Promise 80: Improve OFW services in Philippine foreign posts
Transform Philippine embassies, consular offices and Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) into centers of care and service for overseas workers by assigning more foreign service officers to posts where there are many OFWs and train them in the needs of the communities they serve.
May 22, 2012: The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait was able to decrease the number of its wards from 262 in May 6, 2012, to 176 as of May 9, 2012 following the repatriation of 30 runaway female workers and endorsement of 55 more to the Immigration and Deportation Center for eventual travel to the Philippines. (Continue Reading)
May 10, 2012: Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday commended the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait for successfully negotiating with the Kuwait Immigration Office in settling the absconding cases of 55 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and thus facilitate their immediate repatriation to the Philippines. (Continue Reading)
April 4, 2012: Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz commended the Philippine Overseas labor Office (POLO) in Madrid for working closely with the Philippine Embassy in the delivery of essential consular services to the Filipinos communities in Spanish regions of Marbella, Torremolinos, and Benalmadena in the Province of Malaga, and in the adjoining towns of Sotogrande and Algecirs in the Province of Cadiz. (Continue Reading)
March 5, 2012: The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said 10 foreign service posts will be closed down this year, amid growing opposition from overseas Filipino communities. (Continue Reading)
November 15, 2010: The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Vancouver, Canada, in coordination with the Philippine Consulate General, has reached out and brought its services to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the far-flung Yukon area near the Alaskan border. (Continue Reading)