Kuwaiti meted death sentence for torture, killing OFW Villavende

MANILA, Dec 31 (Mabuhay) — The Kuwaiti employer of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Jeanalyn Villavende, who was tortured and killed, has been sentenced by a criminal court to death by hanging, according to Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Dodo Dulay. In a post on social media...

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...

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...

DFA: No reports yet of Pinoys hurt in Paris attacks

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday said it has not yet received reports of Filipinos affected in the terrorist attacks that rocked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris, France. DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary...

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the...

PHL assured of support of Kurdistan in fight vs human trafficking

ERBIL, Iraq – The Kurdistan Regional Government of the Republic of Iraq has assured the Philippine Embassy it will help protect overseas Filipino workers by intensifying its own efforts to go after human trafficking syndicates that have victimized many migrant workers. No less...

Washington meet shines spotlight on APEC 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C  – The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the premiere economic policy organization in the region, plays a unique role in supporting sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia Pacific through a holistic approach which empowers government,...

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history...