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Ikon Recognizes Loreto Mijares for His Heroic Act

Date Posted: 06/7/2018

“Bayanihan” (pronounced as buy-un-nee-hun) is a Filipino concept started in a town or community which refers to a spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve one goal. It has been part of the Filipino tradition wherein people lend a hand to help another or family in the community whether it’s moving a house... Read More

Celebrating Women’s Month for OFWs in Macau

Date Posted: 05/16/2018

In celebration of Women’s Month in March, POLO Macau, the Philippine Consulate General and the Filcom in Macau honoured Filipino OFW women working in Macau. This year’s event was themed “Filipino Women Expanding Influence and Leading Change” – recognizing empowered women who are making an impact on their workplaces, communities and society. 3 award categories... Read More

Ikon Data Privacy Policy

Date Posted: 04/23/2018

Ikon is committed to ensuring compliance with the international standards set for data protection and safeguarding the fundamental human right of every individual to privacy. This privacy policy outlines how Ikon Solutions Asia, Inc. (“Ikon”) uses and protects any personal information, including sensitive personal information as defined in the Data Privacy Act of 2012, that... Read More

DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

Date Posted: 01/20/2018

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered on Friday the immediate suspension of the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. In Administrative Order No. 25, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to stop the processing and issuance of overseas employment... Read More

Overseas Filipino Bank launched

Date Posted: 01/19/2018

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte led Thursday’s launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank, which aims to cater to the needs of the millions of overseas Filipino workers. “I’m happy now that I have made my promise to you my kababayan overseas Filipino workers,” President Duterte said his speech at the launching at the Liwasang... Read More

Over a million OFWs deployed in 2017 — DOLE

Date Posted: 12/27/2017

MANILA, Philippines — Over a million Filipinos left the country to seek employment abroad while thousands returned home for various reasons in the first nine months of this year, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported yesterday. Partial data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) showed a total of 1,281,506 overseas Filipino workers... Read More

OFW bank to open January 20 next year –Bello

Date Posted: 12/20/2017

After more than a decade, the Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB) will complete its transition into the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) on January 20, 2018. “More than one month from now, we will be launching the Overseas Filipino Bank,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Thursday during the department’s end-of-the-year press briefing. Bello said this... Read More

POEA resumes OEC processing for Filipino workers

Date Posted: 12/5/2017

MANILA, Philippines – Outgoing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may now apply for an overseas employment certificate (OEC) as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) lifted the suspension of its processing. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued an advisory on Monday, December 4, that officially ended the 15-day suspension. DOLE earlier barred the Philippine Overseas... Read More

DOLE suspends processing of OFW overseas employment certificates

Date Posted: 11/11/2017

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday suspended the processing of Overseas Employment Certificate applications following “persistent reports” of illegal recruitment of overseas FIlipino workers (OFW). No new OEC applications will be accepted or processed from November 13 to December 1, as the Department of Labor and Employment... Read More

Gov’t to issue passports with 10-year validity starting January 2018

Date Posted: 10/26/2017

MANILA – Filipinos may begin applying for passports with 10-year validity beginning January 1, 2018. This, after the Department of Foreign Affairs released Thursday the implementing rules and regulation of the law extending passport validity. Department Order 010-2017, signed by DFA Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano on October 25 said passports with 10-year validity period will... Read More

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