Remains of Filipino worker murdered in Kuwait to be repatriated on Friday

THE REMAINS of a Filipino worker who was allegedly murdered by the 17-year-old son of her employer will be repatriated from Kuwait on Friday, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).  The Filipino domestic helper, Jullebee Cabilis Ranara, was reportedly abused and killed brutally, then left in a desert by the perpetrator.   “The remains […]

DMW plans to repatriate 300 Filipinos living in Kuwait temporary shelters 

THE DEPARTMENT of Migrant Workers (DMW) is planning to repatriate at least 300 Filipino workers currently staying in temporary Philippine government-run shelters in Kuwait, according to a department official.   At an online press briefing on Monday, Migrant Workers Undersecretary Hans Leo J. Cacdac said he is in Kuwait with labor officials to arrange a speedy […]

DMW, DoJ tightening watch on human trafficking within ASEAN neighbors 

THE DEPARTMENT of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Tuesday said it is working closely with the Department of Justice (DoJ) to strengthen the monitoring and action against human trafficking activities within the southeast Asian region that target Filipino workers.   “We continue to maintain a tight watch on the online illegal recruitment and trafficking of our workers […]

DMW assists stranded overseas Filipino workers in rebooking, contacting employers

THE DEPARTMENT of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Wednesday said it will continue to provide assistance to stranded Filipino workers, including travel arrangements and contacting employers, after their flights were canceled on Jan. 1 due to a glitch in the country’s air control system.   “We will continue to man our airports and support our OFWs (overseas […]

DMW to provide training, aid for human trafficking victims

By John Victor D. Ordoñez, Reporter THE DEPARTMENT of Migrant Workers (DMW) plans to provide livelihood and retraining programs for jobseekers who fell victim to human trafficking schemes, an official said. “We are working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the office of Senator Ana Theresia N. Hontiveros-Baraquel for possible retooling programs […]

Philippines plans to deploy more labor attachés to Europe in 2023

THE PHILIPPINES plans to deploy more labor attachés next year to reinforce its network for the protection of overseas Filipino workers, according to the head of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW). In a statement on Tuesday, the presidential palace said Migrant Workers Secretary Maria Susana “Susan” V. Ople made the announcement during a meeting […]

PHL waives Singapore employer bond, guarantee requirements

THE PHILIPPINES has waived the performance bond and bank guarantee requirements for Singapore employers seeking to hire Filipino workers, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said on Wednesday. In a statement late Wednesday, Migrant Workers Secretary Susan V. Ople said she informed her counterpart, Singapore Manpower Minister Tan See Leng, of the waiver at a […]

Facebook seeks accreditation to recruit in PHL for Singapore IT jobs

META Platforms, Inc.-controlled Facebook is seeking accreditation to recruit in the Philippines for Singapore-based jobs, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said. Facebook has “requested accreditation as an employer, which speaks a lot about the excellence of our Filipino IT professionals,” Migrant Workers Secretary Susan V. Ople said at a news conference in Indonesia on […]

PHL migrant population growth among world’s top 5 in past 20 years — UN

THE GROWTH in the Philippines’ migrant population was the fifth-largest between 2000 and 2020, behind India, Syria, Venezuela and China, according to a study conducted by the United Nations (UN). “Between 2000 and 2020, the size of the migrant population abroad grew for nearly all countries and areas of the world. India experienced the largest […]