Palace rules out return to full lockdown amid rise in COVID-19 cases

MANILA, Mar 9 (Mabuhay) — The country does not need to go into full-scale lockdown even amid the surge of COVID-19 cases as this could be addressed in other ways, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday. Roque cited that there are 60% to 75% available beds in...

76.5 percent of Filipino nurses willing to take COVID-19 vaccine — group

MANILA, Feb 22 (Mabuhay) — Three out of four Filipino nurses are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a survey bared Sunday, as the deadly disease continues to rage in the Philippines where nearly 15,000 healthcare workers have been infected. According to Filipino...

Newly hired nurses now allowed to leave PH

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has officially lifted the temporary ban on the deployment of newly-hired nurses. In Governing Board Resolution (GBR) No. 17 dated Dec. 7 and released Tuesday, the agency allowed newly hired...

DOLE awaits PRRD nod on lifting of med workers’ deployment ban

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval on lifting the temporary ban on the deployment of nurses and other medical workers. “The IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of...

Swab tests still free for OFWs — Palace

MANILA, Oct 27 (Mabuhay) — Swab testing for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) remains free of charge, Malacañang said Monday following reports that some Filipinos arriving from abroad were asked to pay PHP20,000 for faster release of their coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19)...

Filipino workers in Canada receive recovery aid

MANILA, Oct 12 (Mabuhay) — The Canadian government has extended its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) recovery assistance to Filipinos who are temporarily working in the North American country, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Sunday. In a report to...

POEA open to expanding period of exemption from healthcare deployment suspension

MANILA, Oct 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday said it is open to further expanding the period covered by the exemption from deployment suspension of healthcare workers beyond August 31. According to POEA administrator...

10K healthcare workers went abroad since January — POEA

MANILA, Oct 8 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Wednesday said around 10,000 healthcare workers (HCWs) left the country to work abroad since the start of the year. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said the health workers, particularly...

New Qatar minimum wage law beneficial to OFWs — Bello

MANILA, Sept 28 (Mabuhay) — With a new ‘non-discriminatory minimum wage’, the government of Qatar becomes the first Arab state to introduce a significant labor policy reform covering all its migrant workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Sunday....

P1-B scholarship fund for children of displaced, deceased OFWs OK’d –Bello

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) have partnered to provide a one-time college education subsidy for the children of displaced or deceased overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). In a statement on...
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