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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Robber Attacked OFW In Saudi Arabia

Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) work overseas for a better income but sometimes, untoward incidents are inevitable. An OFW in Saudi Arabia had been a victim of an armed robber taking the company money as well as his own cash which is allocated for his dialysis treatment.

Overseas Filipino workers work overseas for a better income but sometimes, untoward incidents are inevitable. An OFW in Saudi Arabia had been a victim of an armed robber taking the company money as well as his own cash which is allocated for his dialysis treatment.       Ads  Michael Arsolacia, the OFW was working inside their office in Saudi Arabia when a man disguised as a Saudi national entered their office posing as complaining about a certain employee of their office.   According to the statement of the OFW, the man approached him and grabbed a bag containing the shop's money Iqama and other valuables amounting to over SAR 2,000  including his own cash intended for his medication and hemodialysis treatment. The victim tried to recover the bag from the assailant but the man was holding a bladed weapon and threatened the victim using the said knife. The OFW tried to follow him but later retracted upon learning that the suspect was not alone.  Ads          Sponsored Links   The OFW victim is pleading for the Philippine government for help to locate and arrest the suspect. The Department of Foreign Affairs-OUMWA is summoning Arsolacia to their office in order to help him file the appropriate case against the suspect and to give him help as well.  labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded the OFW's that should they have become a victim of any crimes, they should go immediately to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office or the consulate in their host country to seek help. He emphasized that these offices are there to help and protect them.

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Michael Arsolacia, the OFW was working inside their office in Saudi Arabia when a man disguised as a Saudi national entered their office posing as complaining about a certain employee of their office. 
According to the statement of the OFW, the man approached him and grabbed a bag containing the shop's money Iqama and other valuables amounting to over SAR 2,000  including his own cash intended for his medication and hemodialysis treatment. The victim tried to recover the bag from the assailant but the man was holding a bladed weapon and threatened the victim using the said knife. The OFW tried to follow him but later retracted upon learning that the suspect was not alone.
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The OFW victim is pleading for the Philippine government for help to locate and arrest the suspect. The Department of Foreign Affairs-OUMWA is summoning Arsolacia to their office in order to help him file the appropriate case against the suspect and to give him help as well.

labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III reminded the OFW's that should they have become a victim of any crimes, they should go immediately to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office or the consulate in their host country to seek help. He emphasized that these offices are there to help and protect them. 
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Friday, September 15, 2017

If You Are Applying For HSW Job in UAE, You Need To Know This


Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
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Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others. 
 There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection. 
Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. 
Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
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The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials.
According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.” 
Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?


Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.


Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO


Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO


Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO


Aside from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries, United Arab Emirates is one of the destinations for Filipino household service workers. Unfortunately, this sector is often vulnerable to abuse and maltreatment. Cases of  abuse are rampant in the Middle Eastern countries including UAE. Household workers with no day-offs, salary not being given on time, indequate food and shelter, physical abuse and others.   There are approximately 100,000 household service workers in UAE and they needed protection.   The UAE and the Philippines has signed a memorandum of  understanding on mutual cooperation in the recruitment and employment of domestic workers in the UAE.The memorandum was signed in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday by Saqr Ghobash, the Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation for the UAE, and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   Sponsored Links The signing was witnessed by DOLE, OWWA, and Philippine Embassy Officials. According to UAE Human Resource Minister Saqr Ghobash, "The MoU is a result of many consultations held between the two countries, which began when the UAE Cabinet tasked the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation with overseeing the domestic workers sector in the country.”    What is the significance of this MOU to the OFW household workers? How can the HSWs benefit from this  so-called enhanced relationship between the two countries?   The MOU, aside from strengthening of ties between the two countries, will also, first and foremost, benefit the HSWs deployed in UAE by giving them protection against contract switching, non-payment of wages, prevention of human trafficking among others.                       Advertisement Read More:        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
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Friday, September 01, 2017

OFW Pre-Departure Orientation Program Now Back to POEA, DOLE Wants to Abolish It

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) approves the transfer of OFW-Pre-Departure Orientation Program (PDOS) to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) from their agency.  The move was done by OWWA Board of Trustees base of OWW Resolution Number 30 dated August 10, 2017  In his Twitter Account, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said, POEA as a regulatory agency is more suited to ensure the compliance of PDOS to OFWs as regulation.

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) approves the transfer of OFW-Pre-Departure Orientation Program (PDOS) to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) from their agency.

The move was done by OWWA Board of Trustees base of OWW Resolution Number 30 dated August 10, 2017

In his Twitter Account, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said, POEA as a regulatory agency is more suited to ensure the compliance of PDOS to OFWs as regulation.

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) approves the transfer of OFW-Pre-Departure Orientation Program (PDOS) to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) from their agency.

The move was done by OWWA Board of Trustees base of OWW Resolution Number 30 dated August 10, 2017.

In his Twitter Account, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said, POEA as a regulatory agency is more suited to ensure the compliance of PDOS to OFWs as regulation.
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Cacdac added that the OWWA will focus on mandatory financial literacy seminars for OFWs.

Among the topics included in the PDOS are the cultural differences in other countries, do's and don'ts abroad, health and safety tips, government services, and the rights and responsibilities of an OFW.

However, the Department of Labor and Employment is eyeing the cancellation of the mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Seminars (PDOS).

According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, he is looking for possibilities that seminar as a requirement for first time OFWs will be made at the level of recruitment agencies.


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

No More Suspension for New Hires OFWs in Qatar!


Life now goes on to all Overseas Filipino Workers going to Qatar.  It is because the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has lifted the moratorium on the deployment of Filipino Workers to Qatar.  According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, this is based on the recommendation of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).





(TV Patrol: Gobyerno ng Qatar, tiniyak na sapat ang supply ng kanilang pagkain)


Life now goes on to all Overseas Filipino Workers going to Qatar.

It is because the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has lifted the moratorium on the deployment of Filipino Workers to Qatar.

According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, this is based on the recommendation of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).





Last week, Bello mandated the temporary suspension in the deployment of OFWs to Qatar to secure the welfare and security of OFWs.

This is after the Saudi Arabia and allies isolates Qatar and severed diplomatic ties, even cut air travel and other business in the said country due to the allegation that the Gulf State is supporting militant terrorism.

Qatar has been denying the accusations.

According to Attaché David Des Dicang, the situation in Qatar has normalized.

Even the Philippine Embassy has requested for the deployment of newly-hired workers to Qatar, particularly to the Philippine School Doha (PSD) and Philippine International School-Qatar (PISQ).

DOLE's News Release dated June 15, 2017



“This decision was arrived at on the advice of Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano and upon the recommendation of Qatar POLO following their assessment of the situation in the Gulf state,” Bello said.

“We respectfully request to allow the deployment so as not to hamper the operations of our Philippine schools and to allay fears of the revocation of their school permits issued by the Qatar government,” Dicang said.


With 240,000 OFWs in Qatar, the Qatari government ensured the safety of these workers and guaranteed that they have the ability to withstand any possible economic effects of the current situation.

DOLE said that even OFWs in Qatar expressed confidence for their safety with the strengthened efforts of the labor department and other concerned government agencies in ensuring their basic welfare and security amid the diplomatic crisis.




(Bandila: Pagputol ng ugnayan ng 7 bansa sa Qatar, ano ang epekto sa mga OFW?)





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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

DOLE Partially Lifts Suspension On OFW Deployment To Qatar

Suspension of deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Qatar is partially lifted.  This was announced by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III in a press conference.  The suspension was lifted only for workers with Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC), direct hires, and those under the Balik Manggagawa system or returning employees.  It means that Filipino workers with existing contracts may now return to Qatar.


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Suspension of deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Qatar is partially lifted.

This was announced by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III in a press conference.

The suspension was lifted only for workers with Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC), direct hires, and those under the Balik Manggagawa system or returning employees.

It means that Filipino workers with existing contracts may now return to Qatar.

However, deployment of newly-hired OFWs to Qatar is still suspended and those undergoing processing are still not allowed to be deployed.

Bello also clarifies that what the government has imposed is a temporary suspension of deployment OFWs to Qatar and it is not a ban.

(DOLE at DFA, pinaghahanda ng contigency plan para sa mga OFW sa Qatar)
Earlier the government implemented the suspension following the decision of Saudi Arabia together with several Arab countries to cut ties with Qatar over the accusation that the country is supporting militant group.

Just like Wednesday, there are some 300 OFWs were allowed to fly to Qatar.


DOLE Chief said they lift the suspension after Qatari government gives assurance that Filipino workers are safe in their country.

(DFA, patuloy na binabantayan ang mga OFW sa Qatar)

“They guarantee the safety of our OFWs that there will be no food shortage,” “That is the instruction to our labor attaché, to give us an hourly report,” he said.
Bello added that contingency plans are already in place in Qatar in case tensions rise and there would be a need to repatriate Filipino workers.


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Philippines Could Possibly Stop Sending Household Workers to Saudi Arabia



Due to the growing number of reported incidents about maltreatment and abuse experienced by Filipina HSWs in Saudi Arabia, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that they are putting into consideration a halt on deploying HSWs in Saudi Arabia unless they have the assurance of their protection against abuse and maltreatment.  A royal reception was made to welcome President Rodrigo Duterte in Saudi Arabia during his meeting with Saudi Royal Highness King Salman Bin Abdulaziz al Saud. The president  with members of his cabinet, embassy officials  and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano was received on the royal palace.  In their meeting, President Duterte expressed his deep gratitude to the King for continually accepting the OFWs to work in their country. The King also thanked the President because of the contributions of OFWs for their good job quality and expertise for helping the Saudi economy afloat.  A labor agreement protecting the welfare of the OFWs was signed in front of the two heads of states. "This agreement refers to the labor standards that provided our OFWs. It deals on better wages, protection from maltreatment, working hours, and other labor issues," Secretary Bello said. Bello also said that the president may bring home with him more than a hundred distressed OFW,  more than a hundred  of which availed the amnesty program from the Saudi Crown Prince has already arrived home.   Recommended:  The President assures that he will bring 250 stranded OFWs from Saudi Arabia with him when he returned to the Philippines after a series of visit in the Middle East.  During his speech in Davao before his departure, he said that God-willing, he will bring some OFWs in death row with him when he return to the country. During his speech in front of the Filipino Community in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia, President Duterte said that he will be bringing home the first batch of 250 OFWs who had been stranded in Saudi Arabia for a very long time, and they will continue to do it.  "We are arranging for the transportation of 250 OFWs who hopefully be back to the Philippines in time for the return of President Rodrigo Duterte.., " DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.  Secretary Bello also added that since the announcement of the Saudi Crown Prince Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Naif Al Saud about the amnesty program for expats, DOLE has already sent an augmentation team to assist the OFWs  to comply with the requirements for the amnesty and a lot of them have already availed it.  According to Secretary Bello, they are also working on the unpaid claims of the OFWs and they are only validating it in order to establish their claims. If they are all been verified, OWWA will be paying their money claims in advance. President Duterte will also be visiting Bahrain and Qatar after his visit to Saudi Arabia and is expected to be back in the Philippines on April 17. Recommended:  "They've been given the clearance. I will fly them home. When I return, I'll be bringing some of them home, " he said during a pre-departure press briefing in Davao City.  Reports saying that the Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia have been acting slow with regards to helping stranded and runaway OFWs are not entirely correct according to Philippine Consul General Iric Arribas. He also said that the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and  the philippine Consulate in Jeddah are both providing the OFWs all the help they need which includes repatriation as well.  700 OFWs have been in jails in Saudi Arabia for various charges because there are no assistance coming from the Embassy officials, according to the reports from various OFW advocates.    The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. "I have been to many places. I have been to the Middle East. You know, the husband is working in one place, the wife in another country. The so many sad stories I hear about our women being raped, abused sexually," The President said. About Filipino domestic helpers, he said:  "If you are working on a family and the employer's sibling doesn't have a helper, you will also work for them. And if in a compound,the son-in-law of the employer is also living in there, you will also work for him.So, they would finish their work on sunrise." He even refer to the OFWs being similar to the African slaves because of the situation that they have been into for the sake of their families back home. Citing instances that some of them, out of deep despair, resorted to ending their own lives.  The President also said that he finds it heartbreaking to know that after all the sacrifices of the OFWs working abroad for the future of their families they would come home just to learn that their children has been into illegal drugs. "I made no bones about my hatred. I said, 'If you do drugs in my city, if you destroy our daughters and sons, I'll just have to kill you.' I repeated the same warning when i became president," he said.   Critics of the so-called violent war on drugs under President Duterte's administration includes local and international human rights groups, linking the campaign on thousands of drug-related killings.  Police figures show that legitimate police operations have led to over 2,600 deaths of individuals involved in drugs since the war on drugs began. However, the war on drugs has been evident that the extent of drug menace should be taken seriously. The drug personalities includes high ranking officials and they thrive in the expense of our own children,if not being into drugs, being victimized by drug related crimes. The campaign on illegal drugs has somehow made a statement among the drug pushers and addicts. If the common citizen fear walking on the streets at night worrying about the drug addicts lurking in the dark, now they can walk peacefully while the drug addicts hide in fear that the police authorities might get them. Source:GMA {INSERT ALL PARAGRAPHS HERE {EMBED 3 FB PAGES POST FROM JBSOLIS/THOUGHTSKOTO/PEBA HERE OR INSERT 3 LINKS}   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS "They've been given the clearance. I will fly them home. When I return, I'll be bringing some of them home, " he said during a pre-departure press briefing in Davao City. The President assures that he will bring 250 stranded OFWs from Saudi Arabia with him when he returned to the Philippines after a series of visit in the Middle East.  During his speech in Davao before his departure, he said that God-willing, he will bring some OFWs in death row with him when he return to the country. During his speech in front of the Filipino Community in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia, President Duterte said that he will be bringing home the first batch of 250 OFWs who had been stranded in Saudi Arabia for a very long time, and they will continue to do it.  "We are arranging for the transportation of 250 OFWs who hopefully be back to the Philippines in time for the return of President Rodrigo Duterte.., " DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.  Secretary Bello also added that since the announcement of the Saudi Crown Prince Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Naif Al Saud about the amnesty program for expats, DOLE has already sent an augmentation team to assist the OFWs  to comply with the requirements for the amnesty and a lot of them have already availed it.  According to Secretary Bello, they are also working on the unpaid claims of the OFWs and they are only validating it in order to establish their claims. If they are all been verified, OWWA will be paying their money claims in advance. President Duterte will also be visiting Bahrain and Qatar after his visit to Saudi Arabia and is expected to be back in the Philippines on April 17. Recommended:  "They've been given the clearance. I will fly them home. When I return, I'll be bringing some of them home, " he said during a pre-departure press briefing in Davao City.  Reports saying that the Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia have been acting slow with regards to helping stranded and runaway OFWs are not entirely correct according to Philippine Consul General Iric Arribas. He also said that the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and  the philippine Consulate in Jeddah are both providing the OFWs all the help they need which includes repatriation as well.  700 OFWs have been in jails in Saudi Arabia for various charges because there are no assistance coming from the Embassy officials, according to the reports from various OFW advocates.    The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. "I have been to many places. I have been to the Middle East. You know, the husband is working in one place, the wife in another country. The so many sad stories I hear about our women being raped, abused sexually," The President said. About Filipino domestic helpers, he said:  "If you are working on a family and the employer's sibling doesn't have a helper, you will also work for them. And if in a compound,the son-in-law of the employer is also living in there, you will also work for him.So, they would finish their work on sunrise." He even refer to the OFWs being similar to the African slaves because of the situation that they have been into for the sake of their families back home. Citing instances that some of them, out of deep despair, resorted to ending their own lives.  The President also said that he finds it heartbreaking to know that after all the sacrifices of the OFWs working abroad for the future of their families they would come home just to learn that their children has been into illegal drugs. "I made no bones about my hatred. I said, 'If you do drugs in my city, if you destroy our daughters and sons, I'll just have to kill you.' I repeated the same warning when i became president," he said.   Critics of the so-called violent war on drugs under President Duterte's administration includes local and international human rights groups, linking the campaign on thousands of drug-related killings.  Police figures show that legitimate police operations have led to over 2,600 deaths of individuals involved in drugs since the war on drugs began. However, the war on drugs has been evident that the extent of drug menace should be taken seriously. The drug personalities includes high ranking officials and they thrive in the expense of our own children,if not being into drugs, being victimized by drug related crimes. The campaign on illegal drugs has somehow made a statement among the drug pushers and addicts. If the common citizen fear walking on the streets at night worrying about the drug addicts lurking in the dark, now they can walk peacefully while the drug addicts hide in fear that the police authorities might get them. Source:GMA {INSERT ALL PARAGRAPHS HERE {EMBED 3 FB PAGES POST FROM JBSOLIS/THOUGHTSKOTO/PEBA HERE OR INSERT 3 LINKS}   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Reports saying that the Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia have been acting slow with regards to helping stranded and runaway OFWs are not entirely correct according to Philippine Consul General Iric Arribas. He also said that the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and  the philippine Consulate in Jeddah are both providing the OFWs all the help they need which includes repatriation as well.  700 OFWs have been in jails in Saudi Arabia for various charges because there are no assistance coming from the Embassy officials, according to the reports from various OFW advocates.    The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. "I have been to many places. I have been to the Middle East. You know, the husband is working in one place, the wife in another country. The so many sad stories I hear about our women being raped, abused sexually," The President said. About Filipino domestic helpers, he said:  "If you are working on a family and the employer's sibling doesn't have a helper, you will also work for them. And if in a compound,the son-in-law of the employer is also living in there, you will also work for him.So, they would finish their work on sunrise." He even refer to the OFWs being similar to the African slaves because of the situation that they have been into for the sake of their families back home. Citing instances that some of them, out of deep despair, resorted to ending their own lives.  The President also said that he finds it heartbreaking to know that after all the sacrifices of the OFWs working abroad for the future of their families they would come home just to learn that their children has been into illegal drugs. "I made no bones about my hatred. I said, 'If you do drugs in my city, if you destroy our daughters and sons, I'll just have to kill you.' I repeated the same warning when i became president," he said.   Critics of the so-called violent war on drugs under President Duterte's administration includes local and international human rights groups, linking the campaign on thousands of drug-related killings.  Police figures show that legitimate police operations have led to over 2,600 deaths of individuals involved in drugs since the war on drugs began. However, the war on drugs has been evident that the extent of drug menace should be taken seriously. The drug personalities includes high ranking officials and they thrive in the expense of our own children,if not being into drugs, being victimized by drug related crimes. The campaign on illegal drugs has somehow made a statement among the drug pushers and addicts. If the common citizen fear walking on the streets at night worrying about the drug addicts lurking in the dark, now they can walk peacefully while the drug addicts hide in fear that the police authorities might get them. Source:GMA {INSERT ALL PARAGRAPHS HERE {EMBED 3 FB PAGES POST FROM JBSOLIS/THOUGHTSKOTO/PEBA HERE OR INSERT 3 LINKS}   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers.©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

Due to the growing number of reported incidents about maltreatment and abuse experienced by Filipina HSWs in Saudi Arabia, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that they are putting into consideration a halt on deploying HSWs in Saudi Arabia unless they have the assurance of their protection against abuse and maltreatment.

A royal reception was made to welcome President Rodrigo Duterte in Saudi Arabia during his meeting with Saudi Royal Highness King Salman Bin Abdulaziz al Saud. The president  with members of his cabinet, embassy officials  and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano was received on the royal palace.

In their meeting, President Duterte expressed his deep gratitude to the King for continually accepting the OFWs to work in their country. The King also thanked the President because of the contributions of OFWs for their good job quality and expertise for helping the Saudi economy afloat.
 A labor agreement protecting the welfare of the OFWs was signed in front of the two heads of states.
"This agreement refers to the labor standards that provided our OFWs. It deals on better wages, protection from maltreatment, working hours, and other labor issues," Secretary Bello said.
Bello also said that the president may bring home with him more than a hundred distressed OFW,  more than a hundred  of which availed the amnesty program from the Saudi Crown Prince has already arrived home.



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