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Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for June 2024
Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for June 2024

In this month's news, the DMW celebrates the global recognition of Filipino seafarers with PH's inclusion in the IMO 'white list' and records an all-time high deployment in 2023, while also partnering with the LTO to streamline license renewals for OFWs.

Jun 10, 2024

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for June 2024
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for June 2024

In this month's news, the Department of Migrant Workers is enhancing OFW competitiveness in Japan, collaborating with the Department of Agriculture to support OFWs in agribusiness, and partnering with the Land Transportation Office for easier license renewal programs for OFWs. Read on for more details.

Jun 10, 2024

WorkAbroad Unveils a Fresh Look and Renewed Commitment to Safety
WorkAbroad Unveils a Fresh Look and Renewed Commitment to Safety

We are thrilled to announce that WorkAbroad has undergone a significant brand refresh, reflecting our dedication to connecting Filipinos to safe jobs abroad. This transformation is not just about a new look; it is about reinforcing our mission and values that have always been at the heart of our operations.

Jun 10, 2024

Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for May 2024
Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for May 2024

In this month's news, the Philippines and Qatar signed multiple agreements covering various sectors, including efforts to combat human trafficking, enhance seafarers' welfare, boost tourism and trade, foster sports and youth programs, and implement visa waivers. DMW Chief Cacdac's emphasis on rights-centered recruitment and reintegration underscores the commitment to safeguarding the welfare of overseas Filipino workers, while PLDT and OFBank collaborate to offer secure banking services for OFWs abroad, enhancing financial accessibility and security for migrant workers. Read on for more details.

May 15, 2024

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for May 2024
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for May 2024

In this month's news, the Philippines and Romania are seeking to strengthen labor ties to improve conditions for migrant workers. Meanwhile, DMW Chief Cacdac's focus on rights-centered recruitment and reintegration aligns with efforts to ensure the welfare of overseas Filipino workers, while South Korea's plan to hire 100 Pinay caregivers signifies positive developments in overseas employment opportunities. Read on for more details.

May 15, 2024

Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for April 2024
Must-Read Maritime News and Articles for April 2024

In this month's news, the DMW advocates for declaring the Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden as 'warlike zones' to protect Filipino seafarers. Meanwhile, nine Filipino seafarers on the oil tanker seized in the Gulf of Oman on January have returned to the Philippines. Read on for more details.

Apr 02, 2024

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for April 2024
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for April 2024

In this month's news, the DMW strengthens protection for OFWs in Germany, while forging partnerships with PLDT Global and establishing labor consultation mechanisms with the Czech Republic to enhance support and empowerment for OFWs worldwide. Read on for more details.

Apr 02, 2024

Must-Read OFW News and Articles for March 2024
Must-Read OFW News and Articles for March 2024

In this month's news, the DMW has announced that Filipino seafarers now have the right to refuse sailing through the Gulf of Aden. In case of refusal, they will be repatriated at the company’s expense and compensated with two months of basic wage. Furthermore, a lawmaker calls on the Senate to pass a bill aimed at broadening legal assistance for OFWs. The bill seeks to amend Republic Act 8042, mandating a larger legal assistance fund under the DFA for OFWs in need. Meanwhile, DMW has raised concerns over a social media account advertising Filipino domestic helpers and health workers for hire abroad. Describing it as potentially illegal and dangerous due to the lack of proper processing and approval, the DMW advises against engaging with such social media job offers.

Mar 11, 2024

5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for March 2024
5 Must-Read OFW News and Articles for March 2024

In this month's news, the Philippine government, led by the DMW, seeks to establish a binding legal agreement with South Korea for the seasonal deployment of Filipino farm workers. With ongoing discussions and a desire for mutual agreement, both nations are working towards formalizing this arrangement to benefit Filipino workers in South Korea. Moreover, DFA has officially transferred the responsibility of processing end-of-service benefits for OFWs in the Middle East to DMW. This transfer aims to enhance efficiency and provide better assistance to OFWs and their families in accessing their entitlements. Further, DMW has raised concerns over a social media account advertising Filipino domestic helpers and health workers for hire abroad. Describing it as potentially illegal and dangerous due to the lack of proper processing and approval, the DMW advises against engaging with such social media job offers.

Mar 11, 2024

Protecting OFWs: Staying Safe from Scams and Finding Secure Employment
Protecting OFWs: Staying Safe from Scams and Finding Secure Employment

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the backbone of the Philippine economy, sending billions of dollars in remittances back home each year. However, they are also unfortunately vulnerable to exploitation, particularly through scams.

Mar 06, 2024