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Changhua offers support for foreign spouses

Posted by jaypee 737139 days ago Taiwan
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The Changhua County Government said yesterday that it has been holding free counseling sessions for foreign spouses of Taiwan citizens to help them adapt to life in the country. Read More

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OFW groups oppose DFA budget cuts

Posted by jaypee 737139 days ago Philippines
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Migrant groups expressed dismay over the slashed budget of the Department of Foreign Affairs for next year.

Garry Martinez of Migrante International said President Benigno Aquino III Read More

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Immigration sets rules for foreign minors

Posted by jaypee 737139 days ago Philippines
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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has begun implementing stricter rules for foreign minors who visit the country without their parents or guardians.

Officer-in-charge Ronaldo Ledesma of the BI issued last week a memorandum order prescribing new rules regarding the issuance of waivers of exclusion to unaccompanied foreign minors entering the Philippines.

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Palace slashes by half legal assistance funds for OFWs in 2011 budget

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6,000 jobs await Antipolo residents in South Korea

Posted by jaypee 737139 days ago Philippines
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At least 6,000 jobs as factory workers in South Korea are waiting for residents of Antipolo City.

The Jong Phil Language Center Inc. (JPLCI) of Korea said they want Filipino workers because they are hardworking and diligent.

A worker, according to JPLCI, can earn P30,000 a month, and this may go up to P50,000 once he renders overtime work. The workers would be given free housing, too.

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Taiwan labor activists want rise in basic minimum wage

Posted by jaypee 737139 days ago Taiwan
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Labor activists want the Council of Labor Affairs to hike the monthly basic minimum wage to NT$22,115 (US$695) after a meeting Monday.

The current minimum salary of NT$17,280 (US$543) was first introduced in 2007 and should be raised to close the

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Kuwait working to cancel the 'sponsorship' system

Posted by jaypee 737139 days ago Kuwait
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KUWAIT: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and several other government bodies are working on a comprehensive report in response to a report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), rebutting the UNHCR's criticisms and explaining the new procedures to be introduced which will protect the rights of workers and prevent violations.

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No jobs for health professionals in Israel embassy

Posted by jaypee 737139 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines -- There are no job openings for doctors, nurses, medical technologists, ambulance drivers and other hospital workers in Israel, according to the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv.

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