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Department of Foreign Affairs

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipina household worker was allegedly raped by a Kuwaiti police officer, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday. The DFA stated that Chargé d’Affaires Mohd Noordin Lomondot of the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait reported that local authorities have issued an arrest warrant against the suspect identified as 22-year-old Fayed Naser Hamad Alajmy. Lomondot, the DFA cited, stated that Alajmy was the one who

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Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), in collaboration with Facebook, is expanding its digital literacy program for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to educate and train them on the use of social media platforms and how to detect cyberfraud. Hans Cacdac, the OWWA Administrator and Beth Lim, the Facebook community affairs head both made an announcement on May 5 during the celebration of Migrant Workers Day, which also marked the digital literacy

Department of Foreign Affairs

Kuwait’s Philippine embassy is monitoring with authorities on the inquiry over the death of Constancia Lago Dayag, a Filipina household service worker who was supposedly physically and sexually assaulted, the embassy said in a statement. Philippine Vice Consul Charleson Hermosura stated, “We are closely coordinating with the Kuwait Forensic Department and Criminal Investigation Department to ferret the truth surrounding the death of Ms. Dayag.” Hermosura established that noting the initial

Department of Labor and Employment

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Thursday that a Filipino household worker suffered and died at the hands of her employer in Kuwait – reportedly black and blue and with a “cucumber” inside her nether regions. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III in citing earlier reports stated that the 47-year-old victim was rushed to Al Sabah Hospital last May 14 but was declared dead on arrival. Bello said in a

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

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Cyprus’ president voiced “deep sorrow and concern” at the slayings, many of them Asian women who came to work on the Mediterranean island nation as the faced the prospect of a potential serial killer Friday after police stated a detained military officer confessed to killing five foreign women, including three Filipinas. President Nicos Anastasiades stated that the police strengthened their search for more bodies possibly dumped at a firing range,

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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

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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

OFWs catching flight dead, hurt in NLEX road accident

Police reports showed a big number of the casualties in a horrific vehicular accident that happened along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on Saturday were female overseas Filipino workers (OFW). Supt. Elmer Decena of Apalit Police stated that 13 of the 14 victims were OFWs leaving for Saudi Arabia while the remaining one was their agency’s representative. Five of the Filipino workers perished while the lingering nine passengers were wounded. The

POEA raises warning over KL-based Filipina supplying fake travel documents to OFWs

Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuala Lumpur reported that a certain Gina Leyson Erana has been providing fake employment contracts, passports, visa, and other related documents to Filipinos working illegally in Malaysia who want to secure an OEC in the Philippines. The POEA cautioned Filipino workers returning to their overseas jobs or “balik-manggagawa” for use of forged documents when applying for exit clearance or overseas employment certificate (OEC). POEA