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OFW inflows up 6.9% to $2.46 B in Oct

Posted by jaypee 1158 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Remittances – cash and non-cash – sent home by Filipinos overseas continued to increase in October on the back of sustained demand for Filipino workers abroad.

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Food is top priority of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 1161 days ago Philippines
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Remittances from Filipinos working overseas support the food manufacturing sector, as nearly all recipients of these funds prioritize the purchase of food items, results of a recent survey conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas show.

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PHL bishops push zero tolerance vs. human trafficking

Posted by jaypee 1166 days ago Philippines
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Philippine Catholic bishops this week sought "zero tolerance" against human trafficking as they warned a failure to fight modern slavery could undermine the Church, a news site reported.

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Gulf countries to upgrade contracts for domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 1179 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 1181 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 1186 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 1187 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 1187 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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