10,302 Filipino nurses sought U.S. jobs in 2018 – highest in 9 years

PH-educated nurses paying $200 to take U.S. licensure exam for the first time up 32% year-on-year A total of 10,302 Filipino nurses hoping to practice their profession in America took the U.S. licensure examination for the first time in 2018, the party-list group ACTS-OFW said Tuesday. “The number is up 32 percent versus the 7,791 […]


“BaLinKBayan”, nasa Batangas na rin!

By Marinela Jade Maneja Agresibo sa layuning makamit ang isang sistematiko at komprehensibong pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at kanilang pamilya, ilulunsad ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Batangas ang “BaLinkbayan”: One-Stop Online Portal for Diaspora Engagement. Kaugnay nito, isang memorandum of agreement ang pinirmahan sa pagitan ni Governor Dodo Mandanas at Undersecretary Astravel Pimentel-Naik, Executive […]


CFO Statement on the Remarks of Sondos Al-Qattan against OFWs in Kuwait

THE Commission on Filipinos Overseas strongly condemns the racist and derogatory remarks made by Kuwaiti social media blogger Sondos Al-Qattan against our Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait and the recently signed bilateral agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait on the protection of the rights and welfare of our OFWs.       The Philippines and Kuwait signed a […]


Filipino sailors’ cash transfers seen hitting $6B this year

THE cash sent home by overseas Filipino sailors through banks is projected to top the $6-billion mark this year amid mounting deployment, ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz III said on Monday, International Day of the Seafarer. “The number of Philippine-educated sailors and other staff deployed on foreign ocean-going vessels, including those on cruise ships and […]


A new Philippine future beside the exodus?

By JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO EVERY seventh of June, a Southeast Asian archipelago commemorates the “heroism” of compatriots who have been a visible reason for the steady growth of their motherland’s economy. The celebration is National Migrant Workers Day, and the date’s historicity is brought about by the passage of a law to protect the rights and welfare […]

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22 Batangueño kids shine at GawadAnak OFW, Migration Quiz Bee finals

    By JOENALD MEDINA RAYOS A TOTAL of five (5) sons and daughters of Batangueño Overseas Filipino Workers were picked as finalists to the ECMI 10thGawadAnak OFW while 17 others are qualified for the 1st Luzon Migration Quiz Bee Finals slated on March 20. The Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples […]