Petty Officer 2nd Class Precious Varilla hails from Baliuag, Bulacan
The Iglesia ni Cristo has 'churches in several countries around the world' and a system of coordinating with government to attend to complaints of overseas Filipinos, says the DFA chief
The remains of Melody Albano Castro are brought to her home in Barangay Banguian in Abulug town, Cagayan
The labor department says 800 overseas Filipino workers are scheduled to be home within the week
'Kuwaiti-bound Filipinos with short-term non-working visas are also not covered by the ban,' says Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente
'I do my best to use this privilege and power to contribute back to Filipino society. I’m incredibly proud to be Filipino. Manila may be melty and monstrous, but I love it.'
Cebu Pacific says it is mounting a special flight for Filipinos in Kuwait who want to be repatriated
Melody Albano Castro leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter and a husband with a disability
Kuwait expresses its 'regret and bewilderment' on the president’s decision to suspend the dispatch of workers to Kuwait
Recruitment and migration expert Emmanuel Geslani urges the Department of Health to seek the intervention of the Department of Foreign Affairs
Land-based and sea-based engineers, healthcare professionals, and IT professionals were the highest-paying specializations in 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the launch of the Overseas Filipino Bank on Thursday, January 18
The Velonzas allegedly confiscated Bergado's passport and forced her to work '14 hours a day and 7 days a week, for virtually no pay, for almost 3 years'
'The certificate is a new addition. But without talks, this means it is a unilateral decision only,' Labor Secretary Sylvestre Bello III says
The embassy called the performance 'highly offensive' and asked the organizers to provide an explanation in writing
'This online registration scheme has all the makings of a scam and is being perpetrated by foreigners allegedly representing Gulf countries,' says Susan Ople of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center
Working away from home and loved ones – with the emotional and psychological stress it entails – 'may play a role' in getting the dreaded disease, doctors share
Aguilar, who was staying in Jafilia with a visit visa, suffers from a stroke and is confined at Rashid Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on November 13. He dies on November 21.
A US judge grants Louie Mar Gangcuangco's request for accelerated rehabilitation, a pretrial program for people accused of nonviolent crime
Overseas Filipino workers fear not being able to get home in time for Christmas after agency Peya Travel fails to secure plane seats for them
Recruitment firms owned by Filipino dummies are reportedly recruiting aspiring domestic workers in Mindanao
Around 170 Filipinos in Yemen are safe but are in need of help from the Philippine government as tensions soar in the country
Cardiac and pulmonary arrest are the most common causes of death among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates
President Rodrigo Duterte tells OWWA's awardees for 2017: 'Hand in hand, let us continue to strive for a more prosperous and comfortable life for your family and to the future generation of Filipinos'
A Filipino died of a stroke in Dubai, barely a month after flying to the city with a visit visa and while looking for a job
Ana Fe Velasco-Bania went to Riyadh in 2015 to work as a domestic helper. She returns to her hometown ahead of the end of her two-year contract, in a casket.
Born in Lucena, Quezon, Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias Enverga Jr 'passed away unexpectedly' on November 16, his office says
Rita Villadiego passed herself off as Times reporter 'Contessa Bourbon' since May 2015 to 'gain admittance to news conferences and other events,' according to the New York Times
The ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers must be legally-binding and cover undocumented workers and migrants' families, Migrante International says
This is not the first time DOLE suspended the issuance of overseas employment certificates this year to investigate the same issue
After years of living alone abroad, how do OFWs adjust to family life in the Philippines?
Far from home, Filipino workers share stories of delayed wages, maltreatment, and challenges they face under the kafala system in Qatar. Yet they persist – seeking opportunities for a better future and a better life.
A study shows that making a favorable first impression on an employer can have long term benefits for some OFWs
Despite laws protecting migrant workers, OFWs continue to fall victim to illegal recruitment schemes
The burden of reporting illegal recruitment falls on workers. But with little to no legal recourse, what comes next?
Workers whose jobs abroad are secured through murky loans and payment schemes leave hopes for a better life buried deep in debt
OFWs in Qatar learn new skills so they could have a fall back when they come home
Entrepreneur Dahlia Agbanlog opens her first restaurant knowing that for Filipinos working abroad, there’s nothing like a cooked meal reminiscent of home
65 Filipino and Filipino American writers, artists, and academics said that we are in a “dark time in both the Philippine homeland and the adopted American home"
A bill seeks to amend the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 to extend travel tax exemption to children of both solo and married OFW parents
The new law is signed in the United Arab Emirates amid concerns over human trafficking and illegal recruitment
The plan is for the Overseas Filipino Bank to be a 'policy bank dedicated to provide financial products and services tailored to the requirement of overseas Filipinos'
The revised rules on balikbayan boxes are suspended until March 21, 2018
“Reintegration is an empowering concept. You are leaving to reintegrate," says OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac
Senator Cynthia Villar says she will file a resolution calling for an inquiry into the rising number of migrant domestic workers, as well as cases of abuse
Born to a Filipina mother and a Caucasian-Cherokee father, Elizabeth says she sometimes feels she has 'one foot in, one foot out' in these different cultures
Filipinos gather outside the Houses of Parliament in London to join the protests against Martial Law, the war on drugs, fake news, and human rights violations
Filipinos in different countries abroad join the national protest to remind Filipinos of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ Martial Law
The US Asian population grew from 11 9 million in 2000 to 20 4 million in 2015