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Govt urged to make plans for 5,000 OFWs in danger on Saudi-Yemen border

Posted by jaypee 337 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines -- Migrant workers’ rights advocates urged government on Friday to immediately draw up a plan to protect an estimated 5,000 Filipinos in danger from worsening bombings and artillery exchanges along the border of Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

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Dole assures regulation of foreign workers despite Asean integration

Posted by jaypee 343 days ago Philippines
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THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has assured that the influx of foreign workers from neighboring countries shall remain in-check despite the onset of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) economic integration.

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More Taiwan firms employ OFWs via direct hire

Posted by jaypee 345 days ago Philippines
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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday that there are more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are being employed by Taiwan-based companies via direct hiring process.

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Third highest worlwide, OFW remittances seen to hit $29.7 B in 2015

Posted by jaypee 349 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers are forecast to reach $29.7 billion this year, making the Philippines the world’s third largest recipient of remittances, according to the World Bank.

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Singapore: Work permits of domestic workers no longer limited by passport expiry dates

Posted by jaypee 380 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Singapore no longer limits the duration of the work permits of household service workers by the expiry dates of their passports, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced Thursday.


This will allow domestic workers to “fulfil their employment contracts with minimal disruption,” said Baldoz.

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Japan to open doors to Filipino domestic helpers | ABS-CBN News

Posted by jaypee 385 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Japan will soon open its doors to Filipino domestic workers.


This was one of the topics discussed during the bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday evening.

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UN Development Goals: Sustaining the Southeast Asian Fisherman | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia |

Posted by jaypee 411 days ago Philippines
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The UN Sustainable Development Goals highlight the need to protect the oceans, coastlines and small-scale fishermen. However, this may be in conflict with ASEAN’s bid to reach the targets set out in the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint. Serious political will and effective on-the-ground e

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August remittances down 0.6 pct, first drop in 12 years

Posted by jaypee 422 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Remittances sent by Filipinos working abroad fell for the first time in 12 years in August.


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said cash remittances in August hit $2.04 billion, 0.6 percent lower than the $2.06 billion in the same month last year.


The drop in monthly cash remittances was the first since April 2003, central bank data showed.

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