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OFWs in Libya urged: Choose lives over jobs

Posted by jacobo 78 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines–Lives first before jobs. Malacañang on Tuesday made this appeal to Filipinos in Libya as fighting between rival militias in the north African country intensified.

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Asean members back Phl proposal on sea row – DFA

Posted by jacobo 79 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed support for the Philippine proposal called the Triple Action Plan (TAP), a concrete framework to address the escalating tensions in disputed areas in the South China Sea, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday.

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Payment setback for OFWs home journey

Posted by jacobo 79 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The government acknowledged today that the reason why many of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in strife-torn countries refused to go home was because of the low salary and not because there were no available jobs.

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Repatriated from Libya? There are local, overseas jobs available for you

Posted by jacobo 79 days ago Philippines
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Close to 1,000 local and overseas jobs are available for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated from strife-torn Libya, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Tuesday.

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Tunisia re-opened border anew for Pinoys trapped in Libya, DFA chief says

Posted by jacobo 79 days ago Philippines
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The government of Tunisia has re-opened its border to Filipinos fleeing the violence in Libya as the ship that will ferry evacuees from the Philippines to neighboring Malta is expected to arrive later this week, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Tuesday.

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Clear-cut repatriation guides sought for OFWs in Libya

Posted by jacobo 79 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Embassy in Libya should intensify its information campaign with clearer instructions on the repatriation process for Filipino workers there, according to a group advocating OFW rights.

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Some OFWs in Libya fear land travel to repatriation pick-up points

Posted by jacobo 79 days ago Philippines
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Some Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) trapped in the conflict-torn Libya said they are willing to be repatriated, but fear traveling by land to the ports of Misrata and Benghazi where a 1,500-seater ship that the government hired is set to pick them up.

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‘No shore leave’ policy up for Pinoy seafarers passing through Ebola-hit countries

Posted by jacobo 79 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) is implementing a “no shore leave” policy for Filipino seafarers sailing in Ebola-hit West African countries.

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