Category Archives: overseas Filipinos

ALPSIDE DOWNED: The Box Of Our Tears

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 09 March) — March 31 this year should be a red-letter day for OFWs. That’s the day when the Philippine customs ends its suspension of the revised rules on the sending of our balikbayan boxes. The new set of rules — Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 05-2016 — took effect last August […]

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Yasay tells OFWs in Switzerland: no new department for OFWs

BERN, SWITZERLAND (MindaNews / 27 February) —  Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay on Sunday told overseas workers here in Switzerland that he does not favor the creation of a Department for Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW), a campaign promise of President Rodrigo Duterte. Yasay told a gathering of around 100 Filipino community leaders from Switzerland […]