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Filipino maids’ dragon boat team makes splash in Hong Kong

via reuters – Filipino women are paddling for gold in this year’s dragon boat races in Hong Kong, with one thing separating them from the competition – they are all maids, often taken for granted in the rich Chinese-ruled city, who no longer want to feel left out. To the Read more »

DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

By VJ Bacungan/CNN Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered on Friday the immediate suspension of the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait. In Administrative Order No. 25, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to stop the processing and issuance Read more »

Some OFWs turn to vlogging to beat loneliness, share life abroad

via gmanetwork.com – Known as the texting capital of the world, the Philippines has also seen a rise in use of social media in recent years with the advent of free data programs for certain social media platforms. Vlogging has risen in prominence with social media, and for some Read more »

Overseas Filipino Bank to serve immigrants, workers

By Ben O. De Vera/inquirer.net – Soon-to-be opened Overseas Filipino Bank will cater to all Filipinos overseas, whether they are immigrants or contract workers, the Department of Finance said. The bank’s wide coverage will make it “more inclusive,” Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said in a statement. Among the Read more »

The ‘bagong bayani’ of the Philippines

By Titon Mitra/manilatimes.net – Sit at any airport in the Philippines and you can palpably feel the pulse of Filipino migration. Overseas workers saying goodbye to their loved ones or returning home to be greeted by an ecstatic family. Every year since 2010, the number of Filipinos leaving the Philippines Read more »

Which countries pay OFWs the highest?

By Don Kevin Hapal/rappler.com – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) takes over the United States’ spot as the top paying country for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in 2016, according to Workabroad.ph’s Overseas Report released on Wednesday, November 23. OFWs with healthcare-related jobs are the top earners in UAE, with Read more »

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