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Rep. Seneres & OFW groups urge PNoy to stop MIAA from implementing integration of terminal fees on November 1

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  The impending implementation of the integrated terminal fee in all airline tickets on Nov. 1 will violate a 19-year old law that grants benefits to millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), OFW Family Partlylist Rep. Roy V. Seneres said today. Seneres, speaking on behalf of various Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) groups and advocates opposing […]

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A Call to Our OFWs in Libya

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To all our OFWs in Libya, which is under Crisis Alert Level 4, please avail of the repatriation program offered by the Philippine Government. Kindly get in touch with your Philippine Embassy in Tripoli and register for repatriation. The Philippine Government will shoulder the repatriation costs. To register for repatriation, Filipinos can contact the Embassy in […]

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PHL EMBASSY REMINDS FILIPINOS TO CARRY IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS, PASSPORTS

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From the Department of Foreign Affairs 16 January 2014 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reminded Filipinos in Malaysia to fully complete their immigration documentation and always carry proper identification documents in light of the Malaysian Government’s announced crackdown on undocumented foreign nationals starting January 21. “We would like to remind our nationals to […]

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News Advisory

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August 28, 2013 In case families of OFWs remaining in Syria find it difficult to get through the DFA’s hotlines, they can also call the Ople Center through its hotline: 833-5337 or send an SMS to +639158435498 to pass on information and messages that can result in the rescue and repatriation of their loved ones. Families of […]

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Financial Fitness 101: A Day of Inspiration

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Para sa mga OFW at kapamilya ng OFW, matutong mag-impok, magpalago ng pera, at pangalagaan ang kinabukasan ng pamilya.  Sumali sa Financial Fitness 101: A Day of Inspiration sa August 24, 2012 sa Laurel House, Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City simula alas-8 ng umaga.   Tumawag sa 833-5337 o pumunta sa link na ito para magparehistro: http://www.bizwhiz.com.ph/financial-fitness-for-ofws.html

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NGOs push for inclusion in investigative panel and expansion of probe into “sex-for-flight” allegations

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There is a groundswell of support building up for the inclusion of civil society representatives to join the government panel tasked with investigating the alleged “sex-for-flight” complaints against certain embassy personnel particularly in Middle East posts. Susan Ople, President of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, said that a group of civil society leaders and […]

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NGO welcomes Saudi King’s intervention to suspend crackdown; calls on PH government to augment embassy personnel and resources for Saudi Arabia

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas Filipino workers, lauded the decision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to order the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labor to stop the crackdown on foreign workers without proper work documents for three […]

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NGO seeks ILO’s help in ensuring fair and humane treatment of Filipino workers in Sabah

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A non-government organization that specializes on labor and migration issues urged the International Labor Organization to closely monitor and help verify reports of abuses in the handling of Filipino migrant workers and deportees by Malaysian authorities as the Sabah crisis continues. “We wish to appeal to the ILO to work with member-states — Malaysia and […]