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BOC eases rules on duty and tax-free balikbayan boxes

MANILA CITY – The Bureau of Customs eases the guidelines in availing the duty and tax-free privilege of consolidated balikbayan boxes, this after the previous rules were met with criticisms from the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) community for the tedious requirements in availing the P150,000.00 duty and tax exemption privilege. Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. […]

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EDITORIAL: OFW Total Deployment Ban Sadiay Kuwait

PAGIMBAGAN ngata wenno pagdaksan dagiti umili ti addang ti gobierno ti naan-anay a panangipawil ti panagpatulod wenno total deployment ban dagiti Overseas Filipino Workers sadiay Kuwait? Daytoy a saludsod ti mamagsisina manen iti kananakem ken karirikna dagiti Pilipino kalpasan nga immandar ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ken ni Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello […]

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Loom weaving endures as source of livelihood for a housewife in La Union

BANGAR, La Union – There might be some challenges that arise on the art of weaving which are brought by modernization and technology but the loom weaving industry endures as it is still the source of livelihood in La Union. For Tita Dacio Nogueras, 63, of Barangay Central West 2, Bangar, La Union, the traditional […]

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A policy brief on migrant desks in local government units (Last of three parts)

 Missing ‘migrant desks’? There are reasons why many local governments have no migrant desks. For one, even with RA 8759, not many LGUs have a PESO (Dominador Aquino, key informant interviewee). The only way a local government unit can set up its own migrant desk is to set up a PESO1. The nationwide Bureau of […]

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A policy brief on migrant desks in local government units (Second of three parts)

RA 8759, or the PESO Act of 1999, also conducts information-related activities against illegal recruitment. The law also mandated the PESO to assist returning overseas workers (like the recent repatriated workers from Libya) in their reintegration into their hometowns. Here comes a recent law, RA 10022 (that amended RA 8042 or the Migrant Workers and […]

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A policy brief on migrant desks in local government units (First of three parts)

The Institute’s policy briefs are conversational, evidence-based policy prescriptions on identified migration-and-development issues in the Philippines. The author, a policy analyst of the Institute, is a graduating Political Science student (2012) of the University of Santo Tomas. WHAT’s with a desk? If that desk is intended to serve lots of people, such as a locality’s […]

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