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Monday, September 28, 2020

OFW News

TFC Asia Pacific partners with regional organisations to deliver service for overseas Filipinos

The Filipino Channel (TFC) Asia Pacific echoes the ABS-CBN worldwide call to be in service of the Filipino through information, entertainment and inspiration. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, TFC Asia Pacific invokes the bayanihan spirit...

Mobile Consular Mission delivers services to 600 Filipinos in Melbourne

MELBOURNE--The Philippine Embassy in Canberra completed a five-day mobile consular mission in Melbourne on 14-18 January 2019.

Nomination for 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas now open

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) has formally opened the nomination to the 2018 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas to be conferred by the President in December 2018 at the Malacañan Palace, Manila. The awards are conferred...

Filipinos abroad appreciate creation of OFW Bank

https://youtu.be/kEvvAA_3BYQ ILOILO CITY – A number of Filipinos who are working abroad have expressed appreciation for the government’s creation of a bank that makes overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) a priority in its list...

OFWs now exempt from paying airport terminal fees

By Aerol John B. Patena MANILA, March 15 (PNA) -- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are now exempted from paying terminal fees at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). This initiative was a result of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that was...

OFWs assured that remittances won’t be taxed

MANILA, Feb. 28 (PNA) -- Remittances of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will not be taxed, Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara said Tuesday allaying concerns of value-added tax (VAT) on services fees of money transfer centres in the country. Angara, chair of...

44 Filipinos recognised as ASEAN Engineers

MANILA, Feb. 25 (PNA) -- A total of 44 Filipino engineers in Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia's eastern region have been recognised as ASEAN Engineers by the Philippine Technological Council – Middle East and North Africa Affairs (PTC-MENA) in...

DFA confirms execution of an OFW in Kuwait

By Sammy F. Martin https://youtu.be/z7MF9jG6J-E MANILA, Jan. 25 (PNA) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that overseas Filipino worker Jakatia Pawa from Zamboanga del Norte was executed by hanging at 10:19 a.m. in Kuwait (3:19 p.m., Manila time) Wednesday. "We...

Meet Buloy, the Dubai-based mechanic with no hands and feet

https://youtu.be/47qVkvNl5XY Juan Samujo Briza a.k.a. Buloy (pictured below with the love of his life, Joana), is a 32-year-old mechanic working in Dubai. He is like any other mechanic except that his hands and feet are severely deformed. Buloy's disability did not deter him...

Journalist recalls visit at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York

By Ben Cal MANILA, Sept. 11 (PNA) -- Anyone who visits the now renowned 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York would leave with an indelible memory of what happened on that tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001 that caught red-handed...
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Melbourne COVID-19 restrictions ease: Curfew lifted, students to return to primary schools

In a lengthy press conference today, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced several changes that will take effect...
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Philippines to promote IT-Business Process Management industry in the Australian market

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry-Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB) and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney (PTIC-Sydney) will conduct...

How to get a car loan as a recent migrant to Australia

If you are looking to buy a car and need a loan, you may believe that banks will say “no” to you...

Dual citizenship: all ‘pros’ and no ‘cons’

An oft-repeated saying among us Filipinos is that “you can take the Filipino out of the Philippines, but you can never take...

Filipino-Australians vying for various Local Council positions in Victoria

Victoria will have Local Council Elections on October 24, 2020. A record number of Filipino-Australians are vying for representation...