Thursday, February 28, 2013

Recruiters warned on HSW protection failure

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) yesterday reiterated that recruitment agencies shall be held accountable for incidents of abuse, exploitation, or breach of
contract committed by household employers against Filipino household service workers (HSWs).

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oman to hire 3,000 Pinoy nurses, doctors

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced that the Sultanate of Oman will hire 3, 288 doctors and nurses from other countries in response to a projected shortage of these medical professionals in that host country.

Friday, February 15, 2013

2012 OFW remittances reach US$23.8 Billion

Personal remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in December 2012 expanded by 9.7 percent year-on-year, the highest monthly growth registered in 2012, to reach  US$2.2 billion, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. announced today.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Just getting started: 400 Casino-Hotel OFWs hired back home

For the hotel/tourism industry OFWs, now they have more chances to be back home to their families, while providing similar career opportunities as the Bloomberry Resorts Corp brought home and hired former OFWs in their initial phase of their development in the PAGCOR Entertainment City (ParaƱaque).

Bloomberry Resorts is the first of four investors in the at least 4 Billion dollar development near the Mall of Asia complex.

Friday, February 1, 2013

DFA 2013 Holidays

Mark your calendars.

The Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) and its Regional Consular Offices (RCOs) and satellite offices in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be closed in observance of the following regular holidays and special non-working days in 2013: