Filipino expats

Philippines allows all citizens to return

Philippines allows all citizens to return

Filipino expats
Entry ban on foreigners effective from March 22 to April 21. The National Task Force (NTF) of the Philippines has announced that all citizens can enter the country. Previously, it had allowed only those classified as 'overseas Filipino workers' to return. The Philippines had announced the travel restrictions as authorities battle to contain a spike in coronavirus infections. However, the entry ban on foreigners will remain effective from March 22 to April 21. The date has been changed from the previous order of March 20 to April 19. The new memorandum for international travel said that the cap on international inbound passengers at 1,500 remains at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The UAE carriers had earlier announced reducing the flight capacity on Manila fli...
Philippine travel ban on India, Pakistan, UAE flyers

Philippine travel ban on India, Pakistan, UAE flyers

Filipino expats, UAE NEWS
Travel restrictions imposed on 30 plus countries. Travelers from the UAE and Hungary are temporarily barred from entering the Philippines to halt the spread of a more infectious variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), Malacañang announced on Friday, Philippines News Agency reported. The two countries are included in the updated list of countries with travel restrictions released by the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES), Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. The imposition of a travel ban on the two countries will take effect starting 12:01am (8.01pm UAE time) on January 17 until January 31. “Foreign passengers coming from or who have been to the UAE and Hungary within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines shall
Covid-19: Philippines approves emergency use of Russian vaccine as cases rise

Covid-19: Philippines approves emergency use of Russian vaccine as cases rise

Filipino expats
Sputnik V is the fourth vaccine to get emergency use authorisation in the country. The Philippines has approved Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday. The vaccine, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, is the fourth to get emergency use authorisation in the Southeast Asian nation as it battles a renewed surge in infections. “The known and potential benefits of the Gamaleya Sputnik V vaccine...outweigh the known and potential risks of said vaccine,” FDA chief Rolando Enrique Domingo told a news conference.   Content retrieved from: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/coronavirus-pandemic/covid-19-philippines-approves-emergency-use-of-russian-vaccine-as-cases-rise.
Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in Manila until end-March

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in Manila until end-March

Filipino expats
The curbs limit operations of businesses and public transport. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended partial coronavirus curbs in the capital until the end of March, as the country awaits the arrival of vaccines, the presidential spokesman said on Saturday. With southeast Asia’s second-highest tally of infections and deaths, the Philippines has suffered lengthy, strict lockdowns in Manila and provinces, hitting an economy that was among Asia’s fastest growing before the pandemic. Curbs will stay for another month in Manila, which accounts for 40% of national economic output, the spokesman, Harry Roque, said in a statement. Also under partial curbs are Duterte’s southern home city of Davao, and the northern city of Baguio. The curbs limit operations of businesses a
UAE gold scam: 4 fined Dh10 million each for duping 4,000 Filipinos

UAE gold scam: 4 fined Dh10 million each for duping 4,000 Filipinos

Filipino expats, UAE NEWS
Victims were lured into paying Dh2,000 each in the bogus investment scheme. Four Filipino expats in the UAE have been sentenced to five years in jail each after defrauding thousands of residents in a gold investment scam. They were also found guilty of money laundering and had been ordered to pay a fine of Dh10 million each. The defendants reportedly duped around 4,000 Filipinos in the UAE in what appeared to be a pyramid scam, according to records of the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court. Through advertisements and posts on their website and social media pages, they lured victims into ‘investing’ in their bogus gold business by paying a subscription fee of Dh2,000, investigations revealed. They were using a website under the banner of ‘Gold Empire Management’ (GEM). “They encoura
Covid UAE: Filipino expats caught off guard due to fresh travel restrictions

Covid UAE: Filipino expats caught off guard due to fresh travel restrictions

Filipino expats, UAE NEWS
Technically, Filipinos living in the UAE without an employment visa are not classified as OFWs. Earlier this week, the Philippines announced it would close its border to foreigners and restrict the number of Filipinos entering the country in its latest bid to contain a spike in coronavirus infections. While the new travel rules still allow overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to go home, several expats are now wondering if their dependents will be able to fly with them. Technically, Filipinos living in the UAE without an employment visa are not classified as OFWs. As of Press time, government authorities have yet to clarify the issue. Filipino expat Renato Alvero and his wife — who are set to travel home this April — are among those left confused. “We were caught off guard.
Covid-19: Philippines lifts travel ban on 30 countries, including UAE

Covid-19: Philippines lifts travel ban on 30 countries, including UAE

Filipino expats, UAE NEWS
Passengers will need to undergo RT-PCR testing on the sixth day of quarantine from the date of arrival. The Philippine government has lifted a ban on travellers from over 30 countries and regions effective Monday, February 1, allowing Filipino citizens and foreign nationals to enter, subject to conditions. As per the latest resolution released by the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF), passengers flying to the Philippines will be required to undergo RT-PCR testing on their 6th day of quarantine from the date of arrival. Apart from this, non-OFWs and foreign nationals will also need to show proof of a pre-booked accommodation for at least seven nights in an accredited quarantine hotel or facility. ‼️DFA ADVISORY‼️ Who are the foreign nationals allowed to enter the Philippines s
Moderna reaches supply deal with Philippines for 13m vaccine doses

Moderna reaches supply deal with Philippines for 13m vaccine doses

Filipino expats
The Philippines began campaign to inoculate 70 million of its 108 million people on March Moderna Inc said on Saturday it has agreed to supply the Philippines government with 13 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, with deliveries set to begin in mid-2021. The company will work with regulators to pursue necessary approvals before distribution, it said in a Press release. Moderna said it expected to reach a separate deal with the Philippines government and private sector to supply an additional 7 million doses. The deal will boost the supply of Covid-19 vaccines in the Philippines, which on March 1 began its campaign to inoculate 70 million of its 108 million people to achieve herd immunity and reopen an economy that in 2020 saw its worst contraction on record. The Philip...
UAE, Philippines lift ban on recruiting domestic workers

UAE, Philippines lift ban on recruiting domestic workers

Filipino expats, UAE NEWS
A new unified contract ensures the well-being of Filipino household service workers. The Philippines will resume the deployment of household service workers to the UAE starting March 31, it was announced on Tuesday. The decision was taken after delegations from the UAE and the Philippines have come to an agreement during a two-day committee meeting held in Manila from Monday to Tuesday. The UAE delegation was headed by Saif Ahmed Alsuwaidi, undersecretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (Mohre), while the Philippine representation was led by Labour Undersecretary Claro Arellano. Mohre confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday that domestic workers will be allowed to work in the country through authorised channels. Concluding a series of meetings held in the Phil...
Covid-19: Philippines to stop entry of foreigners, returning citizens as cases surge

Covid-19: Philippines to stop entry of foreigners, returning citizens as cases surge

Filipino expats, UAE NEWS
Foreign citizens, returning nationals who had not been working overseas not allowed to enter country from March 20 until April 19. The Philippines’ coronavirus task force said it will suspend the arrival of foreigners and some returning citizens as the Southeast Asian country battles a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases and increasing infections of new variants. Foreign citizens and returning nationals who had not been working overseas will not be able to enter the country from March 20 until April 19, the coronavirus task force said in a statement issued late on Tuesday. The exemptions to the rule include accredited officials of foreign governments, Filipino workers returning from overseas and cases that are considered to be an emergency. The Philippines’ Civil Aeronautics Boar