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Overseas Filipino Workers

Philippines Could Lose $1.5 Billion In Remittances From Cash-strapped Gulf States

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Around 80,000 to 100,000 jobs for Oversea Filipino Workers, or OFWs, among them 30,000 household service workers, could be lost due to the precarious...
Philippines to sign OFW pact with Russia

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The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to sign a bilateral agreement with Russia on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers...
Philippines to lift OFW ban to Kuwait in steps

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The Philippines is starting to lift the complete ban of deploying Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait after the two countries reached an agreement...
Filipino worker ban to Kuwait now permanent

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on April 29 that a ban on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from heading to Kuwait that's been in effect...
Philippines, Kuwait draft labour protection agreement, ban remains

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The Philippines and Kuwait agreed on a draft migrant labour protection pact March 16, Manila’s labour secretary said, after talks set off by maid...
Duterte: OFW ban could be expanded to other countries

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on February 22 he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations...
OFW ban sours Kuwait-Philippines relations as hundreds flee their employers

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Hundreds of Filipino domestic staff in Kuwait fled from their employers to the Philippines embassy after President Rodrigo Duterte offered them a free light...
Filipinos banned from working in Kuwait, over 2,000 desperate to go home

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The Philippine government on February 12 signed an administrative order to completely ban the deployment of Oversea Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, according to...
Philippines eyes new, cheaper cash remittance channel for OFWs

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The Philippine government is looking for solutions to provide cheaper and more convenient remittance channels for its Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Particularly, technology developed...
Philippines stops sending OFWs to Kuwait after abuse, suicide cases

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Relations between the Philippines and Kuwait soured after the government in Manila enacted a ban on sending Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the wealthy,...
Philippines retains rank among world’s fastest growing economies

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The Philippine economy grew 6.9 per cent in the third quarter, exceeding all analyst estimates and cementing its position as one of the fastest-expanding...
Finally, Overseas Filipinos get their own bank

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A new bank created by orders of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is about to handle financial affairs of approximately ten million Overseas Filipino Workers...
Philippines stops sending workers to Qatar, fearing food riots

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The Philippines on June 6 blocked the deployment of new overseas workers to Qatar as the gas-rich Gulf state started grappling with a diplomatic...
New Bitcoin rules in the Philippines to make remittances easier

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The Philippine central bank approved new rules and regulations governing the operation of virtual currency exchanges, including those for the most widely used cryptocurrency...
Philippines prepares to get hit by “economic bomb” in Middle East

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III held an emergency meeting with cabinet members and officials of the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs on January 6...
Filipinos banned from working in nine countries

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The Philippine labour department stopped the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to nine countries that have not forged bilateral agreements with the Philippines...
Potent Philippine BPO industry aims to lure back overseas workers

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Investvine sat down with President and CEO of the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) Jomari Mercado to receive an update...
Philippines stops deployment of workers to Thailand

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The governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the processing and deployment of newly hired Filipino workers bound for Thailand,...