DoLE urges stranded, undocumented OFWs to avail of Saudi’s extended amnesty program

MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) expects repatriation of more Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) since the latter’s extended amnesty program…

Gov’t urged to prepare contingency plan for OFWs in Qatar amid Gulf row

MANILA — A senator on Tuesday urged concerned government agencies to provide assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Qatar and neighboring countries amid ongoing diplomatic crisis in the Middle…

Filipinos in Hong Kong ‘excited’ to meet Pres. Duterte

HONG KONG — Filipinos working in Hong Kong are thrilled to see and meet President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, a top consulate official said. In an interview with Consul General of…

OFWs’ terminal fee exemption to start this weekend

MANILA — Exemption of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from paying the airport terminal fee will begin on Sunday (April 30). They just have to declare that they are an OFW…

DFA orders mandatory repatriation of OFWs in Syria

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised alert level 4 in Syria, which means mandatory repatriation of overseas Filipino workers, due to worsening situation there, DFA spokesperson…

Returning residents, OFWs now allowed to bring in personal, household effects worth PHP350K — BOC

MANILA — Returning residents and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be allowed to bring in personal and household effects amounting to PHP350,000.00 starting on Tuesday, the Bureau of Customs (BOC)…

BaLinkbayan to be launched in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — A novel project called Balinkbayan, an exclusive portal for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will soon be launched in Pangasinan to link OFWs and their families. Provincial Resolution…

OWWA to distribute more cash relief assistance to OFW families in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY —- Of the 3,202 beneficiaries of the cash relief assistance to families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) hard-hit by typhoon Lawin, over a thousand more applicants will get…

OFWs to enjoy duties-free ‘balikbayan box’ starting Dec. 25 — BOC

MANILA — The overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can enjoy duties and taxes-free balikbayan boxes worth less than PHP150,000 beginning December 25, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). “The Bureau…

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