Category: News

Sec Bello: “Goodbye OEC, Hello OFW ID”

By the end of July, the long-dreaded Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) will be no more per announcement by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   This news came after allegations of corruption in the agency surfaced in April 2017, thus the temporary halt of the issuance of the said certificates. Instead of OEC, the Labor Secretary… Read more »

New FWA alarms employers and migrant workers; Employment Dept offers “grace period”

The newly implemented Foreign Workers Act of 2017 that came into effect last week, June 23, has faced criticism among employers and likewise created tension among migrant workers due to its alleged severe and unfair punishment.   Accordingly, Employment Department Director General Waranon Pitiwan said on Thursday that a “grace period” will be first given… Read more »

Korean language to be offered in selected NCR secondary schools

Education Secretary Leonor Briones and the Republic of Korea Ambassador to the Philippines Kim Jaen Shin have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on June 21 at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) in Diliman, Quezon City. This MOA signifies the formalization of including the… Read more »

CBCP: “Fight fake news”

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has released a list of websites believed by the group to be spreading “alternative facts”, fake news or false information; and has called on the public to refrain accessing or sharing them.   The following sites according to the CBCP are “carrying fake or unverified content”:  … Read more »

China donates P15M worth of rehabilitation for Marawi recovery

The Marawi siege has severely damaged the city, with the building’s physical structures torn apart and its residence in a state of shock. With the apparent destruction of property, the Chinese government, through Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua, has turned over P15 million for the recovery and rehabilitation of the city, Tuesday, June… Read more »