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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

Ikon Recognizes Loreto Mijares for His Heroic Act

Date Posted: 12/7/2017

“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

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

Solon alarmed over high failure rate of PHL nurses in English tests

Date Posted: 10/12/2017

A lawmaker is seeking a meeting with education officials and nursing school deans to discuss how to address the reported high failure rate of Filipino nurses in English tests. “The Philippines is country that flaunts its English competence but apparently that assertion is a balloon full of hot air when it comes to the English... Read More

Duterte approves creation of OFW bank

Date Posted: 10/10/2017

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the Land Bank of the Philippines’ acquisition of Philippine Postal Savings Bank, which will be spun off into a lender for overseas Filipino workers. The new entity will be named Overseas Filipino Bank, according to Executive Order 44, which was signed on Sept. 28 and released by Malacanang... Read More

UAE healthcare firm reveals major push into Saudi Arabia

Date Posted: 10/9/2017

NMC Health, the UAE-based healthcare operator, has announced that it has received all regulatory approvals for new medical facilities in Saudi Arabia as part of a major expansion into the Gulf kingdom. The Chronic Care Specialty Medical Centre (CCSMC) in Jeddah is believed to be one of the first greenfield medical facilities in Saudi Arabia... Read More

Iba’t ibang uri ng NBI clearance, pinag-isa na

Date Posted: 10/3/2017

Inilabas ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) nitong Martes ang isang multi-purpose clearance na pinag-iisa ang dati’y magkakaibang NBI clearance. Dati, magkakaiba pa ang NBI clearance na gagamitin para sa mga papasok ng trabaho, mangingibang bansa, kukuha ng gun permit, business permit at iba pa. “This is in line with the present administration … to... Read More

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