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Vice President lauds Cebu Pacific

In the coming years, local airline firms will have to change their target demographic from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to tourists as government succeeds in generating jobs that will accommodate all Filipinos abroad, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said yesterday. “That is a joke, of course, but it is also a vision,” Binay said in his speech at the launching of Cebu Pacific’s Airbus A330-300... 

RP carriers allowed to fly to Italy

After an absence of almost 20 years, Philippine air carriers can now fly directly to Rome, Milan, Bergamo, and other points in Italy. This came after the Philippines and Italy conducted Air Services Consultations recently in Rome. No related posts  Read More »

OFWs repatriated

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) announced that a total of 48 overseas Filipino workers from Egypt, Syria and Jeddah arrived in the country in separate flights. OWWA administrator Carmelita Dimzon said nine OFW nurses from Egypt along with 23 household service helpers arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) via Gulf Airways Flight 154. Incoming search terms:repatriation... 

Prayer for peace

The Catholic Church in the Philippines will join other countries in praying and fasting for peace in Syria. Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco said they already disseminated the Pope’s appeal for prayer and fasting in all masses in his diocese. No related posts  Read More »

Reject Obama, Aquino told

Administration and opposition lawmakers yesterday advised President Benigno S. Aquino III to reject any call from United States President Barack Obama for help in punishing Syria for allegedly launching last week’s gas attack that killed over 1,200 suspected enemies of the Syrian government, many of them children. No related posts  Read More »

OFWs vs ‘pork barrel’

Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will attempt to flex their economic muscle after it announced it will hold a “Zero-Remittance Day” (ZRD) this month to push for the abolition of “pork barrel.” In a statement, Migrante International chairperson Garry Martinez said they have already coordinated with their chapters to urge their members not to remit on Sept. 19 to force the government to scrap... 

Social Security System 56th Anniversary

The Social Security System (SSS), the pension fund for private sector workers, is Celebrating its 56th Founding Anniversary, with activities to highlight its programs and its accomplishments in the three years of the Aquino Administration. No related posts  Read More »

Intensified repatriation of OFWs in Syria urged

Senator Cynthia Villar has urged the Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Labor and Employment to step up the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who remain in Syria following reports of an imminent US air strikes against the said country. No related posts  Read More »

Observance of National Heroes Day

National Heroes Day (Araw ng mga Bayani) in the Philippines is celebrated every last Monday of August to honor and remember the life, deeds, and courage of National Heroes who helped shape the Filipino nation. On this day, Filipinos also pay tribute to our modern-day heroes, the Overseas Filipino Workers, and their invaluable contributions to socio-economic progress. Incoming search terms:fort bonifacio... 


A LOT of overseas Filipino workers follow the ongoing Senate investigation into the alleged sex-for-flight issue. To be fair, most of the testimonies presented by the complainants do not involve sexual favors in exchange for air tickets home. To brand these cases under a scintillating but largely undeserved rubric is to obfuscate real and pressing issues that have since surfaced because of the women’s...