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21 Pinoy seamen released by Somali pirates to undergo checkup

Posted by jacobo 1516 days ago Philippines
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The 21 Filipino seamen released by Somali pirates earlier this month after eight months in captivity are in good condition and may be repatriated soon, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

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Remittances up 5.5%

Posted by jacobo 1516 days ago Philippines
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Remittances grew by  5.5  percent for the first eight months of the year according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas deputy governor and OIC Juan De Zuñiga.

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Remittances rose 7.6% to $1.8B in August

Posted by jacobo 1516 days ago Philippines
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Cash remittances from overseas-based Filipinos sent through banks reached $1.8 billion in August, increasing at a 10-month high of 7.6 percent from $1.67 billion in the same month last year.

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POEA trains PESO managers fighting illegal recruitment, human trafficking

Posted by jacobo 1516 days ago Philippines
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CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, October 16 (PIA)— The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), in cooperation with the Samar LGU, has conducted a seminar on combating illegal recruitment and trafficking in persons for Samar Public Employment Service Office (PESO) managers at the New Maqueda Bay Hotel, Catbalogan City.

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POEA urged not to allow 'illiterate' maids to work in Saudi

Posted by jacobo 1517 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – An organization of overseas employment service providers (OESPs) is urging the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to disallow the deployment of “illiterate” household service workers (HSWs) to Saudi Arabia.

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DOJ secures 100th human trafficking conviction

Posted by jacobo 1517 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - The government’s campaign against human trafficking marked another milestone with the conviction in court of the 100th person under the anti-human trafficking law.

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OFWs seek amendments to Absentee Voting Law

Posted by jacobo 1517 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are pushing for online voting and other amendments in the existing provisions of the Overseas Absentee Voting Law.

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Employment still awaits OFWs who wants to work in Afghanistan

Posted by jacobo 1517 days ago Philippines
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Manila – Most of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are working in Afghanistan that once the Philippine government raises the deployment ban, hundreds of Filipinos workers would want to find a work in Afghanistan.

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