TARLAC CITY, Philippines - The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) recently launched the first ever global summit and caravan for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families in a bid to identify the pressing needs of Filipinos working abroad.
Tagged as "Global Family Summit and Caravan 2012," the event sought to assist the national government in creating and developing policies that promote empowerment and establish a higher standard of protection for migrant workers and their families.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimaplis-Baldoz, in her keynote speech, said the DoLE has created various programs for the OFWs under the labor and employment plan for 2010-2016 since 11 of the 22-point agenda of the Aquino administration on labor and employment are catered for the OFWs. (Mark Anthony N. Manuel)
The Philippines is to upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being acquired to protect its territory, the military said Thursday. Navy spokesman Lieutenant-Commander Gregory Fabic said the military would build a 500-million-peso ($11.2 million) port at Ulugan Bay, the Philippine military base nearest to the Spratly Islands. President Benigno Aquino is set to visit the base on May 20 to launch the upgrading, Fabic added. In recent years, the …