired directly

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA

OFW cash remittances hit $2.169B in February

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Remittance flows for the first two months of the year stand at $4.338 billion, up by 5.9% compared to the same period last year

OFW cash remittances hit $2.169B in February

Duterte brings home 138 stranded OFWs from Saudi

Apr 17, 2017 - 8:09 AM

The President promises to build a hospital for OFWs in the Middle East and commits to 'daily' repatriation of Filipinos still stranded there

Duterte brings home 138 stranded OFWs from Saudi

Duterte: PH ready to send troops to Bahrain in event of attack

Apr 15, 2017 - 3:51 PM

'If you want [our] soldiers under your command, I'm willing to send you one battalion, one regiment, one division to protect you. Just say the word,' President Rodrigo Duterte recalls telling King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Duterte: PH ready to send troops to Bahrain in event of attack

Duterte in Qatar for last leg of Middle East trip

Apr 15, 2017 - 2:30 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte lands in Doha, Qatar, for his 3rd state visit to a Middle Eastern country

Duterte in Qatar for last leg of Middle East trip

Filipino expats in Gulf look to hardman Duterte

Apr 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte continues to enjoy strong support among Gulf-based OFWs, who expect he can defend their interests in his talks with the region's leaders

Filipino expats in Gulf look to hardman Duterte

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 13, 2017

Saudi OFWs raise problems before 'Tatay' Duterte

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:04 AM

Her voice cracking, a female OFW tells the President, 'Wala pong presidenteng talagang nakatulong nang malaki, kundi kayo po'

Saudi OFWs raise problems before 'Tatay' Duterte

Duterte may bring home 160 'runaway' Saudi OFWs

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Saudi Arabia gives a 'very positive' response when asked to allow 160 'runaway' OFWs to return to the Philippines with President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte may bring home 160 'runaway' Saudi OFWs

Duterte can't seek clemency for OFWs on Saudi death row – Abella

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:01 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says 'there is no place for us to be asking for clemency at this stage' because the process has not reached the level of Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Duterte can't seek clemency for OFWs on Saudi death row – Abella

Lawmakers link alleged ISIS member to OFW medical service provider

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Lawmakers urge the Department of Justice to probe deeper into the operations of Winston Q8

Lawmakers link alleged ISIS member to OFW medical service provider

Imee Marcos, Mocha Uson part of Duterte's delegation to Middle East

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:43 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Ilocos Norte governor joins the trip to meet Ilocano OFWs in the Middle East. Uson is there to 'boost morale and well-being' among OFWs, says Malacañang.

Imee Marcos, Mocha Uson part of Duterte's delegation to Middle East

Duterte arrives in Saudi Arabia for state visit

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:46 AM

One of the topics that President Duterte might discuss with Saudi Arabia is the fight against illegal drugs

Duterte arrives in Saudi Arabia for state visit

VLOG: Regalo sa OFWs sa pagbisita ni Duterte sa Saudi Arabia

Apr 10, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Manila and Riyadh will sign a labor agreement during President Rodrigo Duterte's state visit to Saudi Arabia

VLOG: Regalo sa OFWs sa pagbisita ni Duterte sa Saudi Arabia

Philippines, Saudi Arabia to ink deal to protect OFWs

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The two countries will also sign two other foreign relations agreements during President Rodrigo Duterte's state visit to Saudi Arabia

Philippines, Saudi Arabia to ink deal to protect OFWs

Duterte to 'bring home' some OFWs on death row

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte leaves for a week-long trip, which will take him to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar

Duterte to 'bring home' some OFWs on death row

OFWs, meet your new labor attachés

Apr 08, 2017 - 10:14 PM

At a seminar organized by the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, 8 new labor attachés present their credentials to the OFW community

OFWs, meet your new labor attachés

TIMELINE: Jennifer Dalquez's journey to death row and acquittal

Mar 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) A UAE court acquits Jennifer Dalquez of murder. Here's everything that happened in her case.

TIMELINE: Jennifer Dalquez's journey to death row and acquittal

Meet the ‘guardian angel’ of Tabaco City’s OFW families

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Tita Amphie leads a group of volunteers helping make government services more accessible to OFW families in Tabaco City

Meet the ‘guardian angel’ of Tabaco City’s OFW families

BSP to OFWs: Register old peso bills for exchange by March 31

Mar 30, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Filipinos abroad have to register up to P50,000 of their NDS banknotes in the online registration for the NDS Banknote System

BSP to OFWs: Register old peso bills for exchange by March 31

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

DFA hopes new evidence will save Jennifer Dalquez

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The government says they are already doing everything they can to overturn a UAE court's death sentence on OFW Jennifer Dalquez

DFA hopes new evidence will save Jennifer Dalquez

OFW cash remittances hit $2.169B to start off 2017

Mar 15, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The amount is up 8.6% year-on-year, but down from the Christmas-driven $2.559 billion seen in December 2016

OFW cash remittances hit $2.169B to start off 2017

OFWs soon to be automatically exempted from airport terminal fee

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) The P550 terminal fee will be waived starting April 30 for face-to-face ticket purchases, and by the end of July for online ticket purchases

OFWs soon to be automatically exempted from airport terminal fee

News Briefs: March 13, 2017

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday, March 13

News Briefs: March 13, 2017