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.
Filipino Sahron Tamano from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur in Mindanao had his first fasting experience, guided by his widowed mother and alongside cousins of his age when he was seven years old.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday distanced itself from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) which became controversial after recent weekend news announced that all overseas Filipino workers, estimated at over 12 million around the world, must contribute three per cent of their monthly salary to this agency in order to re-energise the ailing universal healthcare system of the Southeast Asian country.
The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai (PCGDXB) on Wednesday morning resumed the repatriation of visit visa holders in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic-related programme of the Duterte Administration.
Two Filipinos in Dubai and the Northern Emirates are spearheading four community strategies to help resolve the disconnect between the approximately over 12 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) worldwide and their legislators as well as policy- makers back home.
The re-bookings are due to flight cancellations resulting from a Manila directive that inbound commercial operations to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport must have a cap of 400 passengers a day.
The two Philippine Overseas Labour Offices (POLOs) in the UAE have resumed the acceptance of new applicants for the one-time COVID19 pandemic-related cash aid to all displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) around the world.
The tough and virulent SARS-CoV2 has indeed added “new norm” in the glossary.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) will not hinder Filipinos from commemorating their 122nd freedom day from Spain on June 12 (Friday) and with the help of advancing technology, eight established haute couture designers from Dubai and the Northern Emirates are breathing life to revered festivals--there are over a thousand across the Philippine archipelago--through the landmark “MALI-KHA” via Facebook Live.
A human resources specialist and registered psychometrician in Abu Dhabi believes that while crises and opportunities are partners, there are the “Three C’s” helpful to make one press on and move forward for better employability or even chances for entrepreneurship.