29-year-old emergency room nurse Rolando Mina sustains multiple stab wounds on his arms after he is suddenly attacked by a Saudi national
Rothna Begum of HRW says Kuwaiti authorities should not be punishing embassy officials for helping domestic workers in danger
Migrante says the incident puts OFWs in Kuwait in 'deeper trouble in the name of media mileage and false posturing'
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Kuwait's ambassador after the Kuwaiti government protested the rescue of abused OFWs in the Middle Eastern country without proper coordination with local authorities
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio says Philippine embassy personnel should have coordinated with Kuwaiti police
This comes after Kuwait's foreign ministry summoned the Philippine ambassador over a video showing the rescue of Filipino domestic workers from Kuwaiti homes
The Fair Training Center in Parañaque City teaches Hong Kong OFWs to 'professionalize' their work – and not just to please their employers abroad
Pahima Alagasi, the OFW scalded by her employer in Saudi Arabia 4 years ago, is given financial assistance and offered a job by President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) 'So far, the Embassy has not received any reports of Filipino casualties in the attacks that appear to have targeted military installations in and around Damascus,' says Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato
'You need to prove yourself because you're a visitor. You need to perform much better,' says Kennon Jan Aguilar, a top foreign cadet at the Korea Air Force Academy
Former envoy to the ASEAN Orlando Mercado says that member-states within the region have vibrant arrangements with the Philippines in terms of workers' protection
While the murder of Joanna Demafelis rocked the Philippine community in Kuwait, many say they want to remain in the country
Human Rights Watch also says Kuwait should 'confront the outcry' over the reports of abuse by taking 'immediate steps to reform the kafala system'
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