Repatriated OFWs from Kuwait to get livelihood aid from OWWA

MANILA — The 30 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated back to the Philippines from Kuwait early this week are entitled to livelihood assistance to help them have their own source of income. According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Bernard Olalia, the qualified OFW can receive PHP20,000 worth of livelihood assistance … Read More

Comelec to study requests to exempt BBB projects from ban

MANILA — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said it will be evaluating the request of government agencies to exempt infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program from the construction ban. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said they already received the proposal from the National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Budget and Management … Read More

90-day campaign for nat’l posts starts Feb. 12

MANILA — The 90-day campaign period for senators and party-list representatives will officially start on Tuesday, February 12. With this, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminded candidates and their supporters to observe the rules in campaigning as provided by law. Campaign materials Considered as lawful campaign materials are pamphlets, leaflets, stickers or other printed materials not … Read More