Drilon to OWWA: Facilitate speedy repatriation of 150K OFWs

MANILA, June 25 (Mabuhay) — Repatriate all 150,000 overseas Filipinos affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic first and let’s talk about funding later. Thus said Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration...

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...

Filipino nurse in Jeddah tests positive for MERS: Owwa, DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) –A Filipino female nurse in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) two weeks ago. Amelito Adel, welfare officer of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa), said the nurse contracted MERS from patients in the...

BOC chief wants forwarding firms to help screen balikbayan boxes

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) — Bureau of Customs (BO) Commissioner Alberto Lina on Tuesday said the agency will seek the help of freight forwarders after President Benigno Aquino III order the bureau to push back the implementation of the random physical inspection on...

DOLE vows help for OFW in UAE death row

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Labor and Employment on Friday assured assistance for an overseas Filipino worker sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly killing her employer. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the department will extend help even if...

Gov’t aid assured for family of volunteer who died in papal Mass accident

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Labor and Employment on Tuesday assured assistance for the family of a volunteer who died in a freak accident in Tacloban City last Saturday, shortly after Pope Francis’ Mass there. DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Overseas Workers...

Senate urged to pass bill seeking P50,000 credit assistance to OFWs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Monday urged his colleagues to pass the bill providing P50,000 credit assistance to overseas Filipino workers. Angara said a similar bill has already been approved on second reading at the House of Representatives, which...

OWWA to include MERS-CoV info in pre-departure seminars for OFWs

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Pertinent information about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) will now be included in the pre-departure orientation seminar (PDOS) for overseas Filipino workers. This was according to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda...

Nancy wants stronger laws vs abusive embassy execs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay wanted more teeth to existing laws that would strengthen the powers of the government in dealing with unscrupulous public officials who prey on distressed migrant workers. Article 2 of the Revised Penal Code states that sanctions will ...

JAFRA introduces new line of makeup color for ‘ethnic’ skin tones

By Rhony Laigo IT TOOK them a decade to formulate a unique blend of makeup colors to complement the skin tones of Asian-Americans, Latinas and the African-Americans. In what could a revolutionary approach to skin care and beauty products, JAFRA Cosmetics International developed...
12