Monday, November 29, 2010

latest news

Review of OFW insurance pressed
Manila Bulletin
Migrante-Taiwan chapter chairperson Dave Chang also said OFWs in Taiwan decry the statement of Akbayan party list Representative and chairperson of the ...
Congress urged to suspend compulsory insurance for OFWS
Members of OFW group Migrante based in Taiwan also criticized the compulsory insurance provision, saying it discourages and adds heavy burden to prospective ...
OFW gives birth inside toilet
Manila Bulletin
... Philippines – A 23-year-old Filipina worker bound for Taiwan missed her ... another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) leaving for abroad, grabbed hold of ...
Congress asked to review mandatory OFW insurance
Manila Bulletin
... some host countries like Hong Kong and Taiwan as a form of compliance to the law. ...Meanwhile, Baldoz said certification of host countries for OFWs...
OFW gives birth in Manila airport toilet
Mary Suzie Campana, 23, from Carcar, Cebu was all set to board a plane to Taiwan when she gave birth in the NAIA 1 lavatory. Janitress Marcy Eta told police ...
Baby girl born in airport toilet
Manila Standard Today
Campania, an OFW in Taiwan, was on a two-week vacation and was supposed to board the flight to resume her contract as a quality control staff of a ...
Cinemanila honors Dolphy with international award
Manila Bulletin
The award-winning film tells the story of Manuel (Epi Quizon) and Dado (Bayani Agbayani), two Filipino OFWs in Taiwan who discover a discarded sofa one ...
DSWD keeps custody of baby born in NAIA toilet
Earlier reports said the stepmother of the OFW did not know that she was ... suspicious that the mother was about to depart for Taiwan and would like to ...
We will not return baby to mom, yet - Sec. Soliman
Philippine Information Agency
The mother delivered at the NAIA restroom just before boarding a plane bound for Taiwan where she works as an OFW. The Department requests the media to ...
DSWD boosts info drive amid rise in child abandonment cases
Manila Bulletin
The mother delivered the baby girl at the NAIA restroom just before boarding a plane bound forTaiwan where she works as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). ...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Updates Nov 2010

News8 new results for ofw taiwan
Taiwan OFWs seek exemption from new insurance
Manila Bulletin
In a statement, Migrate International – Taiwan chapter chairman Dave Chang asked the Philippine government to exempt OFWs in Taiwan and Hong Kong from the ...
OFWs in Taiwan hit Phl government over insurance fee
Philippine Star
"The minimum wage in Taiwan is NT$17280 and the OFW is left with only NT$5436 in monthly earnings," Chang said. "It would do well that OFWs in Taiwan like ...
OFWs refute POEA's mandatory insurance scheme
OFW News On Web
David Chang, head of the Migrante International Taiwan Chapter, said that with the minimum wage inTaiwanOFW would be left with NT$5436 (equivalent to ...
Baldoz to meet with VP Binay on OFW mandatory insurance
Philippine Information Agency
The provision mandates that every departing newly-hired OFW processed through an ... from Hong Kong and Taiwan and some overseas recruitment agencies in the ...
OFW remittances accelerate in September at 10.6 per cent
Philippine Information Agency
The bulk of the approved job orders was mainly for jobsites in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The POEA also reported that land-based ...
A tiger cub economy in the medium term?
The IMF and the World Bank had forecast a 4 percent contraction in OFW ... followed by mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Europe and the United States. ...
Binay pushes for creation of task force vs human trafficking
The vice president also pushed for an OFW lounge in airports, where departing migrant ... and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (Taiwan). ...
Remittances grow at fastest pace this year
Manila Times
... Reporter Remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in September grew at ... was for job sites in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong and Taiwan...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Latest news

Taiwanese employers threaten to stop hiring OFWs
Philippine Star
There are about 100000 OFWs employed in Taiwan, most of them employed as factory workers or caregivers. Earlier, employers and Filipino workers in Hong Kong ...
OFWs will still pay for compulsory insurance despite warnings
... Taiwan, Brunei, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore will eventually shoulder the ... Moreover, he said, the government has not initiated bilateral OFW ...
Binay to DOLE: Review mandatory OFW insurance
In a statement, Binay, who is also the presidential adviser on OFWs' concerns, ... Taiwan subsequently followed suit, after a recruiters' group bared that ...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Three recent articles

Economists say crisis slows remittance growth
(reflecting) that the top OFW destinations were not as affected as the rest of ... sent home due to job cuts in host countries (notably Taiwan and the UAE). ...
Crisis continues to haunt OFW families
Consolidated data from both agencies revealed some 12117 OFWs reported they were displaced in 2009. Most of them said their employers in Taiwan and the ...

News in Pictures: Hong Kong OFWs Want 'Rude' Labor Attaché Fired
Salud was formerly an official of MECO in Taiwan. “Labor Attaché to HK Romulo Salud has insulted, neglected, and aggrieved OFWs one time too many and must ...