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...

Newly-hired healthcare workers can leave PH — POEA

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday said newly-hired Filipino healthcare workers (HCWs) with perfected and signed contracts as of August 31 are allowed to leave the country. In Advisory No. 47-B, series of 2020, it...

49K Pinoy seafarers deployed in September

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) — Some 49,000 Filipino seafarers were deployed in September as the seafaring industry gradually reopens amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Friday. “Last month, a number of...

Nurses with contracts as of Aug. 31 now allowed to work abroad

MANILA, Sept 21 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has allowed nurses and other healthcare workers with complete documents as of Aug. 31 to leave and work overseas, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President approved the proposal of...

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...

POEA extends validity of OFWs’ employment certificates

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) — Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose overseas employment certificates (OECs) have expired during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) need not to worry. This, after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) extended the OECs’...

POEA, NCMB to provide conciliation-mediation services to OFWs

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz announced yesterday that the National Conciliation and Mediation Board and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) have forged a Memorandum of Agreement to provide conciliation-mediation services to...