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09/15/2017-Qatar ratifies law on domestic workers

Qatar ratifies law on domestic workers The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, on August 22, 2017, ratified Law No.15 on service workers in the home or the “Domestic Workers Law”. The new law provides labor rights for domestic workers. It guarantees workers a maximum 10-hour workday, a weekly rest day, three…

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09/15/2017-How Duterte gov’t plans to bring OFWs back home

The labor department banks on the millions of jobs that ‘Dutertenomics’ will generate, and on the improved reintegration program for returning OFWs In the past year, President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration has stayed true to its promise of giving attention to the needs of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Thousands of stranded OFWs were sent home through the…

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09/14/2017- 6 ways Brexit will affect Filipinos in UK

 What will be Brexit’s impact to the estimated 300,000 Filipinos living in the UK? Almost 3 months have passed since the monumental referendum in which the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU), shocking not only the City of London but the rest of the global investing community – where the largest companies have…

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09/14/2017-DFA: 236 Pinoys in Caribbean to be evacuated

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will charter a plane to fly at least 236 Filipinos out of the hurricane-hit Caribbean islands beginning Monday. The Filipinos were stranded in the islands when Category 5 Hurricane “Irma” slammed into the popular tourist destination last week. “There are now as many as 236 of our kababayans (fellowmen)…

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09/13/2017-Asians will be largest U.S. immigrant group by 2055

The US Asian population grew from 11.9 million in 2000 to 20.4 million in 2015 Growing 72% in just 15 years, the Asian population might become the largest immigrant group in the United States, a research by US-based Pew Research Center said on Friday, September 8. The study posted on their website said that the US Asian…

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09/13/2017-Bill to exclude gov’t workers from bank secrecy law

A bill has been filed seeking to exclude government officials and employees, soldiers and police officers from the absolute confidentiality of bank deposits under the bank secrecy law as an anti-corruption measure. House Bill No. 3155, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, an ally of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, seeks the exclusion of elected or appointed government…

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09/12/2017-Using technology to end child trafficking

The theme is #UsingTech2EndChildTrafficking. In this CSO Summit, concerns on cyber trafficking and the youth’s vulnerability to such will be tackled, as well as initiatives to curb online child exploitation.   The theme is #UsingTech2EndChildTrafficking. In this CSO Summit, concerns on cyber trafficking and the youth’s vulnerability to such will be tackled, as well as…

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09/12/2017-DFA passport services suspended due to bad weather

Passport services in Metro Manila, CALABARZON and Region III were suspended on Tuesday due to inclement weather, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. “Due to inclement weather and flooding, and upon Malacañang’s suspension of work in government offices, DFA’s main consular office in ASEANA (Pasay City) and its Satellite Offices and Regional Offices in Metro Manila, CALABARZON…

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09/11/2017-PH team to help Filipinos in hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands

(UPDATED) There are no Filipinos among the 21 reported fatalities due to the wrath brought by Hurricane Irma, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs The Philippine embassy in Washington will send a small team to help Filipinos in the British Virgin Islands which had been devastated by Hurricane Irma. “The team will bring basic provisions…

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09/11/2017-OFW remittances seen to pick up, says UK-based research firm

The growth in cash being sent home by Filipinos abroad through banks is expected to further pick up in July as more workers were deployed overseas, London-based economic research firm Capital Economics said.”Growth in the US dollar value of remittances picked back up in May and June, following a contraction in April. We expect that…

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09/08/2017-What you need to know about U.S. Pinoys and DACA

Up to 800,000 young immigrants face deportation in the United States after President Donald Trump ended on Tuesday, September 5, an amnesty program set by his predecessor, Barack Obama. The amnesty, called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was meant to protect from deportation 800,000 people brought to the US illegally as minors and was announced as…

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09/08/2017-Higher gold prices push dollar reserves to 3-month high in August

Higher global gold prices pushed the country’s dollar reserves up to a three-month high of $81.513 billion in August, data released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed. The gross international reserves (GIR) level in August was the highest since May’s $82.177 billion although lower than the $85.792 billion recorded in the same month…

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