Senate Bill No. 1782, 18th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT EXEMPTING MIGRANT WORKERS FROM THE PAYMENT OF PREMIUM CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORPORATION, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11223 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE ACT,' AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
EXEMPTING MIGRANT WORKERS FROM THE PAYMENT OF PREMIUM CONTRIBUTIONS TO PHILHEALTH
Date filed
August 20, 2020

Senate Bill No. 1848, 18th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, RATIONALIZING THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RELATED TO OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT AND MIGRATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 2020
Date filed
September 23, 2020

Senate Bill No. 2110, 18th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, DEFINING ITS MANDATES, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, RATIONALIZING THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RELATED TO OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT AND MIGRATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT
Date filed
March 24, 2021

Senate Bill No. 2234, 18th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, RATIONALIZING THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RELATED TO OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT AND MIGRATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
DEPARTMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS
Date filed
May 25, 2021

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 202, 18th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE SENATE CONDEMNING THE PROLIFERATION OF ON-LINE SLAVE MARKET APPS IN THE GULF ENSLAVING FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKERS INCLUDING FILIPINOS AND CALLING FOR AN ENTIRE GOVERNMENT APPROACH HEADED BY THE DFA AND THE DOLE FOR A FAST AND RESOLUTE ACTION TO STOP AND PREVENT FILIPINO DOMESTIC WORKERS FROM BECOMING MODER-DAY SLAVES IN THE MIDDLE EAST REINFORCING AND STRENGTHENING THE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS CAMPAIGN OF OUR OFWS ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT DO NOT FOLLOW RULES MEANT TO PROTECT THEM

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 234, 18th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT, AND COMMITTEE ON BANKS, FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES, AND CURRENCIES, AND OTHER APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEES TO INQUIRE AND REVIEW, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE EXTENSION OF CREDIT TO OVERSEAS FILIPINOS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS, INCLUDING THE OPERATIONS OF THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO BANK

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 286, 18th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE GOVERNMENT’S MIGRATION POLICIES ON PROMOTING THE WELFARE AND RIGHTS OF FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS AMIDST THE INCREASING INCIDENCE OF ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS AND ESCALATING SECURITY TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 426, 18th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE REPORTED ISSUES AND DELAYS IN THE RELEASE OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) FROM DESIGNATED QUARANTINE FACILITIES AS PART OF THE ONGOING PROGRAM OF THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT SEEKING TO REPATRIATE AND REUNITE THEM WITH THEIR FAMILIES AMIDST THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC DOWNTURN AND LABOR CONTRACTIONS BROUGH UPON BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 627, 18th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE ALARMING REPORTS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, ABUSE, RAPE, AND IMPRISONMENT INVOLVING OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, INCLUDING THE ALLEGATIONS OF MISTREATMENT OF THE SAID VICTIMS BY THE PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN DAMASCUS, SYRIA AND ITS FAILURE TO IMMEDIATELY EFFECT THEIR REPATRIATION THEREBY CAUSING FURTHER DISTRESS AND HARDSHIP TO THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

House Bill No. 8325, 19th Congress

Full Title of Bill
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS HOSPITAL AS A LEVEL III HOSPITAL UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Short Title
OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS HOSPITAL ACT
Congress Author
Date filed
May 23, 2023

Senate Bill No. 202, 18th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, RATIONALIZING THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RELATED TO MIGRATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
DEPARTMENT OF OFW ACT OF 2019
Date filed
July 2, 2019

Senate Bill No. 230, 18th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT EXPANDING THE USE OF THE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FUND, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995', AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
EXPANDING THE USE OF THE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FUND
Date filed
July 4, 2019

Senate Bill No. 438, 18th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT PROTECTING THE REMITTANCES OR MONEY TRANSFERS OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) BY REQUIRING THE DISCLOSURE OF FINANCE CHARGES AND OTHER FEES IN CONNECTION WITH MONEY TRANSFER, COMPELLING STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THEIR TRANSFER, PENALIZING VIOLATIONS THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
REMITTANCE ACT OF 2019
Date filed
July 15, 2019