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Gulf countries to upgrade contracts for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 143 days ago Philippines
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Foreign domestic helpers, including Filipinos, in the Middle East can now expect improved working conditions soon to include annual leaves and eight-hour workdays.

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POEA: No placement fees for domestic workers, caregivers, seafarers

Posted by jaypee 145 days ago Philippines
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No placement fees for Filipinos working abroad as domestic workers, caregivers and seafarers.

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ASEAN nations compare notes on protecting women migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 150 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 151 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 151 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 155 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 158 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 158 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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