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ASEAN nations compare notes on protecting women migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines is not the only country exerting efforts to protect its migrant workers against abusive hiring practices. In a conference last week, other Southeast Asian nations shared their own methods of keeping their overseas workers—especially the women, who are more prone to abuses—safe.

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Bangko Sentral: Cash remittances up 7.9% to $2.1B in Sept.

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Philippines
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Money sent home through banks by overseas Filipinos rose 7.9 percent to $2.1 billion in September from $1.95 billion a year earlier on the back of sustained deployment of workers, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Monday.

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DOLE: 4,333 Pinoys repatriated so far from Libya

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Philippines
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At least 4,333 overseas Filipino workers have been repatriated from strife-torn Libya so far, with government releasing some P42.78 million for their financial relief assistance.

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Over 300 Pinoy nurses, caregivers to undergo Japanese language training

Posted by jaypee 79 days ago Philippines
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Over 300 Japan-bound Filipino nurses and caregivers will undergo a six-month training on Japanese language in preparation for their deployment next year.

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Jobseekers warned vs. online scams promising quick jobs abroad | Pinoy Abroad | GMA News Online

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has warned jobseekers against social media accounts promising quick jobs overseas, lest they fall victims to scams or illegal recruitment.

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DBM adds P50M for repatriation efforts in Middle East

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Philippines
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The Department of Budget and Management has allocated an additional P50 million for the repatriation of Filipinos in troubled countries in the Middle East, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said on Tuesday.

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Senate urged to pass bill seeking P50,000 credit assistance to OFWs

Posted by jaypee 97 days ago Philippines
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Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Monday urged his colleagues to pass the bill providing P50,000 credit assistance to overseas Filipino workers.

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PHL, US sign MOU on labor rights

Posted by jaypee 99 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines has recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States seeking to protect Filipino employees and employers in the US by raising awareness about their rights.

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