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Ikon Recognizes Loreto Mijares for His Heroic Act

Date Posted: 06/7/2018

“Bayanihan” (pronounced as buy-un-nee-hun) is a Filipino concept started in a town or community which refers to a spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve one goal. It... Read More

Celebrating Women’s Month for OFWs in Macau

Date Posted: 05/16/2018

In celebration of Women’s Month in March, POLO Macau, the Philippine Consulate General and the Filcom in Macau honoured Filipino OFW women working in Macau. This year’s event was themed... Read More

Privacy Policy

Date Posted: 04/23/2018

Ikon is committed to ensuring compliance with the international standards set for data protection and safeguarding the fundamental human right of every individual to privacy. This privacy policy outlines how... Read More

DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

Date Posted: 01/20/2018

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered on Friday the immediate suspension of the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait.... Read More

Overseas Filipino Bank launched

Date Posted: 01/19/2018

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte led Thursday’s launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank, which aims to cater to the needs of the millions of overseas Filipino workers. “I’m happy... Read More

Over a million OFWs deployed in 2017 — DOLE

Date Posted: 12/27/2017

MANILA, Philippines — Over a million Filipinos left the country to seek employment abroad while thousands returned home for various reasons in the first nine months of this year, the... Read More

OFW bank to open January 20 next year –Bello

Date Posted: 12/20/2017

After more than a decade, the Philippine Postal Savings Bank (PPSB) will complete its transition into the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB) on January 20, 2018. “More than one month from... Read More

POEA resumes OEC processing for Filipino workers

Date Posted: 12/5/2017

MANILA, Philippines – Outgoing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may now apply for an overseas employment certificate (OEC) as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) lifted the suspension of its... Read More

DOLE suspends processing of OFW overseas employment certificates

Date Posted: 11/11/2017

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday suspended the processing of Overseas Employment Certificate applications following “persistent reports” of illegal recruitment of overseas... Read More

Gov’t to issue passports with 10-year validity starting January 2018

Date Posted: 10/26/2017

MANILA – Filipinos may begin applying for passports with 10-year validity beginning January 1, 2018. This, after the Department of Foreign Affairs released Thursday the implementing rules and regulation of... Read More

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