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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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SSS Commissioner La Vina: More SSS programs for OFW to be finalized

| October 12, 2017
SSS Commissioner La Vina: More SSS programs for OFW to be finalized

Sa unang anbersaryo ng grupo ng Emilio Aguinaldo DDS-HK noong nakaraang Linggo (10 October) naging panauhing pandangal ang SSS commissioner na si Pompee La Vina. Ginanap ang anibersaryo sa Repulse Bay. Maliban sa pagbigay ng kasagutan sa ilang katanungan ng mga nagsidalong miyembro ng grupo, nagpaunlak din ng isang panayam si Commissioner La Vina sa [...]

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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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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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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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Palace calls for vigilance amid Hurricane Irma in Miami

| September 9, 2017
Palace calls for vigilance amid Hurricane Irma in Miami

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella advised Filipinos living in Miami to remain vigilant in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s expected landfall over the weekend. “Members of the Filipino community have been advised to stay indoors, avoid unnecessary travels, and check the latest weather advisories and bulletins from government websites,” Abella stressed. He further assured that the Department [...]

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Pres. Duterte Meets with Parents of Kian delos Santos

| August 28, 2017
Pres. Duterte Meets with Parents of Kian delos Santos

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with Lorenza and Saldy delos Santos, parents of the 17-year-old Kian who was killed in an anti-illegal drug operation. The parents of the slain teenager paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on August 28, 2017 so they could personally thank the President for [...]

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Pinay wins marathon gold in SEA Games

| August 20, 2017
Pinay wins marathon gold in SEA Games

Mary Jane Tabal gave team philippines its first gold medal in the on going 29th southeast asian games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia The 29 year old Tabal was a class all her own in the women’s marathon. She finished the 42.195 kilometer race in 2 hours 48 minutes 11 seconds Pinay Hoang Thi Thanh of [...]

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