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Palace: Cabinet OKs ID system for OFWs 'with conditions'

The Duterte Cabinet has approved the creation of an identification card system for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), a Malacañang spokesman said Tuesday.

"The Cabinet has approved with conditions the iDOLE - OFW Identification Card System," presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said following the 12th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang. He did not elaborate.

According to Abella, an OFW ID card allows bearer to easily transact with government and private agencies and access their government records.

The ID card will also serve as a debit card and an ATM card for OFW banks as well as a Beep card for the LRT and MRT.

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AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






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