PhilHealth no longer requires OFWs to pay premiums before getting employment certificate

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is no longer requiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to pay their premium contributions as a requirement to secure an overseas employment certificate (OEC). PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales made...

Gov’t should intensify reintegration programs for OFWs – Villanueva

MANILA, June 15 (Mabuhay) — The government must “further intensify” and expand the implementation of reintegration programs for overseas Filipino workers who find themselves back in the country due to COVID-19, Senator Joel Villanueva said Sunday. In a statement, Villanueva...

PNoy just wanted proper perspective on laglag bala: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday denied that President Benigno Aquino III was being insensitive when he indicated that the reports of alleged laglag bala extortion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were overblown by the media. In a radio interview, Communications...

Marcos hits Aquino for defending ‘incompetent’ MIAA chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vice Presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. slammed President Benigno Aquino III for defending the “incompetent” Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado despite calls for the latter’s...

Nancy Binay: VP Binay not worried with latest drop in public satisfaction rating

MANILA, Oct 6 (Mabuhay) — Vice President Jejomar Binay is not worried with the latest drop in his public satisfaction rating, her daughter, Senator Nancy Binay, said Tuesday. “Sa kanya, ang mindset niya whether mataas o mababa, dapat consisitent ka lang sa pagtulong mo sa...

ALA Int’l, ABS-CBN Sports and TFC to showcase world-class boxing

By Abner Galino and Joy Marino PHILIPPINES against the world. The line may not convey a very thrilling prospect at first glance, but if only limited to boxing, it certainly sets off great excitement. Because as far as boxing is concerned, our boxers have proven that they are a...

Migrante holds ‘zero remittance day’ protest near Malacañang

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Overseas Filipino workers on Friday gathered a few meters from Malacañang in Manila as part of the simultaneous “zero remittance day” protest on Friday. Led by the group Migrante, overseas Filipino workers held placards condemning the Bureau...

Lina seeks OFW representative for balikbayan boxes’ pre-clearance

MANILA, Aug 28 (Mabuhay) – Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina on Friday asked groups of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to assign a representative in his office to help in the implementation of a “pre-cleared” system they are planning to put in place in dealing with balikbayan...

Palace not worried about ‘no-remittance day’

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang is not worried about the plan of an overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW) group to launch a “no-remittance day” on Friday to protest the Bureau of Customs (BOC)’s aborted plan to physically inspect balixbayan boxes. During a press briefing on...

Balikbayan box controversy

Despite strong public indignation over the implementation of a new “draconian” policy to be adopted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) regarding balikbayan boxes, President Aquino appears to be firm in his decision to execute the controversial scheme. In his recent speech he made in...