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Filipina expat with Dh190,000 debt gets new life in UAE

Filipina expat with Dh190,000 debt gets new life in UAE

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She is now living happily and freely in the country as she looks for a job. A 43-year-old Filipina expat, who was stuck in the UAE for almost eight years, being jobless and facing a travel ban over a Dh190,000 bounced cheque conviction, is among the many workers who have been helped by the human rights authorities in Abu Dhabi to start new lives. Fatma Abdulrahim Obaid, head of the Human Rights Section at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) told Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the Labour Court Information Forum on Monday that her office had handled and solved 23 cases of workers with various problems during the first six months of 2018. The human rights office had handled 42 cases during 2017. Most of the cases, according to Fatma, involve workers facing immigration issues su...
Filipina Goes Blind After Friend Sprays Acid on Her Face

Filipina Goes Blind After Friend Sprays Acid on Her Face

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No matter how we live our lives, sometimes people can just find anything that they can use again us. That’s why it’s twice as hard living life abroad as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in a foreign country with other nationalities that we also have to deal with in our everyday lives. Other than the demands of work and the challenges in living conditions, OFWs also have to deal with different personalities and attitudes that may be largely influenced by someone’s upbringing and to some extent, culture. And with the turn of the New Year, citizens of the UAE are being reminded to exercise understanding, tolerance, and acceptance towards each other, no matter the differences. Filipina Goes Blind After Friend Sprays Acid on her Face Pinay Becomes Blind After Friend Splashes Acid on h
Philippines Orders Total OFW Deployment Ban

Philippines Orders Total OFW Deployment Ban

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The Philippines has ordered a total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait, following instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte. “Pursuant to that directive of the president, we will be issuing an administrative order, to totally ban deployment of our OFWs to Kuwait…Yung ban will cover all,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told reporters. The Labor Department had earlier suspended the processing of new employment certificates to Filipino workers bound for Kuwait after recent death of seven migrant workers, including Joanna Demafelis, whose body was found in a freezer inside an apartment in that country. At least 400 repatriated Filipinos from Kuwait have arrived in the Philippines on Monday, a Palace spokesman said. Bello added that some 2,500 more Filipinos
Filipino Domestic Worker Ban Set to Be Lifted As New UAE Agreement Signed

Filipino Domestic Worker Ban Set to Be Lifted As New UAE Agreement Signed

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The ban on hiring Filipino domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates could soon be lifted as the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation relating to employment of Filipino domestic workers in the Gulf nation, a report by Gulf News said. The agreement highlights the eagerness of both nations to bolster cooperation in the labor sector and facilitate transparency in the process of recruitment and deployment of domestic workers in accordance with the laws of both the Philippines and the UAE. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and UAE Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Saqr Ghobash signed the memorandum in Abu Dhabi Tuesday. Recruitment of Filipino domestic workers will commence once all the necessary procedures...
Good conduct certificate in UAE: Deadline for Filipinos, Indonesian workers postponed

Good conduct certificate in UAE: Deadline for Filipinos, Indonesian workers postponed

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All expats applying for new work visas in the UAE are subjected to security background checks. The Philippine and Indonesian consul-generals in Dubai welcomed the move by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), which has suspended the requirement for a Certificate of Good Conduct (CGC) for new Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers until June this year. The MoHRE recently issued a circular to all Tasheel Centres, which are in charge of processing the employment of household service workers (HSWs), ordering the suspension of requiring a CGC of police clearance certificate for Filipino and Indonesian housemaids. Khaleej Times spoke to two Arabic and English speaking staff who confirmed of the circular. On Monday, Philippine consul general Paul Raymund Cortes tol...
Arab man to pay Dh97,000 penalty to release Filipina from jail

Arab man to pay Dh97,000 penalty to release Filipina from jail

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Charged with smuggling drugs from Manila, she is now free to return to her country. A Saudi man, Abdulaziz Khamees, has come forward to pay penalty of 100,000 Riyals (approximately Dh97,000) on behalf of a Filipina prisoner in Jeddah to facilitate her release. Junevie San Juan was sentenced to three years in jail plus penalty of 100,000 Riyals in October 2013 for smuggling drugs from Manila. Consul RJ Sumague of the Philippine Consulate in Jeddah had asked for Juan's release as she had completed her jail term but authorities said that as she was unable to pay the enormous penalty, she could not be set free. Khamees who can speak Tagalog, heard Juan and spoke to her parents during their arranged visit to Jeddah. He informed them that he wanted to help Juan as he believed she ...
Hundreds of jobs in UAE, Taiwan up for grabs at Mega Jobs Fair in Cavite

Hundreds of jobs in UAE, Taiwan up for grabs at Mega Jobs Fair in Cavite

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More than 1000 jobs are up for grabs at the Mega Jobs Fair to be held at the town plaza of the Municipality of Carmona, Cavite on Wednesday, February 21. Those who seek jobs abroad are encouraged to take advantage of this one-day opportunity as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) have committed to bring in accredited and licensed overseas employment agencies for job placements in various countries including Taiwan and United Arab Emirates according to Carmona PESO Chief Edwin E. Tolentino. More than 20 major firms and Calabarzon-based companies will also be offering employment opportunities in the jobs fair that will run from 8 am to 3pm. “One company alone has registered 1,000 open positions for production operators while other firms need factory machine oper
Filipina in Kuwait Begs to be Rescued from ‘Abusive’ Employer

Filipina in Kuwait Begs to be Rescued from ‘Abusive’ Employer

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As the body of slain OFW Joanna Demafelis is on its way back home, another distressed Filipina worker in Kuwait is seeking the help of Philippine authorities to rescue her from her employer. In a Facebook video, Faith (not her real name) showed bruises on her left arm while crying to help her escape from the abuses she suffers from her current employer who allegedly beats her. “Please po tulungan niyo ko, gusto ko nang umuwi… please po tulungan niyo ko, kinukulong ako ng amo ko, sinasaktan ako ng amo ko,” Faith said in the video reported by GMA News. In January this year, Faith said that she was “sold” by her former employer to her current boss, who caused her emotional and physical abuse. Meanwhile, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said in a statement that they have
Filipinos in UAE Confused Over New Circular on Good Moral Certificate

Filipinos in UAE Confused Over New Circular on Good Moral Certificate

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The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has announced in a statement that the Certificate of Good Moral Conduct for Filipino and Indonesian workers will be suspended until June 2018. “As for the rest of the nationalities,” the circular says, “the Tasheel Centre must request a good moral and conduct certificate if the household worker is outside the country or [on] “tourist visa”. Philippine Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes said in a video, Feb. 15, that this will apply to new workers as well as to Filipinos who will be changing their employment. Meanwhile, the circular has created a confusion among Filipino expats in the UAE if it will cover all workforce sectors or to household helpers (domestic helpers) alone. Cortes told The Filipino Times, in a messa