The remittances sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) reached a record high of US$31.1 billion last year. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Philippines’ central bank, said the value of remittances was 5.3% higher than in 2016, SunStar reported. “The growth in overseas Filipinos’ remittances continued to provide support to the country’s economy as a major driver of domestic demand,” the BSP said.
The Kuwaiti and Philippine governments will sign a new agreement to ensure that Filipino domestic workers are protected and their rights respected in Kuwait. Renato Pedro Villa, the Philippine ambassador to Kuwait, said the two countries would have a meeting to discuss the situation of Filipinos working in Kuwait, Arab Times reported. Villa said the new agreement for domestic workers would ensure that their rights are protected and that they are prevented from any abuse or physical assault.
A new requirement by the United Arab Emirates that foreigners wishing to work in the country must submit a certificate of good conduct issued in their homelands when they apply for a work visa has been postponed for Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers. The UAE last month issued an order that foreigners coming to the country for the purpose of work must obtain a certificate of good conduct and behavior from their home countries. The order was effective on February 4 this year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".