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Two beggars get jail term

Two female beggars were taken into custody after they were found begging from worshippers while they come out from the mosque in an area crowded with people as well as the markets. According to a tweet by the Dubai Public Prosecution yesterday, they referred the two...

Woman spends night in jail after attacking promodizer

A woman ended up spending her night in jail in Mabolo, Cebu after berating and assaulting a promodizer on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Local police identified the attacker as Medelina Yamazaki, a native of Negros Occidental. The incident was caught on cam and has gone...

Pacquiao to graduate from University of Makati in December

Senator Manny Pacquiao will be graduating from college at the University of Makati on December 11. Inquirer.net reported that Pacquiao finished his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Major in Local Government Administration. The boxing legend and senator shared on...

Police arrest man for using Dubai expat’s ID to get money

A 34-year-old man was convicted to three months in jail by the Dubai Court of First Instance after he was found using another man’s Emirates ID at a money exchange in Naif to get cash. The Nigerian man, on a visit visa came at the money exchange center around 1:45 pm...

House approves OFW handbook for final reading

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Nov. 14, 18 | 8:44 am

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 13, approved the proposed law mandating the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to craft a handbook which would detail the rights and responsibilities of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

House Bill 8110, a substitute bill authored by Rep. Rogelio Pacquiao, aims to empower OFWs “by providing them with standard printed information” on their rights, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of opting to work overseas.

The handbook will contain existing migrant laws in the Philippines and will tackle social and labor laws of the country of destination of the OFW.

Moreover, POEA will also be required to produce copies in simple language for easier understanding, including translation to local language, if deemed necessary.

The handbook should also contain instructions for reintegration of OFWs who will return to the Philippines.

POEA will also be tasked to provide a gender-sensitive pre-employment orientation seminar that will discuss the content of the handbook in detail including the rights and responsibilities of OFWs.

Aside from the handbook, the House also approved House Bill 1700 for final reading. The bill seeks to grant OFWs the right to equal protection on money claims.

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