Bureau of Immigration operatives arrested at least 50 foreigners working illegally at a call center in Makati City.
Cash remittances expanded by 6 percent to $2.053 billion in August from $1.938 billion a year earlier on continued deployment of Filipino workers abroad, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Wednesday.
Citing the security situation there, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday banned the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Yemen.
Some 130,000 Filipinos working as domestic helpers in Hong Kong stand to benefit from a new wage increase there, the Department of Labor and Employment said Tuesday.
While noting a gradual easing of tension in Hong Kong, Philippine officials reminded Filipinos there to continue avoiding venues of protests.
Four recruitment agencies were preventively suspended for allegedly circumventing government regulation on recruiting and deploying Filipino household service workers (HSWs).
Filipinos and other foreign domestic workers are preparing to demand a raise now that the situation in Hong Kong is slowly returning to normal.
School teachers forced to work as household helpers or household service workers (HSWs) in Singapore now have a chance to return to the Philippines to practice their original profession.
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