Covid-19 slows down OFW deployment to HK, Macao, Taiwan

MANILA — The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) threat has affected the deployment of overseas Filipino workers, particularly new hires, to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Monday. “Bumaba ‘yung mga bago (There are less newly-hired OFWs). (I think) they are also taking necessary precautions especially that they also got financial assistance,” Bello … Read More

3 Batangas road sections closed to traffic due to Taal ashfall

MANILA — Three road sections in the province of Batangas were closed to traffic, the Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Wednesday. In a statement released by DPWH Central Office in Manila, the Tanauan-Talisay-Tagaytay Road, Talisay-Tagaytay Section, Talisay, Batangas; Lake Taal-Tagaytay Road, Batangas and Talisay-Laurel-Agoncillo Road are still not passable due to ashfall upon the … Read More

PH bans deployment of new domestic workers to Kuwait

MANILA — The government on Friday announced the ban on the deployment of newly-hired household service workers (HSWs) to Kuwait. Based on Governing Board Resolution 01, series of 2020, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) declared a partial ban on the sending of Filipino workers, particularly newly hired HSWs, effectively immediately. “Now, therefore, the POEA Governing … Read More

Rizal’s relatives thank Pinoys for still honoring his martyrdom

MANILA — The descendants of Saturnina and Maria, sisters of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, on Monday joined the national and local government officials in commemorating the 123rd anniversary of Rizal’s martyrdom. Jeremiah Villaroman, who is related to Rizal’s eldest sister Saturnina, said it is laudable that the Filipino people still remember what … Read More

BI stops Lebanon-bound Pinay household workers at Iloilo airport

MANILA — Immigration officials intercepted six suspected human trafficking victims who attempted to leave the country for Lebanon at the Iloilo International Airport (IIA). In a report to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente Wednesday, Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU) head Ma. Timotea Barizo said the women, who were illegally recruited to work as domestic helpers were … Read More

Clearing ops in Tisoy-damaged roads ongoing: DPWH

MANILA — Clearing operations in roads damaged by Typhoon “Tisoy” (Kammuri) continue as damage to infrastructure has exceeded PHP2 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Tuesday. “As per initial reports submitted by DPWH Regional Offices, partial cost of damage to roads, bridges, flood control, other public buildings is at PHP2.727-billion,” the agency … Read More