OFW’s cautioned against illegal recruiters in Malta

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned overseas Filipinos workers (OFW’s) seeking employment in Malta against illegal recruiters. Per POEA Advisory No. 53-2018 released on Tuesday, Dec.11, the agency has confirmed illegal recruiters’ schemes to send send OFW’s to Malta, Italy. A report from the Philippine News Agency says these include “unauthorized recruitment, third country, hiring, and excessive placement fees.” “All Filipinos, who are seeking … Continue reading OFW’s cautioned against illegal recruiters in Malta

Malacañang awards oustanding OFW’s, organizations

  President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday honored 25 overseas Filipino workers & organizations with presidential awards. Citing an appreciation for their hardwork, Duterte gave assurance to the OFW’s that their welfare remains the administration’s  “top priorities.” “This nation will always recognize your invaluable contribution to nation-building, and this administration will continue to craft policies and implement programs that will respond to your needs and protect your … Continue reading Malacañang awards oustanding OFW’s, organizations

“Given the political climate, talking deeply about race and identity is important” (USA)

As is true for many immigrants, Paola Mardo saw moving to America as a dream. She had already been all over the globe, to boot;  Mardo was born in Los Angeles, but grew up in Manila and Kuala Lumpur before she turned 15. Upon that age, this Filipino-American joined her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Situations were more complicated than she had hoped. … Continue reading “Given the political climate, talking deeply about race and identity is important” (USA)

Listen: This podcaster explores forgotten Filipino-American histories. – Overseas Filipino

“What does it mean to be a Filipino outside the homeland?” This question spurred journalist Paola Mardo to launch Long Distance, an audio documentary series, last October.  Timely, personal, and evocative, this Filipino-American’s podcast delves into seldom told stories about the Pinoy diaspora. Mardo, who was born in Los Angeles, is Long Distance‘s creator, host, writer, and producer. Its latest episode, entitled “#2 Little Manila,” was … Continue reading Listen: This podcaster explores forgotten Filipino-American histories. – Overseas Filipino

Five books for your OFW family

 There’s nothing like the gift of a good book. Few presents are as intimate and heartfelt than a recommended novel or memoir, especially when it comes from those dearest to you. Particularly, when a story is resonant and powerful, it will take no more than a couple hundred pages to change a person’s life.     For overseas Filipinos workers (OFW), what will inevitably resonate … Continue reading Five books for your OFW family

Philippine communities around the world

Earning a living in a foreign country can be trying; it is especially difficult to have to do it alone. For most Filipinos abroad, forming a community of fellow countrymen is an integral part of their stay overseas: they look out for each other’s welfare, they attest to each other’s work ethic, and they fight for worthy advocacies.  Click here for a few bright examples … Continue reading Philippine communities around the world

Philippine embassies around the world

To help you connect to Filipinos in the country that you are in, we’ve compiled a list of Philippine Embassies in different parts of the globe. This directory is meant to be dynamic; entires and countries will be added, and the information will be updated as we go along. Please click HERE or on the menu tab above for the directory. Please check back and … Continue reading Philippine embassies around the world

A nation among nations

There are more than 10 million Filipinos living around the world. That’s more than the populations of Kuwait, Qatar, and the whole United Arab Emirates. That’s more than Denmark’s, Sweden’s, Finland’s, Norway’s, and the slew of other Nordic and Slavic nations. That’s more than the counts of our neighbors Singapore, Hongkong, and Brunei. Think about that for a moment. The number of us out there … Continue reading A nation among nations