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Philippines May Send more Workers to Iraq

By John Lee. The Philippine government is pursuing a new agreement with Iraq on the hiring of more Filipino workers, reports The Philippine Star. Philippine Labour Secretary, Rosalinda Baldoz (pictured), said the agreement could fully open the market for Filipino workers. The country has already lifted the ban on workers going to Iraq, but hiring […]

Philippines Lifts Iraqi Work Ban

By John Lee. The government of the Philippines has lifted its ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraq. Labour Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (pictured) said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) governing board has approved a resolution allowing the deployment of new workers to Iraq. “Under the resolution, the POEA will now […]

Philippine Firms Eye Iraqi Opportunities

Philippine companies are looking at opportunities for trade and investments in Iraq. Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. (pictured), President of the Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport), the umbrella organization of Philippine exporters, told Philippine Star: “Iraq has expressed interest in importing raw and finished products from the Philippines, including electronics, auto parts, polypropylene granules, furniture, processed foods, fresh […]

Filipinos can now Work in Iraq

By John Lee. Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can be deployed again to Iraq and Yemen. Philippines Labour Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) governing board has approved a resolution allowing deployment to the two Arab countries, reports Peninsula Qatar. (Source: Peninsula Qatar)

Philippines Lifts Ban on Overseas Workers in Kurdistan

The Philippine government has lifted the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Iraqi Kurdistan, according to ABS and AFP. In 2004 then-president Gloria Arroyo withdrew a contingent of Filipino police and soldiers assigned to the US-led coalition in Iraq after a Filipino truck driver was kidnapped and threatened with beheading. The […]

Philippines Considers Partial Lifting of Ban on Workers

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reportedly recommended the partial lifting of the ban on deployment of workers to Iraq. According to GMA News, DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez said the agency has proposed to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) that the ban be lifted for the Kurdistan region. The DFA has yet […]

Philippine Govt Bans Worker Deployment to Iraq

The government of the Philippines has reportedly re-imposed a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Iraq. According to the Philippine Star, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Cacdac said the agency’s governing board has approved a resolution halting the deployment to Iraq. “Until the security conditions have normalized, a total […]

Philipines Relaxes Iraq Work Ban

Xinhua reports that the Philippine government has decided to partially lift the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Afghanistan and Iraq. Rosalinda Baldoz, Department of Labor and Employment Secretary, said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Governing Board, which she also chairs, has issued a resolution for the partial lifting of the […]

Iraq Calls for Lifting of Philippine Travel Ban

Iraq's ambassador to the Philippines called on Tuesday for the Philippines to lift its travel ban to Iraq, saying Filipinos can benefit by taking part in the reconstruction of the war-damaged country. Ambassador Wadee Al-Batti was reacting to a recent reiteration by the Philippine government of a travel and workers' deployment ban to high-risk countries […]