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Remittances grew 5.1% in May

Posted by jacobo 641 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Remittances from overseas workers grew 5.1% to $1.77 billion in May from a year ago, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported on Monday.

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OFW Repatriation

Posted by jacobo 641 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines — Malacanañg on Monday urged overseas Filipino workers in war-torn Syria to consider repatriation.

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Taiwan Needs 5,000 Filipino Fishermen

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Jackson Gan, president of PILMAT ( Pilipino Manpower Agencies Accredited to Taiwan), said Taiwan is looking to the Philippines to supply around 5,000 fishermen for Taiwan’s fishing fleet which grossed $2.9 billion in 2011.

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DFA: 17 more OFWs due home from Syria this weekend

Posted by jacobo 642 days ago Philippines
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At least 17 more overseas Filipino workers are due to arrive home in two batches this weekend, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday.

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POEA Regulations

Posted by jacobo 643 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Recruitment agencies should not collect excessive placement fees from applicants or charge placement fees from workers seeking employment in countries which have laws that prohibit the same, if they don’t want to lose their license, said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

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19 OFWs in Saudi waiting to be repatriated

Posted by jacobo 643 days ago Philippines
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Nineteen overseas Filipino workers in Al-Jouf province in Saudi Arabia are waiting to be repatriated to the Philippines, a Saudi-based news site reported Friday.

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UAE airline supports financial literacy project for Pinoys

Posted by jacobo 643 days ago Philippines
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Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, home to over 600,000 Filipinos, has pledged support for the Philippine government's efforts to encourage overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to save, invest, and become entrepreneurs.

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53 Pinoy fishermen, nabbed for fishing illegally in Palau, released Thursday

Posted by jacobo 643 days ago Philippines
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Fifty-three Filipino fishermen, detained over a month in Palau for illegal fishing, were sent home on Thursday after a settlement agreement with the government.

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