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Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded OFWs

Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded OFWs

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines said Saturday it would within days send government missions to Saudi Arabia to help thousands of jobless Filipinos left stranded across the kingdom after the plunge in oil prices. The first batch of officials would fly to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday “to provide immediate humanitarian, legal, and other consular assistance to the overseas Filipino workers stranded in work camps across Saudi Arabia,” a Foreign Affairs Department statement said. The immediate target is … Read entire article »

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Duterte wants OFWs in Saudi repatriated

Duterte wants OFWs in Saudi repatriated

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the repatriation of stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were affected by the financial crisis in Saudi Arabia. Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said Duterte issued the directive during a Cabinet meeting last Monday in Malacañan. “The president wants to repatriate the stranded workers. He said they should be given assistance immediately,” Panelo told reporters in an interview Tuesday. “He (Duterte) wants them (workers) to be repatriated via a … Read entire article »

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OFWs warned against financial scams

OFWs warned against financial scams

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino migrant workers have been warned against financial scams that are circulating on the internet. This, after the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, received complaints from Filipinos in Malaysia and in other countries victimized by the swindlers. The embassy said the swindlers often target women workers with well-paying jobs in reputable companies. The swindlers also use the names of Malaysian officials to allegedly support their spurious claims. The embassy added that swindlers often befriend … Read entire article »

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