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  • Filipinos in Qatar pay tribute to OFWs through music video

    Filipinos in Qatar pay tribute to OFWs through music video

    Filipinos in Qatar have launched a music video to honor overseas Filipino workers and inspire them to continue helping their countrymen. The video released on Friday showed Filipinos wearing traditional clothing while others were in their work...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 27 February 2021, 6:19PM
  • Bello denies nurses-for-vaccine offer to UK, Germany

    Bello denies nurses-for-vaccine offer to UK, Germany

    MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III on Thursday denied reports that Filipino nurses and overseas Filipino workers were being swapped for Covid-19 vaccines from the United Kingdom and Germany. In an interview on DZMM Teleradyo,...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 25 February 2021, 8:46AM
  • 6 OFWs with UK coronavirus variant in Manila recover before return to West Visayas

    6 OFWs with UK coronavirus variant in Manila recover before return to West Visayas

    BACOLOD CITY - Six overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Western Visayas who had tested positive for the UK variant of SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, had recovered in Manila before returning to their home provinces. Dr. Jessie Glen...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 9:31PM
  • Raps filed vs manning agency for COVID-19 protocol breach in QC

    Raps filed vs manning agency for COVID-19 protocol breach in QC

    MANILA - The Quezon City government has filed a complaint against a Manila-based recruitment agency for allegedly violating health protocols after transporting an overseas Filipino worker with COVID-19 to the city without knowledge of local...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 23 February 2021, 12:26PM
  • QC traces 350 close contacts of OFW with UK variant, only 2 positive for Covid

    QC traces 350 close contacts of OFW with UK variant, only 2 positive for Covid

    MANILA, Philippines - Only two of the 350 close contacts of the former overseas Filipino worker from Korea, who tested positive for the UK variant, were infected with Covid-19, according to Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday. "We were able to...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 23 February 2021, 9:18AM
  • DOLE to meet UAE delegates next month on employment issues

    DOLE to meet UAE delegates next month on employment issues

    MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Monday that it will soon meet with delegates from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a joint meeting to settle the agreement on the standard employment contract for the...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 22 February 2021, 4:32PM
  • OFW from Canada tests positive for COVID-19 despite getting vaccinated

    OFW from Canada tests positive for COVID-19 despite getting vaccinated

    A returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has tested positive for COVID-19 in Cebu despite getting inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report by Super Radyo Cebu's John Kim Bote on Dobol B sa News TV on Friday. Citing Dr. Mary Jean...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 19 February 2021, 7:41AM
  • Another vaccinated OFW found positive for coronavirus in Cebu

    Another vaccinated OFW found positive for coronavirus in Cebu

    CEBU CITY - Another returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW), who recently got the Pfizer vaccine, tested positive for SARS Cov2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Cebu. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Department of Health (DOH) in...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 18 February 2021, 8:12PM
  • Does Mandaue OFW's positive COVID-19 test mean vaccine failed? No, it doesn't.

    Does Mandaue OFW's positive COVID-19 test mean vaccine failed? No, it doesn't.

    Health officials in Mandaue City reported a returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) - who received both doses of his vaccination in the United Arab Emirates - tested positive for COVID-19 on February 9. But according to health officials from the...

    RapplerRappler • 18 February 2021, 7:38PM
  • OFW vaccinated vs COVID-19 in UAE tests positive for virus in Mandaue City

    OFW vaccinated vs COVID-19 in UAE tests positive for virus in Mandaue City

    MANILA - An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who had completed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinopharm in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has tested positive for the virus in Mandaue City, a local health official said Thursday. The...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 18 February 2021, 1:08PM
  • Vaccinated OFW from UAE tests positive for COVID-19

    Vaccinated OFW from UAE tests positive for COVID-19

    A returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from the United Arab Emirates has contracted COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, a Health official said Thursday. Interviewed on Super Radyo dzBB, DOH 7 spokesperson Mary Jean Loreche said the OFW returned...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 18 February 2021, 11:32AM
  • Returning OFW from UAE tests positive for COVID-19 despite vaccination

    Returning OFW from UAE tests positive for COVID-19 despite vaccination

    CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines - A returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from the United Arab Emirates who had been vaccinated with Sinopharm tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Mandaue City, Cebu. According to Dr. Mary Jean Loreche,...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 18 February 2021, 5:13AM
  • Two neighbors in QC of OFW who had UK variant test positive for COVID-19

    Two neighbors in QC of OFW who had UK variant test positive for COVID-19

    Two residents in the neighborhood in Quezon City where the overseas Filipino worker with the UK variant of the novel coronavirus stayed tested positive for COVID-19, the Quezon City government said on Monday. They are a 36-year-old male and a...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 16 February 2021, 8:39AM
  • Locsin: No consuls, only attaches from proposed OFW department

    Locsin: No consuls, only attaches from proposed OFW department

    MANILA - Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. rejected having "consuls" from a Department of Overseas Filipinos assigned in Philippine posts overseas. In a tweet, Locsin called out "Mamao", apparently referring to Presidential Adviser on...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 16 February 2021, 3:20AM
  • Labor chief Bello admits 'very few convictions' of illegal recruiters

    Labor chief Bello admits 'very few convictions' of illegal recruiters

    Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III admitted to the Senate on Monday, February 15, that there has been a low rate of convictions for illegal recruiters of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). " We have to admit that we have very few convictions, your...

    RapplerRappler • 15 February 2021, 5:36PM
  • Ilocos Norte conducts thorough contact tracing for returning OFW with new UK variant

    Ilocos Norte conducts thorough contact tracing for returning OFW with new UK variant

    The provincial government of Ilocos Norte is conducting a thorough contact tracing to identify the people exposed to a returning overseas Filipino worker who got infected with the new COVID-19 UK variant, 24 Oras News Alert reported Monday. The...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 15 February 2021, 3:46PM
  • Gov't admits difficulty in prosecuting illegal recruiters

    Gov't admits difficulty in prosecuting illegal recruiters

    MANILA, Philippines - Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday admitted that the government is having difficulty in prosecuting and convicting illegal recruiters of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) since many illegal recruiters are now based...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 15 February 2021, 1:55PM
  • In UAE, this son of Bicol market vendors now runs a top seafood resto

    In UAE, this son of Bicol market vendors now runs a top seafood resto

    Five years ago in May 2016, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) opened a seafood restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Today the establishment, which has grown to become a popular dining destination not only among Filipinos, but for locals and tourists as well,...

    RapplerRappler • 14 February 2021, 3:04PM
  • QC monitors over 300 neighbors of UK variant case

    QC monitors over 300 neighbors of UK variant case

    The local government of Quezon City was monitoring more than 300 residents after authorities found that a 35-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who tested positive for the UK variant of COVID-19 was quarantined without authorization in an...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 12 February 2021, 7:30PM
  • QC to file raps vs recruitment agency for COVID-19 protocol breach

    QC to file raps vs recruitment agency for COVID-19 protocol breach

    MANILA - The Quezon City government will take action against a Manila-based recruitment agency for alleged breach of COVID-19 protocols after transferring an overseas Filipino worker with UK coronavirus variant in the city. QC Mayor Joy Belmonte...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 12 February 2021, 9:59AM
  • Cebu man found with UK variant in QC already tested negative for COVID-19 —Belmonte

    Cebu man found with UK variant in QC already tested negative for COVID-19 —Belmonte

    The Liloan, Cebu resident who was found to have the UK variant of the novel coronavirus while staying in an Quezon City apartment has now tested negative for the virus, according to Mayor Joy Belmonte on Friday. Interviewed on Unang Balita, Belmonte...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 12 February 2021, 7:56AM
  • Cebu resident staying in Quezon City tests positive for UK coronavirus variant

    Cebu resident staying in Quezon City tests positive for UK coronavirus variant

    A 35-year-old former overseas Filipino worker who was staying in Quezon City has tested positive for the UK variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the local government said Thursday. The man, who hails from Liloan, Cebu, was under...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 11 February 2021, 9:02AM
  • Migrant workers' jobs still at risk

    Migrant workers' jobs still at risk

    The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic closed international borders and slowed migration, but highly skilled overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), especially nurses, have managed to continue sending money back home to support their families reeling from the...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 11 February 2021, 5:20AM
  • OFW na nawalan ng trabaho sa UAE dahil sa pandemic, muling nakabawi dahil sa milk tea business

    OFW na nawalan ng trabaho sa UAE dahil sa pandemic, muling nakabawi dahil sa milk tea business

    Matapos mawalan ng trabaho sa United Arab Emirates dahil sa pandemic, matapang na pinasok ng isang Filipino worker (OFW) ang milk tea business gamit ang kaniyang ipon sa ilang taon na pagtatrabaho. Ngayon, unti-unti nang nakababangon si Vin Jimenez...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 10 February 2021, 6:24PM
  • Jobless OFW in UAE who opened milk tea business during pandemic now set for third store

    Jobless OFW in UAE who opened milk tea business during pandemic now set for third store

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A jobless overseas Filipino worker (OFW), who spent her 10-year savings on a milk tea store that opened last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has managed to pull through despite the odds. Not only was Vin Jimenez was...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 10 February 2021, 8:00AM
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