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)
Philippine President Benigno Aquino is to seek more aid when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week, more than a month after a monster typhoon killed thousands and left millions homeless. Aquino and Abe are expected to witness the signing of "exchanges of notes", including a post-disaster standby loan worth about 10 billion yen ($100 million), foreign office spokesman Raul Hernandez said Monday. "During the meeting the two leaders will discuss cooperation on disaster …