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Overseas Filipino Bank to open in January 2018

| October 13, 2017
Overseas Filipino Bank to open in January 2018

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday, October 12, announced that overseas Filipinos would be able to make use of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) effective January next year. “The intention here is to cover not only the overseas Filipino workers but also the overseas Filipinos. Because just like our OFWs, our overseas [...]

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Land Bank Acquires Postal Bank, Converts It To Overseas Filipino Bank

| October 10, 2017
Land Bank Acquires Postal Bank, Converts It To Overseas Filipino Bank

Malacanan on Monday, October 9, released Executive Order (EO) No. 44, approving Land Bank of the Philippines’ (LBP) acquisition of Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB). EO No. 44, likewise, authorized PPSB conversion into Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB), which aims to efficiently deliver microfinance and micro-insurance products and services for overseas Filipinos. “Overseas-based Filipinos, who contribute [...]

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HKD100 salary increase for foreign domestic helpers

| October 1, 2017
HKD100 salary increase for foreign domestic helpers

The Government announced today (September 29) that the Minimum Allowable Wage (MAW) for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong will be increased by 2.3 per cent, from $4,310 to $4,410 per month. Under the Standard Employment Contract for hiring FDHs, employers are required to provide FDHs with food free of charge. At present, the [...]

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Celebrations to mark 68th National Day

| October 1, 2017
Celebrations to mark 68th National Day

A series of celebration activities will be held in Hong Kong on October 1 (Sunday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.      Major activities will include a flag-raising ceremony and a National Day reception in the morning, and a variety show and a fireworks display in [...]

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Public hearing on the proposed Divorced Law

| September 26, 2017
Public hearing on the proposed Divorced Law

The Philippine Consulate General would like to invite the Filipino Community to a public hearing to be conducted by the Congress of the Philippines on the proposed Divorce Law to be held on 1 October 2017 (Sunday), 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the PCG’s Public Area. For further details, kindly refer to the attached [...]

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OFW, Found dead in Repulse Bay

| September 24, 2017
OFW, Found dead in Repulse Bay

Eksakto 8:58 ng gabi ng 20 September nang makatanggap ng tawag ang police mula sa isang local na lalaki, kinilala ng pulis sa apelyidong Wan, 56 na gulang, na nagsabi na may natagpuang mga gamit sa tabi ng dagat sa Rupulse Bay ngunit wala ang may ari nito. Agad na pumunta ang pulis at ang [...]

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PHL Wins Recognition For Human Rights Record, Pledges Continued Progress

| September 23, 2017
PHL Wins Recognition For Human Rights Record, Pledges Continued Progress

The Philippines scored a big victory in Geneva today when the United Nations Human Rights Council overwhelmingly adopted Manila’s human rights report card. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano immediately welcomed the final adoption of the Third Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report by the 47-member body, saying it affirms Manila’s commitment to its [...]

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National Day of Protest

| September 21, 2017
National Day of Protest

Today, September 21, the nation observes its first National Day of Protest, when people from all walks of life and persuasion can freely hold marches, demonstrations, public assemblies, and all forms of mass action to express their grievances against perceived or actual excesses and/or shortcomings of the government. This is also an opportune time for [...]

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DFA Makes Passport Application And Renewal Easier

| September 14, 2017
DFA Makes Passport Application And Renewal Easier

14 September 2017 – After releasing thousands of appointment slots to the public, the Department of Foreign Affairs is making it easier for passport applicants with further improvements in the appointment system. Among these new reforms is a redesign of the appointment system that now allows applicants to see, at first glance, which dates have [...]

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President Duterte hands over cash incentives to SEA Games medalists

| September 14, 2017
President Duterte hands over cash incentives to SEA Games medalists

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the awarding rites on Wednesday, September 13, for Filipino athletes who won in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Chief Executive gave cash incentives to athletes who won 24 gold medals, 33 silver, and 64 bronze at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall in Malacañan. The medalists [...]

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