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'If someone gets sick in my dungeon, you know I am not insured for that,' says professional dominatrix Madame Caramel
Chinese workers at the resort complex are included in a list of OFWs who’ve tested negative for COVID-19, even though their swab samples were taken later than some Filipino repatriates still waiting for their results
At least 152 Filipinos working in construction sites remain stranded in the African country
Does he return to a country in disarray, or does he stay in another where he has no rights? Whatever choice he makes, the future is uncertain.
There have been no COVID-19 fatalities among health workers since May 10, says the Department of Health
In a single day, 468 overseas Filipino workers arrive in Negros Occidental and Bacolod via two sweeper flights and a sea vessel
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is also considering 'underlying factors' as the domestic worker entered the shelter a day before her supposed suicide
(UPDATED) Some 24,000 overseas Filipino workers remain stranded in the capital region due to severe delays in the release of test results and certificates
Her death comes days after a rights group complained about the shelter she was in
The government task force is working to ensure that OFWs are released at most 5 days after going through quarantine, says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
The Department of Health removes retired health workers from the tally, reducing the number of fatalities from 35 to 31
Labor officials estimate that some 500,000 overseas Filipino workers may be out of work by the end of August
The OFWs return to Cebu from Manila after undergoing isolation and virus tests. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in Cebu’s jails now exceed 600 mark.
Top cop General Archie Gamboa also urges the public to avoid 'generalization' of the entire police force as sexual predators
‘Emotionally tortured na po kami dito sa kaiisip kung kailan kami makakauwi sa aming pamilya,’ says a seafarer who’s been in quarantine since April 25
A ten-wheeler truck crashes and then drags Christian Tolentino to his death
Senator Cynthia Villar says her intention was why middle class workers who still received salaries were included in the list of cash beneficiaries, thus taking the benefit from 'the poor and the unemployed'
The arrival of 42,000 more overseas Filipino workers may 'overwhelm' quarantine facilities, says the chief implementer of government policies on the coronavirus pandemic
The Department of Health has not reported any new fatality among healthcare workers since May 13, and the death toll stays at 35
Among the Filipino victims are 3 nurses, two engineers, a community volunteer, and a high school official
The Department of Agriculture says the loans are zero interest, with technical assistance from the government
No new fatalities are reported, keeping the death toll among health workers at 35
(2nd UPDATE) Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo says some repatriated overseas Filipino workers were able to escape before their test results were released. One was found and taken into custody on Sunday, May 17.
The Department of Health reports 80 new cases among health workers
A Filipino mechanic known for his dedicated volunteer work also dies after contracting COVID-19 in Dubai
Singing sensation and PROMIL® FOUR i-shiner Yessha Dela Calzada continues our concert series for our frontliners
No new coronavirus fatalities were reported among healthcare workers as of Wednesday, May 13
Another health worker has died, bringing the total coronavirus deaths among medical professionals to 35
'Military enlistment is not best done at the brink of a war, and neither is the massive employment of nurses during a pandemic'
Most of those infected are nurses and physicians
'The disabled Philippine economy largely depends upon OFW and immigrant remittances.... Thus, there’s no reason to treat these 'modern-day heroes' with insensitivity and overtaxation.
DSWD reiterates families of OFWs with no other source of income since January 2020 can avail of the emergency subsidy
(UPDATED) A total of 23 Filipinos died of the coronavirus in Dubai alone
In April, a first batch of 200 OFWs came home to Cebu after testing negative for COVID-19 in Manila. A second test showed 17 of them positive.
With the coronavirus pandemic, Filipino nurses are thrust to the front lines across the globe, bound by a duty to care for the sickest
4 repatriated seafarers from Negros Occidental and one from Aklan are found to be infected after their home provinces got them tested, a precaution many LGUs are taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus
How much do nurses in the Philippines earn?
'When they were drafting the law, did they even bother to ask OFWs around the world if they agreed to this obligation?'
‘Magkakaroon ho tayo ng problema if you resist because then as a worker of government, it falls upon my shoulders to see to it that everything is done fair,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte
Although PhilHealth already put on hold the collection of the new premium rate – at least over the course of the pandemic – it must also revoke some of the unconscionable rules it had put in place
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ask Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and other officials to explore this option during the pandemic
Saan kumukuha ng kapal ng apog ang mga taga-POLO upang isiping isusuko na lang ng Taiwan si Linn Ordidor dahil hiniling nila ito?
(UPDATED) The state insurer says overseas Filipinos and self-employed members can give their contributions until the end of 2020
(UPDATED) Filipino migrant groups also urge the government to enforce a moratorium on all state collections from OFWs during the coronavirus pandemic and remove punitive penalties
Rappler talks to Alex Au, vice president of a Singapore NGO, about the rise of COVID-19 cases mostly from migrant workers’ dormitories in the city-state
Despite earlier guidelines allowing health workers with existing contracts to leave the country, nurses say they are still unable to return to their jobs over the lack of overseas employment certificates signed as of March 8
Rappler talks to Philippine Ambassador Joseph Yap about the plight of Filipinos in Singapore as the city-state battles the coronavirus
His wife, healthcare assistant Merry Janet, says Marlon didn’t show signs of breaking down, so they both took his condition lightly. He died in the ICU, where he worked.
Filipino saxophonist and gifted child Jacob Sarreal continues our concert series with Promil® Four
The International Labour Organization says around 1.6 billion workers out of the global workforce of 3.3 billion are most vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, particularly those in the informal sector