Duterte yet to decide on proposal to ease travel ban for nurses — Palace

MANILA, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to decide on the proposal of the Labor department to exempt more nurses from the overseas deployment ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Malacañang said Thursday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has proposed to...

DOLE awaiting PRRD nod on medical workers’ overseas deployment

MANILA, Sept 17 (Mabuhay) — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday said they are just waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging...

Poe wants greater protection, benefits for OFWs

MANILA, Aug 7 (Mabuhay) — Sen. Grace Poe pressed for the immediate passage of a bill that would provide greater protection to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have unjustly or prematurely lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Senate Bill No. 1476 or the proposed...

Sen. Cayetano pushes for full investigation of OFWs exploitation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday said the government should leave no stone unturned in its investigation of the reported sexual abuse of distressed women overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Philippine overseas offices. At the same time, the senator called on...
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