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The insignificant impact of “OFW Zero Remittance Day”

The call for Zero Remittance Day on December 18, International Migrants’ Day has no substantial positive impact at all on the outcome of remittances from Filipinos overseas. The fact that the plan is only for just a day, it is likewise has no adverse impact on social needs of OFW families during Holiday season.     […]

Multi awarded former OFW Dr. Carlito Astillero will receive Outstanding Balikbayan Reputation Award (OBRA)

CEBU:  A former Overseas Filipino Worker in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will be awarded as one of the “Outstanding OFW and Balikbayan Reputation Award (OBRA) for 2011″ this coming December 9, 2011 at the Megatrade, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Dr. Carlito Astillero who had just left Saudi Arabia and returned to Cebu seven months ago after […]

PhilEmb Advisory re: Passport Extensions

PHILIPPINE EMBASSY Advisory 120-2011 4 December 2011 DFA Discontinues Gratis Passport Extensions The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh advises Filipinos in the Kingdom that the Department of Foreign Affairs has discontinued the extension of Machine Readable Ready Passports (MRRPs) gratis (free of charge) as the delivery of electronic passports (e-Passports) has normalized. Those applying for the […]