A migrant specialist in the Gulf since 2010 has welcomed and hailed the commitment and dedication of the UAE and Philippine governments in addressing concerns surrounding household service workers (HSWs), resulting in the implementation of a progressive bilateral labour agreement
The two Philippine Overseas Labour Offices (Polos) alongside the two Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai recently honoured 14 Filipino nurses as part of the International Women’s Month and in line with Manila’s Department
Filipino children must be accompanied by their Filipino citizen parents while it is only unaccompanied minors repatriated by the Philippine diplomatic and consular missions who are going to be allowed to board aircraft.
Overseas Filipinos (OFs) including from the UAE and other parts of the Middle East have been noted to engage in real estate/property development investments back home.
Filipinos in the UAE said President Rodrigo Duterte should have the controversial 25-year-old Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) revamped, instead of abolishing it, as this universal health institution has a noble intention, despite having been hounded by infixed corruption since its creation in 1995 by President Fidel Ramos.
Filipinos in the UAE support the decision of the Duterte Administration in imposing a March 15 to April 14 “community quarantine” of the national capital region of Metro Manila (MM) to contain the rapid spread of the global pandemic Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19).
Together with the other 14,617,850 paying members of Manila’s PagIBIG Home Development Mutual Fund (PagIBIG) across the globe, 72,150 paying members in the UAE were able to save and are therefore beneficiaries of the additional Php50.8 billion (Dhs3.61 billion/$983.11 million) resources in 2019.
The Philippine Overseas Labour Office in Dubai (POLODXB) will come up with an online system for the submission of documents required for the one-time Php10,000.00 ($200.00 or Dhs734.61) monetary assistance to all laid off overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah due to the pandemic.
The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Al Qusais, Dubai (POLODXB) resumed on Thursday the acceptance of applications for the one-time Php10,000.00 ($200.00/Dhs730.00) financial help extended to terminated/no work-no pay status overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) as a consequence of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Loan borrowers from the Philippines’s PagIBIG Fund (Home Mutual Development Fund) can heave a sigh of relief as officials of the government-owned-and-controlled corporation (GOCC) have announced a three-month or 90-day deferment on their payments.