OFWs-Protection

Bill creating OFW department clears Senate hurdle

Published by rudy Date posted on December 14, 2021

by Philstar.com, 14 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved on third and final reading a bill that would create a separate department for overseas Filipino workers despite opposition from economic officials who have warned about bloating the government with new agencies.

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Duterte again calls for abolition of kafala system

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2021

by Philstar.com, 22 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte renewed his call to abolish the kafala system, which he said allows the “exploitation and oppression” of migrant workers.

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Saudi Arabia abolishes kafala, enables OFWs job mobility

Published by rudy Date posted on March 15, 2021

by Rudy Santos (The Philippine Star), 15 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Saudi Arabia is abolishing the kafala sponsorship system, giving all foreign workers, especially overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the freedom to enter and exit the country without seeking an employer’s permission.

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OFW in Jordan cries for help after Philippine Labor Attaché’s wife allegedly beat her

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2021

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DOLE: Majority of OFWs displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic don’t want to be repatriated

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2020

By Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, 2 Jun 2020 More than 300,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but majority of them don’t want to be repatriated, the Department of Labor and Employment said on June 2, Tuesday.

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Qatar’s migrant workers beg for food as Covid-19 infections rise

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2020

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Philippines turns to tech to help protect its overseas workers from abuse, exploitation

Published by rudy Date posted on February 20, 2020

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Thousands of OFWs fear losing jobs in Hong Kong, Macau

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2020

by Rudy Santos, Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 5 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong and Macau fear losing their jobs amid the travel ban imposed by the Philippines for China and its special administrative regions.

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Depression among OFWs: ‘The struggle is real’

Published by rudy Date posted on February 1, 2020

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Duterte approves total deployment ban to Kuwait

Published by rudy Date posted on January 18, 2020

By Catherine S. Valente, TMT, with BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO, 18 Jan 2020 President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Department of Labor and Employment’s recommendation for a total deployment ban to Kuwait, Malacañang announced on Friday.

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Enough is enough

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2020

By BusinessMirror, 9 Jan 2020 The discovery of the mutilated body of Joanna Demafelis in a freezer in Kuwait, in February 2018, so outraged President Duterte, who called her death a “national shame” and ordered a ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait. The Kuwaiti government panicked, and sent high-level delegates to Manila…

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A good day for OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on November 27, 2019

By Susan V. Ople, 27 Nov 2019 IN life, there will always be good days and bad days. The second day of this week turned out to be a very good day for our overseas Filipino workers and for genuine advocates of migrant workers’ rights. Yesterday (November 26), the House of Representatives through the joint…

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Foreign employers of OFWs not complying with POEA rules

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2019

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – 8 Nov 2019 MANILA, Philippines — The government is still unable to monitor the condition of all Filipino workers abroad due to the refusal of some foreign employers and recruitment agencies to comply with hiring regulations of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

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Taking care of women OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on October 18, 2019

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Online OFW monitoring system launched

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2019

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – Sep 3, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — Families of overseas Filipino workers can now check the condition of their loved ones online as the government starts implementing an online OFW welfare monitoring system (OWMS).

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Duterte signs law creating social welfare attache for OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2019

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DoLE puts up 2 shelters for Pinoys in Kuwait

Published by rudy Date posted on April 13, 2018

BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, TMT, Manila Times, April 13, 2018 THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will put up more shelter houses for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait waiting for their repatriation to the Philippines.

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After OFW deaths, DOLE creates command center for abuse cases

Published by rudy Date posted on February 22, 2018

Reporting mechanisms will be strengthened after Filipino labor officials in Kuwait failed to take action when domestic helper Joanna Demafelis was first reported missing by Aika Rey, Rappler, Feb 22, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) set up a command center following the deaths of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)…

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OWWA: Philippine recruitment agencies need to step up game to protect overseas workers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 7, 2017

By Coconuts Manila, Oct. 7, 2017 Recruitment agencies must do their share in ensuring the welfare and protection of Filipino workers they deploy abroad given their steadily increasing numbers.

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American helping abused OFWs wants PHL to stop sending maids to KSA

Published by rudy Date posted on September 27, 2017

By LUCKY MAE F. QUILAO, KBK/KVD, GMA News, Sep 27, 2017 Out of his comfort zone, an American who runs a record label in California has spent the last four years helping Filipino domestic workers in Saudi Arabia who suffered abuse from their employers.

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When labor problems become ‘police cases’

Published by rudy Date posted on June 27, 2017

BY ATTY. DODO DULAY, Manila Times, Jun 27, 2017 ONE of the more common “request for assistance” (RA) that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) receives on a daily basis is a plea from a parent, sibling or relative to bring home (or repatriate) an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). Sometimes, it is our kabayan OFWs…

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OFWs, meet your new labor attachés

Published by rudy Date posted on April 8, 2017

At a seminar organized by the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, 8 new labor attachés present their credentials to the OFW community Don Kevin Hapal, Apr 08, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Some of them may seem young but regardless of age, they maintained that they are all capable of taking on the challenge of looking…

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OMBE NASAGIP!

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2017

By A­rmida Rico, Abante, Feb 21, 2017 Isang Pinay worker ang matagumpay na nasagip sa tiyak na kapahamakan mula sa kamay ng kanyang employer sa Jordan dahil sa pagtutulungan ng media, ng isang non-governmental organization (NGO) at ng labor attaché ng nasabing bansa.

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QuickTake Q&A: Why layoffs are Dire for foreign laborers in Gulf

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2016

by Laurence Arnold Glen Carey, August 4, 2016, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-04/quicktake-q-a-why-layoffs-are-dire-for-foreign-laborers-in-gulf?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-business

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Kuwento ng dalawang au pair sa Europa

Published by rudy Date posted on July 31, 2016

As au pairs, Christy and Jhoy wanted to improve their lives. What they found instead was heartbreak, maltreatment, and a future in limbo. By RAPPLER.COM, July 31, 2016 Velkommen til Denmark! Christy, a 27-year-old nurse, left her hometown in Southern Philippines to be an au pair in Denmark, hoping for a better life.

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DOLE to set up one-stop shop for OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on July 21, 2016

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), July 21, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment will set up a one-stop shop aimed at providing assistance to Filipino workers seeking employment abroad, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello said yesterday.

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Red Cross vision for migrant women workers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2015

Statistics show that in 2013 there were an estimated 232 million migrant workers living outside their home countries. Of these, 48 percent were women. One out of five migrant workers was engaged in domestic work, of which some 43.2 million were women. Statistics on these women for 2015 are likely to have increased.

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Philippines opens helpline for women working overseas

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2015

Move to help address grievances of women workers across the world SHARERssShare on facebookShare on twitter Add on google plus Send Email to Friend Addthis 2 Manila: The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has opened a 14-seat call centre that can be used by distressed women migrant workers to seek assistance, a senior official has said.

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PHL-Saudi labor pact gets Saudi Cabinet nod –report

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2014

Overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia may finally benefit from better working conditions provided in a labor pact signed by the Philippines and Saudi Arabia last year, after the Saudi Cabinet gave the agreement its nod this week.

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POEA rules on placement fees

Published by rudy Date posted on October 23, 2014
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