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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Global Pinoy, News

Fil-American woman dies in NY Times Square train shoving

21 Nov , 2016  

The solid American dream of a Filipina just went bust. The Fil-Am woman identified as Connie Watton, 49, died after being pushed and shoved in front of oncoming train at the 42nd Street of Times Square station in New York city on November 8. NYPD arrested Melanie Liverpool Turner as the suspect in the fatal […]

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News, NOAH

Government contingency measure for OFWs displaced by oil price dip are all talkies

18 Feb , 2016  

Overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East are feeling the crunch already brought about by the diminshing world price of oil and political turmoil. Government contigency measure for OFWs displaced by oil price dip are all talkies. Quick to beat the punch and react, the Philippone government in a press release said it is ready […]

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Global Pinoy, News

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

7 Feb , 2016  

[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 of Foreign Affairs said it […]

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Crime, News, World

Pinay owner of remittance center in Canada faces false pretense charges, more

21 Jan , 2016  

This is why overseas Filipinos, and other nationalities, need to be very careful in sending their hard earned remittances to the Philippines or their home country. [flexiblemap address=”SRCash Remit, Marlborough Mall, Calgary, Alberta” region=”CAnada” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”16″ ] Patron wired $2,000 to relatives in her native country, some of it to pay back debts […]

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Bangsamoro, Bicol News Now, Election, Global Pinoy, Luzon, Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

These voters will elect the next president of the Philippines in 2016

10 Jan , 2016  

It is final. The Philippine Commission on Elections has released the final report of registered voters that will elect the next president, vice president, 12 senators, and other elective local government officials by May 9, 2016. And 54,363,329 registered voters valid to cast their votes will make their final choice, a voice that will matter […]

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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‚Äôs 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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Bicol News Now, Celebrity, News

Nora Aunor to get ceremonial accolade as adopted daughter, ruffle feathers of Naga City folks

21 Mar , 2015  

NAGA CITY, March 21 — Seen lately on nationwide television was the diminutive superstar Nora Aunor herself marching hand in hand with a crowd of like minded people. Later the Bicolana who used to be from Iriga city, delivered her address. She calls for President Benigno S. Aquino III to quit his post and leave […]

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Global Pinoy, Governance, Nation, News

DFA receives additional fund for OFW repatriation program

12 Nov , 2014  

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 in the continuing repatriation of […]

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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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Business, Global Pinoy, News

DTI-PSB Releases List of Erring Forwarders and Consolidators

17 Oct , 2012  

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 not to do business with […]

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Human Rights, News

Advocacy Group Urges DFA to Bring Home OFWs in Distress

26 Nov , 2010  

Advocacy group Migrante International on November 19th staged a picket in front of the department of foreign affairs (DFA) building in Manila to call on the government to facilitate the repatriation of distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

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