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Remittances breach $2-B mark in April

Posted by jaypee 80 days ago Philippines
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Cash sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) rose in line with expectations in April this year, which became the earliest month in history that saw remittances exceed $2 billion, documents from the central bank showed.




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Deployment of Filipino domestic workers down by 20%, says POEA | Inquirer Global Nation

Posted by jaypee 80 days ago Philippines
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The deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working as household helpers went down by 20 percent in the first five months of 2015 compared to last year’s data, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Tuesday.




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POEA: No deployment ban in Korea

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that there is no deployment ban in South Korea despite the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) outbreak.

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No more 6P amnesty programme for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The 6P amnesty programme for foreign workers concluded last year, with no new intakes, said Immigration director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim. 

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PH deployment of domestic workers abroad down by 20%

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Philippine deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to foreign countries went down by 20% in the past 5 months compared to the same period in 2014.

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More foreign workers seek help over wage woes

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Singapore
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The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has revealed to The Sunday Times that around 4,500 foreign workers sought its help to resolve such problems last year - 900 more than in 2013. -

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ASEAN, refugees and economic migrants

Posted by jaypee 84 days ago Thailand
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This week, Channel 3's ASEAN Checklist team clarifies the difference between a refugee and an economic migrant and looks at ASEAN's readiness (or lack thereof) to combat those who traffick in them.

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Mixed reactions over new foreign workers system

Posted by jaypee 84 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: The introduction of the Foreign Workers Centralised Management System has received mixed reactions from employers.

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