Tuesday, December 6, 2022

OFW Profiles

3 Ways the Strict HK Social Distancing Laws Impact Domestic Workers

Social distancing during days off On August 2, 2020, Sunday, Filipino domestic workers typically take their days off. On a fine day, they gather at their designated areas in parks, streets, and even pedestrian bridges. A stricter rule imposed on...

Survey: How Did COVID-19 Impact Well-Being of OFWs?

How has the Covid-19 crisis affected you? It is really important to find out how migrant workers are affected by the global pandemic to ensure their safety and well-being. Academic researchers from the University of Sunderland in the United...

The Impact of Coronavirus on OFWs and Philippine Economy

Just like many other countries, the Philippines has been struggling to cope up with the impact of coronavirus. Movement of citizens has been restricted, and transport systems have been paralyzed in an effort to arrest the spread of the...

Filipino Covid Heroes: How OFWs Show Heroism in Pandemic Fight

In addition to the skill and expertise of Filipinos bring to benefit their host countries, they also bear a considerable degree of risk and hazards at work. For example, seafarers deal with the risk of piracy in the seas of...

How Coronavirus Impacts Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

While the world is in the midst of a battle against an invisible enemy, there's an outpouring of gratitude towards frontline workers who risk their lives daily. Health workers, delivery personnel, and sanitation workers have been the recipients of...

4 Lessons OFWs Learned With Coronavirus Health Crisis

Some lessons are learned in school, others are in real-life experience, sometimes in a hard way. For us overseas Filipino workers, the learning process begins long before we start our first day at work abroad, and uncover new discoveries...

15 OFW Family Bonding Activities During Coronavirus Crisis

Filipinos often find a sliver of hope amid the tragedy unfolding in our lives. We live in a country beset with natural disasters such as earthquakes or super typhoons, or man-made disasters like water shortage, energy crisis or traffic...

OWWA’s ‘Hatid-Sundo’ Program for Stranded OFWs Suspended Amid Further Lockdowns

With more lockdowns announced in other parts of the country due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac announced the momentary suspension of the Hatid-Sundo service in Luzon beginning March 30 until further notice. “This...

9 Ways to Improve NAIA / Manila International Airport

For us overseas Filipino workers, our airports in the Philippines are the last touchpoint we pass through before we fly to our overseas workplaces. They are also the first ones we'd embrace upon our return to our motherland. There...

4 Reasons Why Many OFWs Fail to Save Money

Contrary to many expectations that once a Filipino goes abroad and gets paid a salary higher than back home, many overseas Filipino workers go home and fail to save hard-earned money. Why is it so? In ideal situations, a Filipino...
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Filipino Nurse in the USA: Joanne Vilchez-Baysa

Hi everyone, my name is Joanne Vilchez Baysa, born in Zamboanga del Norte and working as a staff nurse...
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