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HIV-positive OFWs could surpass 7,000 mark in 2019– ACTS-OFW

Sep 15, 2019 - 12:58 PM

ACTS-OFW urges early testing and treatment for OFWs who suspect they might have acquired HIV

OFWs now comprise 10% of Filipinos with HIV – ACTS-OFW

May 25, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Of the 65,463 confirmed cases listed in the National HIV/AIDS Registry as of March 2019, 6,524 are overseas Filipino workers, says ACTS-OFW

WIDESPREAD. HIV/AIDS continues to persist despite measures taken to suppress the virus. Photo from Shutterstock

Filipino sailors remitted over $1 billion in January-February 2019

Apr 20, 2019 - 4:18 PM

For the entire 2018, Filipino seafarers wired home a total of P317 billion through bank channels

Photo from Shutterstock

LIVE: House ethics and privileges panel holds special meeting on Bertiz controversies

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Watch the special meeting on Wednesday, October 3

Bertiz apologizes to women over ‘stupid’ monthly period remark

Oct 02, 2018 - 7:49 PM

But ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz also says it is a line he usually uses whenever his wife gets angry

UNDER FIRE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz holds a press conference on October 01, 2018 regarding his viral video taken at NAIA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Making their blood boil: Netizens rage over Bertiz’s period excuse

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Men and women alike point out that having a monthly period is not a valid reason for ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's rude behavior

OUT FOR BLOOD. Netizens express their disapproval over ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's excuse for his behavior.

Lawmakers to Bertiz: Comparing menstrual periods to your behavior 'demeaning to women’

Oct 01, 2018 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) 'Kaming mga babae ay walang problema sa regla. Ang isyu ay ang arogansya niya,' says Gabriela Representative Emmi de Jesus

UNDER FIRE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz holds a press conference on October 01, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bertiz apologizes, likens behavior at NAIA to getting 'monthly period'

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:05 PM

ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz says his behavior at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was 'very uncalled for'

'SORRY'. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz holds a press conference on October 01, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House ethics probe looms over lawmaker John Bertiz

Oct 01, 2018 - 1:15 PM

If no outside party files an ethics complaint against ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz, House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says lawmakers themselves will trigger the probe

ON THE HOT SEAT. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz is under fire over his recent controversial actions.

Malacañang on Bertiz airport incident: Officials must follow Duterte example

Oct 01, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'Even the President complies with the security checks of the airport,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence Go took time to listen to the plea for justice from Analyn Jumamoy Legarda, sister of Ronald Jumamoy, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died in Saudi Arabia last 2016. The meeting was held at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on April 14, 2018.  During the meeting, the Special Assistant to the President assured Legarda that the case of her brother will be reviewed and that an investigation will be conducted on why there has been alleged failure in assisting their family.  Joining Go in the meeting are Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Labor Attaché Nasser Mustafa, and ACTS OFW Partylist Representative John Bertiz. PHOTOS BY TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Lawmaker urges banks to slash OFW remittance charges amid high inflation

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:05 PM

ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz III asks banks to cut charges on OFW remittances to 5%, from the current average of 10.57%

Cash remittance of Filipino seafarers may exceed $6B this year – lawmaker

Jun 25, 2018 - 9:40 PM

'We expect the enlistment of Filipino sailors to increase along with international ship traffic, as the global economy continues to expand,' says ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto 'John' Bertiz

Too early to rejoice over death sentence for Demafelis killers – OFW congressman

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:49 PM

ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz points out that the Kuwaiti government does not hold custody of the suspects and ‘cannot carry out the penalty’

NO JUSTICE YET. ACTS-OFW Representative Aniceto Bertiz says it’s not yet time to lift the workers’ deployment ban to Kuwait imposed by President Duterte, shown in this file photo visiting the wake of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis. Malacañang photo

LOOK: Pampanga hospital designates specific wing for OFWs

Sep 06, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The Jose B Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in San Fernando Pampanga is the first of several government hospitals to set up an ‘OFW wing’

OFW WING. Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital is setting up an OFW wing to accommodate the medical needs of Filipino migrant workers. Photo from the Office of Representative Aniceto Bertiz

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

MIGRANTS. Thousands of OFWs based in Qatar gather as President Rodrigo Duterte arrives for his state visit. Photo by Simeon Celi/Presidential Photo

Duterte urged: Help 200,000 undocumented OFWs in China

Oct 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Most of these undocumented OFWs are working as household workers and private tutors says ACTS OFW Representative John Bertiz

HELP OFWS. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz (far left) wants President Rodrigo Duterte to help undocumented OFWs in China. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PH gov't urged to fix master list of stranded OFWs to fast-track aid

Aug 11, 2016 - 2:50 PM

ACTS OFW Representative John Bertiz and OFW advocate Susan Ople say the Department of Foreign Affairs should take the lead in repatriating stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia

OFW ADVOCATE. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz wants the government to do all that it can to help stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Abolish us? Party-list representatives: 'We're not all bad'

Aug 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says party lists have helped pass landmark legislation in the past including the Reproductive Health Law the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Law and the Philippine Competition Act

BYE-BYE PARTY LISTS? ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz and AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr weigh in on the proposal to abolish the party-list system. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmaker seeks creation of department for OFWs

Jul 18, 2016 - 8:13 PM

The new department is seen to ensure a unified fast and coherent approach in extending government services to Filipinos overseas and their families

Lawmaker wants crisis management team for laid-off Middle East OFWs

Jul 14, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Party list ACTS OFW says thousands of OFWs are affected by the economic downturn in the Middle East

LAID OFF. ACTS-OFW says thousands of OFWs are affected by the economic downturn in the Middle East caused by terrorism, armed hostilities, and steep declines in the global prices of oil. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

105 new lawmakers take crash course in legislation

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:32 PM

A mock session is conducted to show the neophyte lawmakers what happens during a regular session at the House of Representatives

MOCK SESSION. Neophyte legislators attend a mock session at the House of Representatives plenary hall on July 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda

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May 20, 2016 - 12:42 PM

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17th Congress: Meet the party list's new faces

May 19, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Out of the 46 proclaimed on Thursday May 19 only 7 are fresh faces making their first entry into the House of Representatives