Collecting training fees from Japan interns illegal

MANILA — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday reminded candidates selected for employment in Japan that they should not pay any training fees. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia particularly cautioned individuals who are part of the Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) or as housekeepers in National Strategic Special Zones (NSSZ). He issued the reminder after … Read More

BOC destroys P157-M worth of cigarette-making machines, Ferrari

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday destroyed various items worth PHP157 million in Port Area, Manila. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and Undersecretary Jesus Melchor Quitain, officer-in-charge of Office of the Special Assistant to the President, together with other Customs officials, witnessed the destruction of a PHP7 million second-hand Ferrari luxury vehicle, … Read More

OFWs thank Duterte for looking after their welfare

MANILA — A group, represented by a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW), expressed its gratitude to President Rodrigo R. Duterte for looking after the welfare and safety of overseas workers. “The program and the event happened dahil sa malaking pasasalamat namin kay presidente (because of our gratitude to the president). Ang feeling kasi ng mga OFW is, the president is our … Read More

CBCP urges probe on HK lending firm over ‘passport collateral’

MANILA — The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMI) on Thursday said that the lending firm in Hong Kong, which seized some 1,400 passports of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), should be probed. CBCP-ECMI chairman Bishop Ruperto Santos noted that a probe should be conducted on the … Read More

Over 100 foreign illegal workers nabbed in Laguna raid

MANILA — Immigration authorities arrested 105 foreign nationals who are illegally working at a business process outsourcing (BPO) company in Biñan, Laguna on Thursday. In a statement Saturday, Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente said the foreigners were caught by Intelligence Division (ID) operatives working at a BPO firm without the necessary visas. “They failed … Read More

12 BI execs in 3 airports reshuffled

MANILA — A dozen Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers holding key positions in three airports have been reshuffled as part of management’s thrust to revitalize operations, an official said on Wednesday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the 12 senior officers were formerly assigned to the Bureau’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU). Among their duties is … Read More