OFW families - updates

Rappler's latest stories on OFW families


#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week July 2-8, 2018

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:17 AM

A string of dead local officials, the bench-clearing Gilas-Boomers brawl, updates on the boys trapped in a Thai cave

Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

Hip-hop artist, OFW advocate: RJ Señeres' rhyme and reason

Jul 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

RJ Señeres' journey started way before his career in music – in their 3-bedroom apartment in Abu Dhabi, when he was just 11 years old. This is his story.

RJ Señeres Jr

Model OFW families honored in Malacañang

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:26 PM

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'

Noe Diola and his family pose for a picture after receiving the national award for the Seabased category of the Model OFW Families of the Year Award.

IN PHOTOS: 2015 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:28 PM

The MOFYA is an annual recognition of OFWs who not only sacrificed years apart from their families but also helped improve the lives of people in their communities

UNEXPECTED. Grand winner and engineer Robert Ranchez says his family was not expecting the victory. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

OWWA names model OFW families of the year

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:29 AM

The award honors efforts of overseas Filipino workers who do not only work for their family but also for their community and country

GRAND WINNERS. Engineer Robert Ranchez (4th from right) and his family triumphantly receive their award on December 4. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

Google PH crowdsources lyrics to build homes for abused OFWs

Aug 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Missing the Philippines? Tell it through a song and help raise funds for halfway homes for maltreated Filipino migrant workers

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

'Lechon queen’s' advice to OFW families

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Says the woman behind Lydia s Lechon: Whenever you are presented with a good business opportunity just say yes then figure out how to deliver on your promise

Walden Bello, PH lawmakers to hold dialogue with OFWs in HK

Mar 12, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Seven other legislators from the House of Representative join Bello on the trip

#OFWMom: A different kind of working mom

Aug 29, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Rappler conducts a Hangout to give you a glimpse of what families go through when a parent especially the mother leaves to work in another country

What you think you know about OFW kids is wrong

May 23, 2014 - 9:30 PM

The OFW life is simply not always as glittery as it seems and no one else knows that better than the children of OFWs

Miles away: An OFW family gives back

Oct 22, 2013 - 5:17 PM

The Duque family is recognized for a decade of community service

Napoles daughter backs out of party list

Aug 08, 2013 - 6:10 PM

Rep Roy Señeres Sr says Napoles made the decision to spare the OFW Family Party List of the controversy associated with her mother

'Pinoys lose 10,000 jobs due to PH-Taiwan row'

Jul 08, 2013 - 6:43 PM

OFW Family Club Rep Roy Señeres says PH could lose at least US 2 billion in remittances in the next 3 years if the contracts of the OFWs are not renewed