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A new political party is born

A new political party is born FilExpat News Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2 May 2008 – The Overseas Filipino Workers community leaders from various Filipino organizations in Riyadh gathered at Al Mutlaq Hotel in the observance of International Worker’s Day, also known us Labor Day. In many countries, May 1 is commemorated as economic and social achievements […]

MORE THAN 10% OF PHILIPPINE POPULATION WORK OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOMELANDBy CESAR TORRESApril 13, 2007 This is probably a first in the history of mankind. More than 10% of Philippine population of 89.5 million are in Diaspora. We are working in various capacities all over the world. We have remitted US$15 billion to the homeland […]

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New Political Party is Born By Joe Avancena Saudi Gazette Filipino community leaders in Riyadh drafted the constitution and by-laws of a new political party earlier this month. The party is envisioned to represent the over eight million overseas Filipino workers around the world in the Philippine congress and government. Called the Partidong Pandaigdigang Pilipino […]

OFW still in contention for top OWWA post

OFW still in contention for top OWWA post KIMBERLY JANE TAN, GMANews.TV 08/30/2008 | 03:04 PM Philippines – A group of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Saudi Arabia have said their nominee for the top post of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is still in the running. “Allow us to clarify that Dr. Carlito […]

New execs as biggest OFW group in Saudi marks 5th year A new set of officers has been elected to lead the biggest organization of overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia during the group’s 5th founding anniversary recently. The election and induction of the board of trustees and officers of the 7,000-strong United OFW Association […]

Nowhere to Go…Where are They?

My blood pressure goes up to a level of 150/150, reading inquirer.net online breaking news about “Abused maids die each week in Lebanon“. I speak to myself loudly asking; How many in KSA???? How many untold stories of rape, maltreatment and abused in Riyadh alone? And how many of them under the care of fellow OFWs who […]

Air Ticket

Ofwempowerment blog reader sent me a notes through comment portion of our blog asking  clarification re: air ticket. He said: I started my work here in KSA Nov. 29 2003 and I get already 2 vacation and this is my fifth year and I file my resignation. I didn’t sign any contract except for the […]

DFA Press Release

SFA-AGR-517-08     FILIPINO TRAVELERS WARNED AGAINST INVOLVEMENT IN DRUG TRAFFICKING August 2008—Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), including seafarers, and Filipino nationals traveling overseas are strongly advised to take necessary precautions to avoid involvement in the smuggling or trafficking of narcotics and illicit drugs.   International criminal syndicates operating in the Philippines, China (including Hong Kong […]

Leveraging Remittances

Buhay OFW

By: Ercof

Balikbayang Sinta

Philippine Embassy Advisory

Pag-Uwi “Tribute to our FHW”

Pag-Uwi by: Martin Nievera O kay tagal na natin nagkakalayo Nung tayoy magkahiwalay akoy musmos At sa hardin ng kabataan nangakot nagpaalam At hinagkan kita may gatas pa sa labi Ewan ba saan napunta ang panahon Sa hanapbuhay buhay koy nakatuon Sa bayan ng mga banyaga                   […]

Palace letter addresses Pichay as OWWA chief

KIMBERLY JANE TAN, GMANews.TV 08/15/2008 | 01:30 PM   MANILA, Philippines – A memorandum from Malacaňang Palace addressing losing senatorial candidate Prospero Pichay as administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has caused an aspirant for the post and his campaigners to pull out of the race in dismay. The memorandum bearing the signature […]

Open Letter to Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Dear Kabayan,  The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is one government agency that has been, for years, the center of criticism by the very sector of society that it seeks to serve – us the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). The appointment of the Honorable Marianito Roque as the new secretary of the Department of Labor […]