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Asbestos use in construction a labor hazard

HANOI, (PNA/VNS) — The use of asbestos in construction should be stopped as it poses serious health risks to workers, said experts at a conference in Hanoi yesterday. The conference,…

500,000 OFWs to benefit POEA on-line transactions — Baldoz

MANILA, (PNA) — The usual long queue of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) counters waiting for the processing of their overseas employment certificates will…

25 distressed OFWs return home from Riyadh

MANILA, (PNA) — Twenty-five distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrived home late Thursday night after they availed of the government’ repatriation program. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) desk at…

Saudi Arabia reports another death from new coronavirus infection: WHO

GENEVA, (PNA/Xinhua) — Saudi Arabia has reported an additional death from confirmed infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. WHO said in…

Palace vows assistance for maltreated Saudi OFWs in filing charges

MANILA, (PNA) — Malacañang on Tuesday assured undocumented overseas Filipino workers allegedly maltreated in Saudi Arabia that they would be assisted in possible filing of charges. “Kung may sapat na…

Government to assist Filipinos abused in Saudi Arabia

MANILA, (PNA) — The government is prepared to support Filipinos seek justice after some were reportedly abused and humiliated in the ongoing crackdown on illegal immigrants in Saudi Arabia, Malacanang…

Palace hopes HK govt. plan to revoke visa-free entry for Filipinos won’t strain further PHL-HK relations

MANILA, (PNA) — The Palace remains confident that the Hong Kong government’s plan to revoke the visa-free entry for Filipinos would not further strain the relations between the two nations….

10,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers return on Saudi amnesty

COLOMBO, (PNA/Xinhua) — As many as 10,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers have returned home on an amnesty provided by the Saudi Arabian government while efforts are being made to bring…

1st LD: Egypt court suspends Morsi trial over defendants’ chants: State TV

CAIRO, (PNA/Xinhua) –A Cairo court on Monday suspended the trial of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi after the Muslim Brotherhood defendants in the cage chanted against the army for the…

22 distressed OFWs arrive home from Riyadh

NILA, (PNA) — A total of 22 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrived Wednesday in the country from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after they availed of the government’s repatriation…

Survivor of Nigeria plane crash loses toes, fingers to infection

ABUJA, (PNA/Xinhua) — A survivor of the Oct. 3 plane crash in Nigeria’s Lagos State has lost all 10 toes and five fingers on her left hand to a gangrene…

Singapore Q3 private property prices up 0.4 pct

SINGAPORE, (PNA/Xinhua) — Singapore’s private home prices rose by 0.4 percent during the third quarter, easing from the quarterly rise of 1.0 percent in the second quarter and unchanged from…

Russia’s migrants may have their own ombudsman soon

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — A special position of Russia’s ombudsman for the rights of migrants may be introduced next week, when the presidential council for inter-ethnic relations meets in session in…

Russia’s unemployment rate goes up in September versus August – Stats

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — Russia’s unemployment rate went up to 5.3 percent in September as compared to 5.2 percent in the preceding month, the Russian State Statistics Service says. According to…

British Gas mull gas price hike

LONDON, (PNA/Xinhua) — British Gas, the biggest energy supplier in the United Kingdom, said it plans to raise the energy price by an average of 9.2 percent from next month,…