ofws in middle east - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ofws in middle east


Kuwait 'bewildered' by PH’s deployment ban - report

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Kuwait expresses its 'regret and bewilderment' on the president’s decision to suspend the dispatch of workers to Kuwait

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

FAST FACTS: How big is the Filipino community in Qatar?

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Filipinos are the fourth biggest group of foreign workers in Qatar

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May 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Number of abandoned Filipino babies in Middle East on the rise

May 19, 2017 - 9:55 AM

The reason? Women who get pregnant but can t produce a marriage certificate face detention

Thousands of OFWs remain stranded, unpaid in Saudi Arabia

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:03 PM

OFWs in Saudi Arabia are in dire need of help after not receiving their salaries for months

File photo by AFP/Fayez Nureldine

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

Time to rethink our OFW policy in Middle East

Jan 19, 2016 - 9:41 AM

From an employment and security perspective the economic slump in the Persian Gulf isn’t the best news for the Philippines’ labor export policy

epa04696754 Filipino worker Aileen Tatualla (R), who just returned home from strife-torn Yemen, hugs her son, Prinz Leenbert (L), upon arrival at Manila's international airport, Philippines, 09 April 2015. Some 68 Filipino workers returned home after escaping from Yemeni's conflict. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG