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

Posted by jaypee 33 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 33 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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Ops on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: Newly appointed Immigration Department Director-General Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim has vowed to flush out over 500,000 illegal immigrants employed in the country by unscrupulous business operators.

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Activists urge govt to ratify labour pacts

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Thailand
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Labour rights advocates have called on the government to ratify two long-awaited International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions after the private sector demanded they be delayed.

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Human-trafficking gang arrested attempting to smuggle illegal workers into Phuket

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Thailand
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PHUKET: Three human-trafficking suspects were arrested yesterday trying to smuggle 19 illegal Myanmar workers into Phuket.

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Thai fishermen convert boats to cash in on human-smuggling

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Thailand
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The smuggling of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar is so lucrative that Thai fishermen are converting their boats to carry humans, police, locals and officials in southern Thailand said.

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Migrants to retain social security right

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Thailand
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Migrant workers who leave the country and return to resume employment will not see their rights to social security privileges disrupted, according to the Social Security Office (SSO).

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Pinoys in Saudi Arabia reminded of procedures for bringing in ‘narcotics’

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Filipinos in Saudi Arabia were reminded over the weekend to comply with the Kingdom's requirements on bringing in or out medicines with narcotic properties.

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