Global Pinoy, News, NOAH

Why Overseas Filipino Workers need a separate, distinct OFW bank?

7 May , 2017  

It is a good thing that the government is focused on the welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers. But why open a separate bank for OFWs? The present crop of government officials under the Duterte administration, and so so true of the past ones, has no trust that existing government owned or controlled banks can […]

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Mindanao, News

PH government errs in defending OFW Jakatia Pawa from death sentence?

26 Jan , 2017  

The execution of Overseas Filipino worker Jakatia Pawa in Kuwait reflects the general sorry state of cold treatment from the Philippine government these ‘heroes’ receive in return. Pawa’s execution by hanging was pushed through on Wednesday by the Kuwaiti government. The hapless OFW is the sister of Air Force Col. Angaris Pawa. In February 2010, […]

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Global Pinoy, Video

Pinoys can bring, send home balikbayan boxes worth P150-K tax free

22 Dec , 2016  

MANILA, Dec. 22 — Just in time for the holiday. Pinoys can bring or send home balikbayan boxes worth P150-K tax free. Starting December 25, balikbayan boxes with values not exceeding P150-K will be exempted from paying duties and taxes. This was confirmed by Bureau of Customs spokesperson Neil Anthony Estrella at a press briefing […]

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News, World

President-elect Trump won’t allow H-IB visa holders to replace US workers

11 Dec , 2016  

This is one of the expectation that could unroll once the new US president assumes office on January 20, 2017. President-elect Donald Trump has said he would not allow Americans to be replaced by foreign workers, in an apparent reference to cases like that of Disney World and other American companies wherein people hired on […]

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Business, News

Jollibee will soon ‘invade’ Europe via Italy

4 Dec , 2016  

Next year, Filipino expats in Europe will get to taste Philippine’s ‘home grown hamburger’ and related to go food stuff. This is because industry leader Jollibee Foods Corporation is set to make a European debut with the strong possibility in Italy. Italy is home and host to many expat Filipinos, including overseas workers, that surely […]

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Global Pinoy, News, Travel

No more outright collection of NAIA terminal fee for OFWS beginning March 2017

2 Dec , 2016  

Departing passengers outside Ninoy Aquino International airport terminal

So this is it. No more outright collection of airport terminal fee for OFWS beginning March of 2017. This is a minor news for Overseas Filipino Workers, if ever. Beginning March 2017, OFWs will get exemption from paying the P550 airport terminal fee. This was confirmed by Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal […]

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Buzz News, News

This kid is the fresh-faced endorser of money remittance

21 Nov , 2016  

Have you seen the cutest and freshest endorser of a money remittance service lately? This kid is the fresh-faced endorser of money remittance without trying. And he is a total winner. He may well be the freshest face endorsing the remittance service as compared to the usual, casual and regular take of companies hiring professional […]

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Economy, Global Pinoy, Nation, News

Wonder how much OFW remittance adds up to and where they come from?

3 Nov , 2016  

Wondered how much Overseas Filipino Workers Remittance adds up to and where they come from? Here’s a dated infograhic presentation showing an increase of OFW remittance beginning 2013 sourced from data provided by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Philippine-based banks and financial remittance companies processed about $26.2 billion or P1.20 trillion in 2014, slightly higher […]

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News, Social Media

Pope Francis joins social photo sharing site Instagram under “Franciscus”

20 Mar , 2016  

View this post on Instagram Pray for me Rezad por mí Pregate per me صلوا من أجلي Priez pour moi Módlcie się za mnie Rezem por mim Betet für mich Orate pro me A post shared by Pope Francis (@franciscus) on Mar 19, 2016 at 4:24am PDT Pope Francis joins social photo sharing site Instagram […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Money laundering in the Philippines detrimental to OFWs sending remittance

17 Mar , 2016  

During the Senate hearing on the alleged money laundering case involving a Philippine universal bank Tuesday, OFW advocate Susan Ople disclosed that banks in more than 10 countries and territories have ended correspondent banking operations with Philippine-based banks and remittance companies. These foreign banks, include among others, are those in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, […]

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Global Pinoy, Nation

OFWs face bleak employment future as Saudi Arabia runs out of money

10 Mar , 2016  

This is really bad news for the many overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia. The once affluent kingdom is slowly going down its knees. Western observers now predict that not too far in the near future, it will run out of money. One most hit hard is the construction sector as the Saudi government already […]

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Getsmo, Global Pinoy, News, Social Media, World

10 Tweets that tell stories about New Year’s eve fire in Dubai

2 Jan , 2016  

10 Tweets that tell stories about New Year’s eve fire in Dubai. While the news was posted here quick about New Year eve fire erupts beside Dubai’s tallest building, we revisit the tweets still pouring in about the hapless event. Sad to say, we did not find enough Tweet detail about the people directly affected. […]

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Global Pinoy, News, Poverty

OFW Joselito Zapanta, 35, executed in Saudi

29 Dec , 2015  

Filipino Joselito Zapanta who was convicted for the murder of a Sudanese national over a rental dispute was executed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Zapanta, 35, was convicted for killing Sudanese Imam Ibrahim, with robbery, on April 13, 2010 by the Riyadh Grand Court. He was sentenced to death […]

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Global Pinoy, Nation, News

Report: 14 OFWS killed in vehicle collision in Saudi Arabia

19 Nov , 2015  

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 information that we got was […]

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Crime, News

President Aquino tasks De Lima to fast tract proof of Mary Jane Veloso’s innocence

1 May , 2015  

MANILA, May 1 — President Aquino tasks De Lima to fast tract proof of Mary Jane Veloso’s innocence. Yes, President Benigno S. Aquino III has ordered Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to fast-track the legal process that may prove overseas worker Mary Jane Veloso is innocent of drug trafficking and bring her recruiters to the […]

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Crime, Global Pinoy, News

Indonesia stops execution of Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

29 Apr , 2015  

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 after midnight on Wednesday. “We […]

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Crime, Global Pinoy, News

Indonesia releases execution order for Mary Jane Veloso – DFA

25 Apr , 2015  

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 Friday, informing them of the […]

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Global Pinoy, Manila, News

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

23 Feb , 2015  

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 a press briefing held at […]

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Manila, Nation, News, Regions

Palace, DOH assures readiness to prevent spread of MERS-COV

14 Feb , 2015  

Palace, DOH assures readiness to prevent spread of MERS-COV MANILA, Feb. 13 — Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. on Friday assured the government is fully equipped to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease in the country. ”The government is intensifying efforts to guard all ports of entry such as […]

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Global Pinoy, Luzon, News

Balikbayan nurse OFW with MERS-COV virus is pregnant

13 Feb , 2015  

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 she was given paracetamol for […]

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Global Pinoy, Internet, Tech News

Online piracy: Illegal hosting of Pinoy teleserye faces prosecution

7 Sep , 2014  

Thousands of Filipinos working on contract overseas jobs, commonly known for short as OFWs, drive away their homesickness and longing for things Pinoy, resort to watching Filipino-produced television programs and movies which are always available for free on the internet. News updates, teleseryes, lifestyle programs, variety shows. Name it and the internet is a-buzz of […]

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In Motion, nuBLOGGER, Travel

Once Upon A Flight to Taiwan And Related Memories

20 Jul , 2013  

Back during the days when the governments of the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of China in Taiwan were in very good and cordial terms, we had that opportunity of visiting Taipei and surrounding communities. The short plane flight from Manila to Taipei was a respite from the usual hectic Makati work days. […]

Governance, News

License of 3 Recruiters Gets Axed For Misrepresentation

15 Apr , 2013  

The windfall volume and value of dollar remittances from Ex-Pats and overseas Filipino workers coursed through banking and monetary institutions that help float the Philippine economy is of paramount importance both to the beneficiaries and to the government. OFWs nonetheless deserve not only respect and adulation but active, instead of the usual passive, protection from […]

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Global Pinoy, News

Pinoy OFW Among 22 Killed in Fuel Tank Blast in Riyadh

2 Nov , 2012  

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 three have been discharged. He […]

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