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PHL pushes for ASEAN protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 947 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines over the weekend exhorted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' senior labor officials to work for the protection of migrant workers, especially the undocumented ones who are prone to abuse and exploitation.

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POEA invites ad agencies, PR firms to join drive vs. illegal recruiters, traffickers

Posted by jaypee 956 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has started inviting ad agencies and public relations firms to join the government's campaign against illegal recruiters and human traffickers.

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POEA: Licenses of 55 recruitment agencies canceled in 2014 for malpractices

Posted by jaypee 979 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration canceled licenses of 55 recruitment agencies in 2014 for unethical recruitment practices.

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DOLE: Job opportunities abroad available for OFWs repatriated from Libya, Yemen

Posted by jaypee 979 days ago Philippines
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Overseas Filipino workers repatriated fron Libya and Yemen can be redeployed to several prospective host countries in need of their skills, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said.

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South Korea opens door to 4,600 more OFWs

Posted by jaypee 994 days ago Philippines
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Close to 5,000 Filipino workers are allowed to work in South Korea’s manufacturing sector this year under the Employment Permit System (EPS), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Wednesday.



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ADB: Govts must ensure remittances used for inclusive growth

Posted by jaypee 1001 days ago Philippines
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Asian governments and the private sector must take full advantage of the sharp increase in workers’ migration and remittances, making sure the funds are channeled through the formal financial system and fully utilized for inclusive economic growth, delegates to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) forum agreed on Wednesday.

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Remittances edge up 0.5% to $1.814 B in January

Posted by jaypee 1001 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Growth in overseas Filipino workers’ remittances decelerated to a six-year low in January, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.




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Women migrants send larger part of their income home than men, IOM says

Posted by jaypee 1011 days ago Philippines
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Women international migrants are earning less than men but send a larger part of their income home, the International Organization for Migration (IOM).



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