Frontliner Jesryl Bancaya Technical Staff of Councilor Israel Salanga Died for COVID After Hospital Refused Admission

COVID-19 frontliner in the city of Bacolod died yesterday, August 23, 2020 without proper care from the hospital. The 33-year-old frontliner, Jesryl Bancaya from Barangay Alijis died after returning on their house from looking the hospital in Bacolod for admission but no avail due to the reason of overwhelming COVID patients in the city. Bancaya … Read more

OWWA Sent Over 7,400 Stranded OFWs to their Home Provinces

The government sent home over 7,400 stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their home provinces on the second day of the one-week deadline imposed on them by President Rodrigo Duterte. Hans Cacdac, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) administrator, said on Wednesday that there are 4,576 OFWs that were assisted by the government just on Tuesday. … Read more

Duterte Gives 1-week to Agencies to Bring 24, 000 Repatriated OFWs back to Home Provinces

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the government agencies on Monday to bring some 24,000 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFW) back to their home provinces within 1 week, said his spokesman. According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the President gave the order to the departments of labor, health, and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration following reports that some … Read more

Arrest OFWs who fled COVID quarantine facilities says DFA chief

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. called for the arrest of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on Monday. Those who escaped from the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) quarantine facilities. Locsin said on Twitter, “Arrest them, contact trace, and test everyone they got in contact with.” Arrest them, contact trace, and test everyone they got in … Read more

23 Filipinos in Dubai Die of COVID-19 -consulate

OFW- Twenty-three Filipinos in Dubai have already died of COVID-19, said the Philippine consulate general on Friday. Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes of Dubai Arab Emirates, gave the figure two days after the Philippine embassy reported 17 deaths. Cortes did not say how many Filipinos have contracted the disease and the exact number of recoveries. … Read more

19,466 OFWs have Already Repatriated in the Philippines Since ECQ Started-DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs reported as of Saturday that there are already 19,466 overseas Filipino workers who have already been repatriated in the country since the start of the enhanced community quarantine. According to DFA Undersecretary Brigido at the Dulay Laging Handa public briefing, out of 19,466 number of repatriates, 15,130 are seafarers from … Read more