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PIA | Amnesty offered to illegal foreign workers in Bahrain

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, June 30  -- The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) of Bahrain has announced that a general amnesty for illegal foreign workers in Bahrain will commence on July 01, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

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Remittances breach $2-B mark in April

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Philippines
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Cash sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) rose in line with expectations in April this year, which became the earliest month in history that saw remittances exceed $2 billion, documents from the central bank showed.




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Deployment of Filipino domestic workers down by 20%, says POEA | Inquirer Global Nation

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Philippines
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The deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working as household helpers went down by 20 percent in the first five months of 2015 compared to last year’s data, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Tuesday.




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POEA: No deployment ban in Korea

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that there is no deployment ban in South Korea despite the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) outbreak.

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PH deployment of domestic workers abroad down by 20%

Posted by jaypee 75 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Philippine deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to foreign countries went down by 20% in the past 5 months compared to the same period in 2014.

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10,000 cash assistance awaits OFWs repatriated from Yemen –OWWA

Posted by jaypee 93 days ago Philippines
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Filipino workers repatriated from strife-torn Yemen may claim a cash grant of P10,000 from the Financial Relief Assistance Program (FRAP) by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) within six months of their return to the Philippines.

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Almost 5,000 Pinoys repatriated from strife-torn Libya

Posted by jaypee 94 days ago Philippines
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Eighty-eight Filipinos are expected to arrive on Tuesday afternoon after being repatriated from strife-torn Libya, the Department of Foreign Affairs has said.

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DFA: 3 challenges in protecting female domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 108 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Lack of direct communication lines, lack of information on the right people and entities to contact, and proneness to abuse of female migrant household service workers (HSWs) are among the challenges the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) pointed out in its work safeguarding their rights.

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