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OFW remittances seen to grow 5% in 2008

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Monday that remittances from overseas Filipinos would grow by only five percent to $15.435 billion next year compared with $14.7 billion this year.

RP seeks probe into Pinoy’s death in Aussie outback

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The Philippine embassy in Australia has sent a formal request to the Australian government to look into the death of a Filipino farm technician last June in the Northern Territory, ABS-CBN Australia News Bureau reported.

Overseas Pinoy workers hit government for remittance rule

Overseas Filipino workers are up in arms over the government’s proposal for them to send their remittances solely through the Philippine Postal Savings Bank, abs-cbnNEWS.com learned Wednesday. “Yes it (government) is willing to give us a special rate, provided we course our remittances through their favorite Postal Saving Bank,” said Read more »

102-year-old woman among first to get new passport

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By Tarra Quismundo – On Friday, 102-year-old Simeona Adamos of Ilocos Norte will be one of the first Filipinos to receive a maroon-colored passport, a machine-readable travel booklet that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) started issuing this week to catch up with the rest of the world. Read more »

Filipino family win fight to stay

A Filipino nurse and his family living in Carmarthenshire who were told they must leave the UK have won their campaign against deportation. Hundreds of people joined the fight to allow Aldrin Quibuyen, 36, to remain in Ammanford, where he has lived with his wife and two children for four Read more »

Pinoy OFW applications for Korea in limbo

The South Korean embassy suspended the issuance of all employment visa applications filed by potential migrant Filipino workers pending the result of a probe into cases of its nationals who allegedly fell prey to extortionists at the Bureau of Immigration in Manila.