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Deployment of OFW to Kuwait has been suspended immediately

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has enforced a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait over recent deaths of seven migrant workers. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he has directed the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to stop processing overseas employment certificates of Kuwait-bound workers. …

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Joint OFW command center will soon be established

We think it is timely and strategically sound for the Philippine government to establish an OFW command center that will integrate national efforts to address the needs of our economically vital and growing community of overseas Filipino workers. There are compelling reasons, both positive and negative, that make such a …

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Overseas Filipino Bank will launch on January 18

Finally, on January 18, President Rodrigo Duterte will launch the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB), a promise he made during his trips to areas with a high concentration of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the first two years of his administration. The bank, acquired by the Land Bank of the Philippines …

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BPI partnered with LuLu Exchange on Middle East remittance

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has teamed up with LuLu Exchange, one of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region’s leading foreign exchange and remittance service providers, to give overseas Filipinos another channel to transfer funds. The partnership allows overseas Filipinos to transfer funds directly to a BPI or …

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