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OFWs from Saudi get livelihood assistance

Five returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia received medical and livelihood assistance from Senator Cynthia Villar who met them at the Senate office on Tuesday.

A top Bureau of Immigration (BI) official declared yesterday that the all-out war against human traffickers will be pursued relentlessly as long as there are Filipinos who are subjected to involuntary servitude and abusive working conditions abroad.

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An administration congressman welcomed the decision of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to withdraw the list of 41 so-called non-compliant countries where overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are barred from deployment.

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Vice President Jejomar C. Binay returned home late Friday night after a brief visit to Saudi Arabia, where he attended the burial of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz in behalf of President Benigno Aquino III.

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Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Amman, Jordan has belied reports that a crackdown is being waged by Jordanian authorities against illegal aliens, particularly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). In a statement, Philippine Ambassador to Jordan Julius D. Torres belied published reports that 28 Filipinos were arrested starting last September 26 in the capital city […]

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HONG KONG – A Hong Kong court ruled yesterday a law banning foreign maids from settling permanently in the city was unconstitutional, in a landmark case for domestic helpers. The High Court said immigration laws barring maids – mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia – from applying for permanent residency violated Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, known […]

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