Poland, whose right-wing government opposes taking in migrants, may have to look to Filipino workers to cover a growing labour shortage hurting the economy, a senior official said Saturday.
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President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Israel in September, his long-time aide confirmed Wednesday (July 25).
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Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the welfare and treatment of Filipino workers in Malaysia.
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Federation of Free Workers: We need to empower Filipino workers
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Malacañang said there was still no fixed date as to when President Rodrigo R. Duterte will visit Kuwait.
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President Rodrigo Duterte will apologize to Kuwaiti officials for the harsh words he uttered at the height of the diplomatic row over distressed Filipino migrant workers.
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Detained Senator Leila de Lima on Monday deplored that instead of sowing hope, President Rodrigo Duterte opted “to sow intrigues and hatred.”
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President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized for the harsh language he used against Kuwait at the height of the diplomatic row over the condition of distressed Filipino workers.
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MANILA -- Amid labor groups’ call for a PHP750 daily minimum wage nationwide, Malacañang on Monday said that it was “legally impossible” to raise the wages because of legal restraints.
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Senators Sonny Angara and Migz Zubiri on Tuesday expressed hope that the government will remain steadfast in ensuring that the labor rights of all Filipinos working abroad, especially domestic workers, are “protected at all times.”
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Senator Sonny Angara is hopeful that the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) would lead to better working conditions and "more humane" treatment of Filipino workers in Kuwait.
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In a speech in Cebu City Tuesday (May 1), Duterte urged Filipino workers in the Gulf state to come home if they wish.
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The saying, "You don't know a good thing until it's gone," has never been so apt now that the Philippines is in the midst of a diplomatic row with Kuwait due to a controversial rescue mission.
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Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday said that the government, as mandated by the Constitution, must be committed to protect the rights and promote the welfare of Filipino workers "wherever they are."
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The task is great and the struggle is "uphill" in ensuring fair labor practices for Filipino workers here and those toiling overseas.
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Malacañang clarified Monday (April 30) that the deployment ban to Kuwait is not permanent, but will stay in place until a memorandum of understanding on the protection of Filipino workers is signed with Kuwait.
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The government must promote the welfare and rights of Filipinos in sending them overseas as well as in forging trade agreements with other countries.
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Several lawmakers renewed their call to end contractualization or “endo” and for the increase of the national minimum wage ahead of Labor Day, where labor groups are expected to hold a massive protests in various areas in Metro Manila.
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Senate President Koko Pimentel is hopeful that relations between Kuwait and the Philippines would return to normal and called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to emulate talks between North Korea and South Korea, which sought to…
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President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday said he wanted all Filipino workers out of Kuwait and back home, noting that he could no longer take the abuses against them in the Gulf state.
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President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer lift the ban on deploying Filipino workers to Kuwait amid the worsening diplomatic row between the Philippines and the Gulf state.
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Efforts of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to improve the lives of Filipino workers in Kuwait suddenly went down the drain due to the Department of Foreign Affairs' highly publicized rescue mission in the Gulf state.
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At least five senators have questioned the publication of a video on social media showing Philippine embassy officials rescuing distressed FIlipino workers from Kuwaiti households, saying the video should never have been posted online.
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Manila demanded an explanation Thursday after its ambassador to Kuwait was expelled, shocking Philippine authorities and deepening a diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers in the Gulf state.