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Pres. Aquino leaves for ASEAN summit in Malaysia

After the APEC summit, President Benigno S. Aquino, III is off to Malaysia for the 27th ASEAN leaders meeting which begins Saturday in Kuala Lumpur. In his departure speech Friday, Aquino said he will bid farewell to his fellow leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as […]

Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that fourteen Filipinos were killed in a vehicular collision in Saudi Arabia while they were on their way to their living quarters in east Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. “Our embassy coordinated with the company that they are working for and the initial […]

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam: The insensitivity and cluelessness of government officials, the hopeless, aggrieved state of Overseas Filipino Workers and NAIA visitors. For the general information of people following the tele-serye on ‘Laglag Bala’ or ‘Tanim Bala’ or ‘Drop Bullet’ scam hounding the visitors and passengers […]

Indonesia stops execution of Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

MANILA, April 29 — OFW Mary Jane Veloso was spared from execution following last minute phone conversation between President Benigno S. Aquino III and Indonesian leader Jokowi Widodo, reports said. The Indonesian government has granted reprieve to Filipino drug convict, who was among the nine prisoners earlier scheduled for execution […]

Indonesia releases execution order for Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

MANILA, April 25 — The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday the execution order for overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso, who was sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking, was received by her family. The Indonesia’s prosecutor gave the notice letter to the family during a meetinf […]

OFW from China possible cause of death was “Bird Flu”

MANILA, Feb. 23 — An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who have just returned from China dies with possible cause of “Bird Flu” infection, according to the Department of Health. “The patient was considered a possible case of Avian Flu or Bird Flu,” said DOH Acting Secretary Janette L. Garin in […]

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant MANILA, Feb. 13 — The 32-year-old Filipino nurse positive with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) from Saudi Arabia is pregnant, the Department of Health disclosed Thursday. DDOH said that because of her pregnancy she could not be subjected to X-ray. Previously […]

DFA receives additional fund for OFW repatriation program

MANILA, Nov 12 — The Philippine government is issuing additional allotment of P50 million to the Department of Foreign Affairs for its overseas Filipino repatriation program. Fund being released by the Department of Budget and Management to the Department of Foreign Affairs will augment DFA’s P100-million emergency fund to help […]

Pinoy OFW Among 22 Killed in Fuel Tank Blast in Riyadh

MANILA, (PNA) Update — A Filipino was among 22 people killed in a fuel truck blast and building collapse in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Raul Hernandez said. At least 12 other Filipinos were injured in the explosion. Nine were admitted to hospitals while […]

DTI-PSB Releases List of Erring Forwarders and Consolidators

The Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (PSB) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday (October 12, 2012), released a complete list of blacklisted Philippine agents and freight forwarders doing business in the country and elsewhere. The agency was effectively warning Overseas Foreign Workers and their consignees in the country […]

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DTI-PSB Releases List of Erring Forwarders and Consolidators

The Philippine Shippers’ Bureau (PSB) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday (October 12, 2012), released a complete list of blacklisted Philippine agents and freight forwarders doing business in the country and elsewhere. The agency was effectively warning Overseas Foreign Workers and their consignees in the country […]

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Indonesia stops execution of Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

MANILA, April 29 — OFW Mary Jane Veloso was spared from execution following last minute phone conversation between President Benigno S. Aquino III and Indonesian leader Jokowi Widodo, reports said. The Indonesian government has granted reprieve to Filipino drug convict, who was among the nine prisoners earlier scheduled for execution […]

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14 Overseas Filipino workers die in Iraq’s Kurdistan high rise fire

[flexiblemap address=”Erbil, Kurdistan” region=”Iraq” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”340px” zoom=”12″ ] Fourteen overseas Filipinos died in a hotel fire in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region Friday, the Malacanang confirmed with a sad note, saying it is working with Iraqi authorities to bring home their remains. An update from the Department […]

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