Wednesday, January 20, 2021

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

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PRRD Hails Saudi Removal Of Restrictions On Foreign Laborers

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Spotlight

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

World Vision And KOICA Help Over 13500 Families Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic In Marawi

Around 13,500 families in Marawi City received assistance as part of World Vision and KOICA’s health response.

World Vision Alarmed By Students Selling Sensual Photos Online To Support Their Education

Here are some agencies where you can report incidents of child abuse and sexual exploitation:

Make This A Year For Reinvention With Globe And Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G And S21 Ultra 5G

This is it! The new Samsung Galaxy S21 comes in 5G with Globe!

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday welcomed the decision of Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions tying migrant workers to their employers.

Saudi Arabia earlier launched the Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) to benefit around a third of Saudi Arabia’s total population or approximately 10 million foreign workers in the kingdom.

In a statement from the Office of the President, Duterte described the initiative as “a major labor reform program” that will benefit migrant workers, including almost 800,000 Filipinos.

The LRI, which is slated to come into effect on March 14, 2021, makes three changes to Saudi Arabia’s labor laws.

Under the LRI, foreign workers will be allowed to transfer to another employer without the current employer’s consent upon contract expiration.

The LRI will also allow foreign workers to travel outside the Kingdom without their employer’s approval and allow them to leave the Kingdom without their employer’s consent upon contract expiration.

Duterte recognized the LRI as “a significant step towards addressing concerns over the traditional sponsorship regime that exists in most parts of the Middle East”.

He congratulated His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, for the landmark initiative.

Duterte likewise renewed his commitment to continue working closely with His Majesty the King to further strengthen cooperation in fields of mutual interest, including the promotion of the rights and welfare of Filipinos in the Kingdom.

He earlier expressed the same commitment in his meeting with His Majesty the King during his state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2017.

Duterte also assured that the Philippines remains committed to the advancement of migrant workers’ rights and welfare.

He said the country will continue to strongly advocate for and work with all partners for the immediate fulfillment of the objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM).

Under Saudi Arabia’s current labor system, workers had little power to escape abuse because their employers controlled their exit from the country and their ability to change jobs.

These reforms are part of “Vision 2030” spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to make the kingdom more attractive to foreign investors, expand the private sector, and diversify the kingdom’s oil-dependent economy. (PNA)

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Spotlight

102-Year-Old School In Sorsogon Gets New SM School Building

The newly built two-story SM School building is now ready to cater students from Basud Elementary School in Sorsogon City!

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Around 13,500 families in Marawi City received assistance as part of World Vision and KOICA’s health response.

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Here are some agencies where you can report incidents of child abuse and sexual exploitation:

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