DBP, MinDA to create investment program for OFWs

COTABATO CITY: The Development Bank of the Philippines and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) are set to establish an investment program for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to safely put their hard-earned money for modest earnings while at the same time help rebuild the country’s economy, proponent officials announced. DBP and MinDA officials led respectively by… Read More DBP, MinDA to create investment program for OFWs

DAR identifies government-owned lands for possible coverage under Balik Probinsya Program

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John R. Castriciones yesterday presented to the representatives of various government agencies, the lists of government owned-lands (GOLs) that can be be used not only for the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), but also for the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) Program, Mega Farms and Food… Read More DAR identifies government-owned lands for possible coverage under Balik Probinsya Program

Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climb to 5,401

MANILA: The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday reported 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among overseas Filipinos, bringing the total to 5,401 as of June 9. The agency said the discrepancy in the figures is due to corrected “double entries” from a Middle East country. The overall tally previously stands… Read More Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climb to 5,401

More LSIs, OFWs arrive in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY: A total of 162 Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and returning Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are back home in the province through the “Sagip North Cotabateños program” of the provincial government. At least 16 commuter vans fetched the returning residents — 157 LSIs and five OFWs — from the Davao City airport and transported… Read More More LSIs, OFWs arrive in North Cotabato

4 returning residents test positive for Covid-19 in Lanao areas

ILIGAN CITY: Four locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who have just returned to the two Lanao provinces were found to be asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus disease over the weekend. In Lanao del Sur, Dr. Shalimar Rakiin, chief of Amai Pakpak Medical Center, said the two female individuals tested positive from the… Read More 4 returning residents test positive for Covid-19 in Lanao areas

12 returning Davao Oriental residents recover from Covid-19

DAVAO CITY: The 12 individuals who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Davao Oriental last week have already recovered, the provincial government said Thursday. In a statement, the provincial government said the 12 patients from the municipalities of Banaybanay and San Isidro include eight Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and four individuals with… Read More 12 returning Davao Oriental residents recover from Covid-19

DOST allots P5-M funding to help OFWs put up own businesses

MANILA: The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will allot PHP5 million initial funding for its iFWD PH (innovation for Filipinos Working Distantly from the Philippines). The iFWD PH aims to provide opportunities to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families to establish technology-based enterprise in the Philippines. In a phone interview with the Philippine… Read More DOST allots P5-M funding to help OFWs put up own businesses

OFWs getting ‘VIP treatment’ from gov’t: Palace

MANILA: Returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are receiving special treatment from the government to ensure their protection amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said on Saturday. The statement was issued to dispute the claim of labor group Migrante International that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is neglecting the repatriated OFWs allegedly “dumped like garbage… Read More OFWs getting ‘VIP treatment’ from gov’t: Palace