The high social cost of migration diminishes if and when temporary and permanent migrant workers are encouraged and supported with financial literacy vehicles.
At least 68,000 Filipinos in the UAE and Saudi Arabia have so far availed of and benefited from the 2018 decision of Manila’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to outsource its electronic passport renewal services.
Two Philippine migration specialists with vast experience on both domestic and international labour governance as well as an official of two organisations into the promotion for the protection of the rights and welfare of overseas/returning
With economies either slowly or quickly picking up and the jobs landscape changing in connection with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, Philippine government officials led by Labour and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III shall push for much better protection and welfare conditions of overseas Filipinos (OFs).
Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. said, “The Filipinos’ dominant global helping presence single-handedly vindicated our push for receiving countries to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration.
Overseas Filipinos including naturalised Filipino citizens still have the chance to exercise their right to and privilege of suffrage at Manila’s May 9 (Monday) 2022 presidential/national elections. Overseas absentee voting registration (OAVR) is ongoing until Sept.30 (Thursday) 2021 in all the 93 Philippine diplomatic and consular missions worldwide.