Department of Foreign Affairs

Department of Foreign Affairs revealed on Friday that the overseas Filipino worker who was tied to a tree by her employer in Saudi Arabia is now back on Philippine soil. “OFW Lovely Acosta Baruelo from Saudi Arabia arrived in Manila at 8:55 PM on 9 May 2019,” the DFA stated A photo of the Pinay OFW tied to a tree made viral on Facebook with fellow Filipinos asking for help


Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said Sunday that the Philippine government can “easily provide” alternative employment opportunities to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) expatriated by a battle for the Libyan capital. By at least 220 people have been slain and more than 1,000 wounded as eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces seek to take Tripoli from an internationally recognized government, the World Health Organization announced. “We could easily provide them (OFWs)


Turnout of voters remained low in the ongoing overseas absentee voting (OAV) in 83 posts around the globe, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). However, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez on Monday cited there was nothing to be worried about because it would definitely improve in the coming days, considering that the OAV would run for 30 days, from April 13 to May 13. “We expect a much higher turnout,


Around a thousand Filipinos gathered to the Philippine consulate in Dubai to cast their ballots on the first day of the overseas midterm elections, poll watchers monitoring the electoral exercise. Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes noted this year’s electoral exercise seems off to a good start. The embassy in Abu Dhabi was likewise busy with voters as officials noted. “It’s very promising,” stated Cortes, “considering the deluge from 6 pm


Vincent Quilop, who has quite a number of fanfare both online and offline over the years for his head-turner illustrations and eye-catching watercolor sketches, is among the pool of global talents and the only Filipino artist to be featured at “Uniting Nations through Art” by Art Vancouver, western Canada’s largest international and contemporary art fair happening this April 25 to 28. Collective frustrations over decades of Manila’s inconsistent city planning


Kept hostage for four months by Abu Sayyaf, an Indonesian fisherman in the Philippines had drowned, while 2 other captured men have been rescued, all according to a military presenter on Saturday. These men had been captive on a remote island in a standoff nearly 6 weeks after Filipino troops blockaded the island in a strategy to close in on the kidnappers. The fishermen were seized from their fishing boat


No less than five Filipinos were infected by measles within an outbreak of the disease in Hong Kong. The Philippine Consul in Hong Kong confirmed that of the 30 people who have been infected with measles in Hong Kong, six are identified from the Philippines and of these six, four are Filipinos working as household helpers. For the fifth person who got infected is a Filipino but his profession was

Universal healthcare from now on a law

Quality healthcare services may well soon be accessible to all of the Filipinos . At a ceremony on Wednesday , President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the Universal Health Care Bill which seeks to give all of the Filipinos healthcare coverage and then benefits . Under the law , Filipinos will likely be automatically enrolled in the proposed National Health Insurance Program ( NHIP ) either as direct contributor or