President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III Wednesday (May 16) to lift the deployment ban to Kuwait after the signing of an agreement to protect Filipino migrant workers.
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Supreme Court (SC) Justice Samuel Martires has also joined candidates seeking to become the next Ombudsman.
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Retiring Supreme Court (SC) Justice Presbitero Velasco, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and five will vie for the seat as the next Ombudsman.
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President Rodrigo Duterte only has one order for Abdullah Mama-o, his adviser on overseas Filipino workers' concerns, when he was appointed special envoy to Kuwait: Tell his Arab counterparts "salaam."
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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has arrived in Kuwait to discuss the current bilateral relations between the two nations with his counterpart, and later witness the expected signing of an agreement to…
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MANILA -- The Philippine government (GPH) has started engaging the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) in informal peace talks in Europe, Malacañang said on Tuesday.
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President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Special Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Affairs Abdullah Mamao as a special envoy to Kuwait, Malacañang announced Tuesday (May 8).
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Tension between the two nations escalated following Kuwait's protests against the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait's rescue operations approved by Cayetano that later led to the expulsion of Ambassador Renato Villa.
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Veteran political analyst Emil Jurado thinks Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano and Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo were giving a bad name to President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet for their sheer ineptitude in running their respective…
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Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III engaged in a shouting match last week over the diplomatic row with Kuwait, the Philippine Star reported Tuesday (May 1).
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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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Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the deployment ban to Kuwait remains temporary despite President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that it will stay in place.
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President Rodrigo Duterte was surprised over Kuwait's expulsion of Philippine ambassador Renato Villa following his meeting with Kuwaiti Ambassador Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh in Davao City earlier this week, Labor Secretary Silvestre…
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The Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) has expressed alarm on the restrictions imposed by various agencies of government on its members and other journalists.
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Citing “rumors,” a lawmaker from the House of Representatives claimed President Rodrigo Duterte would be sacking Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III as a scapegoat for aiing to end contractualization or “endo.”
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Another Filipina worker in Kuwait is in trouble, after she was kidnapped by a man while she was feeding chickens in her sponsor's garden.
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Previous administrations are to blame for the continued practice of contractualization or “endo,” said Senate President Koko Pimentel, citing two department orders which he said companies use to shield themselves from regularizing…
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After months of discussion with labor groups, Malacañang on Thursday (April 19) said President Rodrigo Duterte will no longer sign an executive order banning end of contract contractualization or “endo.”
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The Department of Labor and Employment has signed a bilateral agreement with China for the hiring of 2,000 Filipino English teachers.
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President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be giving Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go a bigger role in government, as if being his gatekeeper isn't enough.
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Many senators are choosing to keep mum on reports that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre would be getting the boot any time this week, leaving his fate in the hands of President Rodrigo Duterte.
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Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Guiling Mamondiong has gone on an indefinite leave in the wake of allegations that he tried to rape three of the agency's employees, according to the tabloid Abante.
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President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday said he added some “mandatory provisions” that would be included in the final draft of the agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait that will protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Gulf…