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Hindi namin magagamit : OFWs demand 5% PhilHealth premium hike scrapped

The biggest organization of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and migrant Filipinos slammed President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s administration for increasing members’ premium contribution to PhilHealth from 4% to 5% this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2024

DavNor vice guv denies involvement in ayuda scam

The Vice Governor of Davao del Norte has denied any involvement in the alleged ayuda scam following claims made during a Senate hearing chaired by Senator Ronald Bato Dela Rosa. The hearing revealed that public officials in Davao de Oro and Davao del Norte were linked to illegally using cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and funds from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for political campaigns. Vice Governor De Carlo Oyo Uy refuted the allegations, stating that there is no truth to the claims. In response, Governor Edwin Kuya Gov Jubahib emphasized that he was protecting the welfare of his constituents and the country's budget. He called for the punishment of those involved. The governor had previously requested an investigation into the ayuda scam after individuals in the provinces received less than the intended assistance. The vice governor announced plans for a separate investigation to clear his name and clarified that the DSWD is solely responsible for the identification, assessment, validation, and distribution of cash assistance to beneficiaries......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2024

Woman, where is your son? Son, where is your mother? A Holy Week reflection on OFWs and their families

As we observe the solemnity of Holy Week through various traditional practices, my thoughts are drawn to our kababayans (fellow Filipinos) abroad who mark this significant occasion far away from their homeland......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 29th, 2024

Cebu-Based Filipino Homes Launches Global Partners Facility Against Scammers in Real Estate

Cebu-based Filipino Homes intensified its campaign against scammers in buying real estate properties with the launching of their “Global Partners” facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The facility will help in particular Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) or Filipinos living abroad access to right information pertaining to property investments in the Philippines and other related […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2024

Commission calls for stronger measures protecting battered women

Commission calls for stronger measures protecting battered women.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2024

Mona Lisa in Paris: Painting’s glass protection gets splashed with soup

Two protesters on Sunday hurled soup at the bullet-proof glass protecting Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” in Paris, demanding the right to “healthy and sustainable food”, an AFP journalist saw. Two women threw red and orange soup onto the glass protecting the smiling lady to gasps from the crowd in the French capital’s Louvre museum, an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2024

AFP’s main challenges: Preserving, protecting Philippines territory, sovereignty

Without specifically mentioning the West Philippine Sea and the country’s current problems with China in the area, Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro Jr. said preserving and protecting Philippine territory and sovereignty tops the military’s main challenges for 2024......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2024

OWWA warns OFWs vs fake FB accounts

OWWA warns OFWs vs fake FB accounts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 29th, 2024

OFWs drive demand for real property

OFWs drive demand for real property.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2024

Hundreds of OFWs in Iraq to lose jobs

With the impending pullout of the United States from its bases in Iraq, hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are expected to lose their jobs, migration expert Manny Geslani said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2024

Lawmakers welcome back wages for displaced OFWs in Saudi Arabia

The government’s efforts to ensure displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) receive their back pay from bankrupted Saudi Arabian construction companies have been lauded by lawmakers from both the upper and lower chambers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2024

CSWDO mobutang og help desk sa mga barangay alang sa kabanay sa mga OFWs

CSWDO mobutang og help desk sa mga barangay alang sa kabanay sa mga OFWs.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2024

Accelerating S& T in PH through Research: High-Impact Studies Led by UP Scientists in 2023

Science and technology (S&T) play a vital role in Philippine development, providing innovative solutions to societal challenges faced by Filipinos. In that regard, the University of the Philippines – Diliman College of Science (UPD-CS) has been at the forefront of advancing S&T in the Philippines for decades, producing basic and applied scientific research of high […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2024

Aboitiz Land unlocks opportunities for OFWs

Aboitiz Land is reinforcing its commitment to empowering and supporting the financial well-being of overseas Filipinos by being part of the biggest celebrations in the Filipino community in the Dubai Barrio Fiesta in the United Arab Emirates......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2024

OFWs pillar of Philippine economy – MVP

Modern-day heroes, figures of resilience – these are just some of the ways to describe what Filipinos living overseas mean to the Philippines......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2024

Most Filipinos reject Charter change, lifting foreign ownership restrictions

An overwhelming majority of Filipinos oppose changing the 1987 Constitution at this time, according to a new Pulse Asia Survey, with results showing Filipinos in all regions and all socio-economic classes did not support the lifting of foreign ownership restrictions in key industries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2024

5 things you didn’t know Filipinos designed, invented

Be proud! At the recent opening of “Art x Design: A Special Reception of the 50 Years of Philippine Design and Beyond” exhibition in National Museum of Fine Arts, it was revealed that there are at least five things that Filipinos indeed designed and invented and have since been useful not only to Filipinos, but to humankind......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2024

Migration boom: Filipinos studying in Canada up by 50% in 2023

More Filipinos are arriving in Canada by droves to further their education there with nearly 49,000 Filipinos holding Canadian study permits in 2023, an increase of around 50% from the previous year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2024

Chinese New Year Colors Explained for Filipinos

Every Chinese New Year, Filipinos see splashes of red and yellow everywhere in the form of lanterns and envelopes full of cash. While Chinese culture is all about luck, what Filipinos should know is that good luck is not actually found in the lanterns or envelopes themselves. Rather, the luck is in the colors. Just.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2024

Be champions of people’s welfare, PMA graduates told

President Marcos urged the 278-strong graduates of the Philippine Military Academy class of 2024 to become champions of the welfare of the people......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2024