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19 Aug 2021- OWWA: Over 650K OFWs repatriated amid pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 19, 2021

By JAMIL SANTOS, GMA News, 19 Aug 2021 The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on Thursday reported that a total of 654,546 overseas Filipino workers have already returned home amid the global threat of the Delta coronavirus variant.

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DFA says repatriations now over 3,700; OFWs say support lacking

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2021

(Philstar.com), 3 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs reported the arrival of its ninth chartered repatriation flight with 374 Filipinos on board, including 78 pregnant women.

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14 May 2021 – Over 540K displaced OFWs back in PH: DOLE exec

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2021

By Ferdinand Patinio, 14 May 2021 MANILA – Over 540,000 overseas Filipino workers have so far been assisted by the government in going back to their hometowns, an official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Friday.

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DTI lends P22 million to OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2021

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 4 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has extended over P22 million in loans to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) under a facility that seeks to help them start their own businesses.

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OFWs’ hotel accomodation budget good until May only — OWWA

Published by rudy Date posted on April 22, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 22 Apr 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The remaining P1.4-billion budget for hotel accommodation and other needs of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) could only last until May, according to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

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OFW repatriates hit .5m mark; DOLE extends P5b AKAP

Published by rudy Date posted on April 4, 2021

News Release Department of Labor and Employment April 4, 2021 OFW repatriates hit .5m mark; DOLE extends P5b AKAP The government has repatriated more than half a million overseas Filipino workers who were displaced by the Covid 19 pandemic, the labor department said on Sunday.

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OWWA: Hotel budget for returning Pinoys depleted

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2021

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 11 Mar 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is seeking an additional P9.8 billion for the hotel accommodation and other needs of returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) placed under mandatory isolation.

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OFW plight shows extent of pandemic pinch

Published by rudy Date posted on January 30, 2021

ECONOMIC CONTRACTION By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Jose Tamares Jr. had many reasons for leaving his job as an engineer in the Philippines to work as a waiter in Qatar.

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DOLE said the government has already repatriated over 400k OFWs, who were affected by Covid-19.

Published by rudy Date posted on January 17, 2021

DOLE said the government has already repatriated over 400k OFWs, who were affected by Covid-19. @BusinessMirror pic.twitter.com/mjOCc6d3ZL — Samuel Medenilla (@sam_medenilla) January 17, 2021

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126,000 OFWs awaiting repatriation

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2020

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 18 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Over 120,000 displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are coming home, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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18 Dec 2020 – DOLE: Pandemic displaced 550,000 OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on December 18, 2020

by Vito Barcelo and Maricel Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 18 Dec 2020 More than half million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) pandemic abroad, while 3.8 million workers lost their jobs, the Department of Labor and Employment said Thursday.

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DFA says more than 10,000 migrant Filipinos returned home last week

Published by rudy Date posted on November 24, 2020

(Philstar.com), 24 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs said it repatriated another 10,326 Filipinos last week. “This brings the total number of repatriated Filipinos to 265,111 since February 2020,” a press release from the department reads.

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DOLE to release next tranche of cash aid for displaced OFWs this week

Published by rudy Date posted on November 9, 2020

By Samuel Medenilla, Businessmirror, 9 Nov 2020 The next round of distribution of the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) cash aid for overseas Filipino workers displaced by the pandemic is expected to start this week.

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15 Oct 2020 – Over 254K OFWs flown home amid COVID-19 pandemic—Lorenzana

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2020

by Darryl John Esguerra, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — More than 254,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been sent home amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 chair Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday night.

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Displaced OFWs surge past 600k

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2020

by Manila Standard, 16 Aug 2020 The number of overseas Filipino workers seeking assistance due to the effects of the COVID pandemic surged to more than 600,000, the labor department reported on Sunday.

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Nearly 5,000 repatriated Pinoys have COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on August 10, 2020

by Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), 10 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Almost 5,000 Filipinos who have returned from various countries have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

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OFW repatriation worsens remittance outlook

Published by rudy Date posted on June 1, 2020

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 31 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Money sent home by Filipinos abroad to their loved ones in the Philippines is seen to further contract this year as more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are displaced due to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, according to the Bangko…

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200,000 more OFWS due to arrive in five months — DILG

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2020

By Jeffrey Damicog, Manila Bulletin, 26 May 2020 The government is anticipating the arrival within five months of almost 200,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who lost their jobs because of the pandemic, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III said on Tuesday.

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40,000 displaced OFWs coming home

Published by rudy Date posted on May 7, 2020

by Mayen Jaymalin, Rudy Santos, Michael Punongbayan, Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star), 7 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) reported yesterday that over 40,000 more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the lockdown abroad due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are expected to return home.

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Cooperation on OFW reintegration sought

Published by rudy Date posted on September 1, 2017

BY WILLIAM DEPASUPIL, Manila Times, Sep 1, 2017 THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has pushed for the productive reintegration of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to reverse the country’s decades-old labor export policy.

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DOLE, IOM ink pact for enhanced reintegration program for OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on March 9, 2017

By Jojo Maharlika, Mar 9, 2017 In a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by DOLE and IOM, a two year project on the adoption of a national master plan for migrant reintegration will be implemented.

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Noy signs OWWA operations bill into law

Published by rudy Date posted on May 15, 2016

By Jess Diaz With Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star), May 15, 2016 MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino has signed into law the Congress-approved bill governing the operations of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). The OWWA law, denominated as Republic Act 10801, defines the functions of the agency, its board of trustees and its secretariat…

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Baldoz signs A.O. No. 120-16 for effective implementation of Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay

Published by rudy Date posted on April 22, 2016

MANILA, April 22 – Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz recently signed Administrative Order No. 120, Series of 2016, or the Guidelines on the Implementation of Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay, to effectively provide and expand the employment and economic opportunities of distressed women overseas Filipino workers.

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Close to 1,300 OFWs benefited from reintegration program –OWWA

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2015

A total of 1,257 OFW members of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) had received over P800 million in financial aid since the establishment of the agency’s Reintegration Program in 2011.

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DOLE reassures repatriated OFWs of reintegration services

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2014

Overseas Filipino workers availing of repatriation from troubled countries were reassured of “focused and comprehensive” reintegration services from the Department of Labor and Employment.

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Govt programs in place to create jobs for returning OFWs –Palace

Published by rudy Date posted on March 19, 2014

The government has rolled out programs to create more jobs for Filipinos so that seeking employment abroad will be unnecessary, a Malacañang official said Tuesday.

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Hundreds of Filipinos deported from Sabah

Published by rudy Date posted on February 20, 2014

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – With Malaysia tightening its policies on immigrants, at least 1,113 Filipinos working and residing in Sabah were deported and are presently staying in an evacuation center in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

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DOLE assures HK-based OFWs of PHL govt protection

Published by rudy Date posted on February 6, 2014

As Hong Kong’s policy to scrap visa-free travel privileges for Philippine diplomatic and official passport holders took effect Wednesday, the Department of Labor and Employment assured overseas Filipino workers there of government protection.

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Repatriated distressed OFWs increased in 2013

Published by rudy Date posted on January 26, 2014

MANILA – The number of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been sent home and had their cases resolved increased in 2013.

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3,000 Pinoys lose jobs monthly as Taiwan sanction runs, but DOLE offers OFWs hope

Published by rudy Date posted on July 10, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – About 3,000 Filipinos working in Taiwan are rendered jobless every month that the hiring freeze imposed by the Taiwanese government runs, officials of Taipei’s main political office in the country said Wednesday. But Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said alternative jobs and enterprise opportunities await those displaced.

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