Filipino migrant workers - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino migrant workers

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Senate bill seeks to help Filipino seafarers returning from abroad

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The proposed Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers includes the establishment of a reintegration center that would develop livelihood programs, among others

HOMECOMING. The proposed Magna Carta for Filipino Seafarers eyes the establishment of a reintegration center for returning seamen.

DOLE suspends issuance of OECs for Filipino workers

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:10 PM

(UPDATED) Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the suspension from November 13 to December 1 is due to reports of illegal recruitment and corruption in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

13,000 OFWs already sent home from Saudi Arabia

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:50 PM

More than half of these workers are repatriated through the Saudi government's amnesty program launched March this year

SENT HOME. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte mingles with the 160 repatriated OFWs who were granted amnesty after they were found working illegally in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia upon their arrival on April 17, 2017. Malacañang photo

The silent struggle of returning OFWs

Oct 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

After years of living alone abroad, how do OFWs adjust to family life in the Philippines?

HOMECOMING. OFWs face financial and psychological challenges when they return to the Philippines. Rappler file photo

OFWs in Hong Kong support marriage dissolution bills

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Mission for Migrant Workers say that 8% to 10% of the 2,000 cases the organization handles annually involve female OFWs with marital issues

FOR DIVORCE. Several groups of OFWs in Hong Kong wants a divorce law to protect them from abusive relationships.

How can we ensure onsite protection for OFWs?

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:14 PM

One suggestion is to leverage the demand for Filipino migrant workers when going into multilateral or bilateral negotiations with host governments

MIGRATION. In this file photo, hundreds of Filipinos line up at a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) where they will register to go overseas to work for better pay in Manila on August 5, 2010. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

How Duterte gov’t plans to bring OFWs back home

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The labor department banks on the millions of jobs that ‘Dutertenomics’ will generate and on the improved reintegration program for returning OFWs

TICKET TO WORK. Overseas Filipino workers applying for their overseas employment certificates through the POEA's Balik Manggagawa Online Processing System. Rappler file photo

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

OFW ID. Sample OFW ID card launched Wednesday, July 12. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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

TICKET TO WORK. Overseas Filipino workers applying for their overseas employment certificates through the POEA's Balik Manggagawa Online Processing System. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gov't ready to help OFWs affected by Qatar diplomatic row

Jun 19, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment reminds OFWs that the transfer from one employer to another should undergo a formal hiring process for easier documentation

FOREIGN WORKERS. This file photo taken on October 03, 2013 shows migrant laborers working on a construction site on October 3, 2013 in Doha in Qatar.  Karim Jaafar/AFP

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

SITUATION NORMALIZED. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III lifts the moratorium on OFW deployment to Qatar. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Malacañang

Only OFWs with contracts, OECs can go to Qatar, says labor dep't

Jun 07, 2017 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED The DOLE partially lifts the deployment ban on Qatar The suspension stays for those whose papers have yet to be processed

NO MORE BAN. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III lifts the suspension of the deployment of migrant Filipino workers to Qatar. Rappler file photo

Philippines suspends deployment of workers to Qatar

Jun 06, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III augments the manpower of Philippine overseas labor offices in Qatar and other countries in the Middle East to address the concerns of Filipino workers

The OFW is worth voting for: Why I believe in Toots Ople

Oct 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The son of an OFW shares why there is a need for strong OFW advocates in the Senate

Domesticating public space: Pinoys in Hong Kong Central

Sep 13, 2015 - 2:09 PM

It’s a sort of spatial network that forms a pop up little Philippines in the heart of Hong Kong a Filipino community that exists only on Sundays

BEARING THE WEIGHT. Filipino domestic workers gathered beaneath the towering HSBC Headquarters. Most of them are supporting their respective families in the Philippines.

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

Fifth SONA: The Unexpected

Jul 30, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Our OFWs shall be more than happy to be part of delivering solutions rather than discovering faults Can we not be authors of reforms too?

Palace praises PH-sponsored reso protecting migrant workers

Jan 02, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Malacañang says the resolution was prompted by the need to extend protection to thousands of Filipina migrant workers