Sec. Bello: 72 More Saudi OFWs’ Remains To Arrive Home Aug. 28

Sec. Bello: 72 More Saudi OFWs’ Remains To Arrive Home Aug. 28


SM Scholarship Program Receives Support From SM EDD

SM Foundation’s College Scholarship Program continues its mission to support economically challenged but deserving students by providing them access to quality education!

Save The Children Trains Teachers, Parents To Protect Children From Online Sexual Abuse

How can parents keep their children safe from online predators? Here are some simple tips:

SM Foundation Opens Scholarship Online Application For SY 2021-2022

Want to be an SM Foundation scholar? Here’s what you need to know!

Synergeia Seeks The Best Education-Focused LGUs As Pandemic Reshapes Learning

Which city / municipality excelled in providing good education to its constituents even amidst the pandemic?

The fourth batch of the remains of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is set to be flown back home on Friday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday.

In a statement, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said a chartered flight of the Philippine Airlines will arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 9:40 a.m. on August 28, carrying 72 bodies of OFWs.

Out of this number, 62 succumbed to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) while 10 died of other causes.

He added that the OFWs are covered by the repatriation program of the labor department through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) in the Arab country.

Bello said of the 72 remains, 40 are from Al Khobar, 17 from Jeddah, and 15 from Riyadh. This brings to 264 the total repatriated human remains of OFWs from Saudi Arabia.

“The first three batches involving the remains of 192 migrant workers were brought home by the government in separate occasions last month,” the DOLE chief said in a statement.

They were welcomed by key officials of state agencies in recognition of their heroism and valuable contribution to the national economy, he added.

“The same respect will be accorded to the arriving OFWs who lost their lives in the KSA in pursuit of a better future for their families and motherland,” Bello said.

He added that top government officials will be on hand in welcoming home the bodies of the country’s modern-day heroes on Friday.

“We are ready for their arrival. We will continue to bring home our heroes whatever it takes,” he added. (PNA)

Biliran Town Allots PHP20-M For Covid-19 Jabs

Hindi rin nagpahuli ang Biliran sa paglalaan ng pondo para sa Covid-19 vaccine.

PH Red Cross Holds Pilot Saliva Covid-19 Testing

Sa halagang 2K at tatlong oras na paghihintay makukuha na agad ang Covid test result kapag saliva RT-PCR test ang gagamitin.

Gov’t Assures Equitable Vaccine Distribution

"We are doing everything with integrity and honesty..," Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr said the government, alongside LGUs and private sectors are working together for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines

PH Covid-19 Recoveries Now 459,252

Recovery patients hop to 746 adding a total of 459,252, DOH reports Thursday.

Zamboanga City Eyes To Vaccinate 70% Of Population

Tinututukan ng Zamboanga city ang pagpapabakuna sa mahigit 70% nitong populasyon kabilang ang mga health workers at matatanda sa priority list.

SB19 Joins Lazada PH As New Brand Ambassadors As Part Of Latest #NasaLazadaYan! Campaign

Pinoy boy band SB19 is Lazada PH's new brand ambassador!

Essential Workers Like Riders, Construction Workers Must Be Included In Govt’s Plan

Aside from health workers, police, military, and the elderly, who among others do you think Sen Joel Villanueva wants to include in the government's priority list to receive the free vaccine?

MMDA Welcomes New Chairman

The former Mandaluyong city Mayor Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, Jr. takes over the position of the late Danilo Lim as MMDA's new chairman.

Sinas Eyes More Random Drug Tests For PNPA Cadets, Personnel

Sinas pinaigting pa ang pagsasagawa ng random drug test sa mga cadets at empleyado ng PNPA upang tuluyan ng masugpo ang paggamit ng iligal na droga sa bansa.

QC Allots 7-Hectare Lot For DAR Urban Farming Project

"Buhay sa Gulay" project to encourage citizens in QC to level up urban farming.