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77-year-old woman died, robbed in Baguio

A 77-year-old woman was found dead in Baguio CIty on September 19 after an alleged thief hit her with a hard object. Lourdes Abalos-Teodoro’s child and grandchildren found her lying on the floor inside their house, ABS-CBN reported. Police reports showed that the...

69-year-old man in Ilocos arrested for raping minor

Authorities nabbed a 69-year-old man in Batac City, Ilocos Norte for raping a 14-year-old girl twice. Jose “Boy” Cuanang was arrested at his house on September 17 at Barangay Billoca in Batac City, ABS-CBN reported.   The report said the Regional Trial Court-Branch 18...

DOLE moves full issuance of OFW ID cards to October

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has moved the full issuance of the OFW ID card to October. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he has formed a task force that will come up with an implementing guidelines for the issuance of the much-hyped card...

DOLE forms group aiming to protect OFWs

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) formed a group that will coordinate with the government of the country with an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) to make sure they are being treated properly.

DOLE’s official website indicated the Technical Level Negotiating Team, which was formed under the Administrative Order No. 138-A, will coordinate with the OFWs host country to make sure the employee’s right and welfare are protected under the employer’s contract.

The group will be in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

It is also tasked to give OFW plans in negotiation and prepare  them for the implemented protocol and standard employment contract if necessary

“Bibigyang prayoridad ng grupo ang pagpapatupad ng pamantayan at mekanismo para sa proteksiyon at pangangalaga sa kagalingan at interes ng mga OFW, at pagtataguyod ng kasunduan sa pagitan ng ating bansa at ng host country,” said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.

DOLE Assistant Secretary for Legal, Legislative and Internal Affairs Joji V. Aragon will lead the negotiation team while the deputy administrators for landbased and seabased of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will serve as assistant team leader.

The team will also have International Labors Affair Bureau Director, Legal Service Director, Vice-Chairperson of the Bilateral Review Committee, at Labor Attaché

The Labor Attache assigned to a host country will be part of the bilateral agreement. He/she is also expected to have a constant communication with the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate of the country.

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The Department of Tourism is reviving its Bring Home a Friend (BHAF) program to attract more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to revisit their home country as well as encourage more foreign visitors to visit the Philippines. The incentive program aims to enlist the...

Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

A grade 10 student, who was wearing a headset while crossing the railways in Sampaloc, Manila was hit by the Philippine National Railways train on September 20. John Genesis Munsayac Jr, Manuel Roxas High School student, was declared dead on the spot after he was...

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

The House of Representatives has decided to restore the proposed budgets of three government  offices, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), House Committee chair Karlo Nograles...

Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

A grade 10 student, who was wearing a headset while crossing the railways in Sampaloc, Manila was hit by the Philippine National Railways train on September 20. John Genesis Munsayac Jr, Manuel Roxas High School student, was declared dead on the spot after he was...

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

The House of Representatives has decided to restore the proposed budgets of three government  offices, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), House Committee chair Karlo Nograles...

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