April 18, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Gov’t urged to provide medical assistance to OFWs in Middle East

“It is not enough for the Philippine government to just warn OFWs of the virus. They have to be more pro-active and deploy medical personnel to attend to the needs of our OFWs, especially those stranded and lacking medical assistance and facilities in shelters and detention centers.” – Garry Martinez, Migrante International

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

SC urged to issue TRO vs Philhealth premium rate hike

“The hike in Philhealth contributions came at a very opportune time when the Commission on Audit reported that in 2012, Philhealth issued some P1.5 billion in bonuses and allowances to its top officials and employees.”

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Put up a consulate in Alberta Canada, Filipino migrants ask gov’t

“Unlucky Filipinos who couldn’t get a time slot in the Philippine embassy’s outreach services have to go to Vancouver to simply renew their passports—a process that could cost up to $700 in airfare and accommodations, plus the...

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Gov’t urged to act on cases of trafficked Filipino workers in Malaysia

“The growing number of undocumented OFWs worldwide is indicative of the ongoing crisis of forced migration and the systemic economic crisis in the country.” – Migrante International

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Justice for abused Indonesian domestic worker in Hong Kong – migrants’ group

“The Philippines has its own share of such crimes against domestic workers.” – Migrante International

Friday, January 17th, 2014

‘The gov’t to hire foreign workers due to shortage? Are you on drugs? ‘- Migrante

"Last year, the government deployed two million OFWs and professionals abroad, the biggest in history. So again, how can the DOLE stomach this absurdity?"  

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

3 issues confronted by OFWs in 2013

2013 was no different for OFWs as they continue to face government neglect. But the year also showed what OFWs could accomplish through their concerted action.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Aquino urged anew to save OFW Zapanta

Migrante Middle East and North Africa suggests that the Philippine government seeks the intervention of the Saudi Reconciliation Committee to appeal to the victim’s family to issue a conditional waiver on Zapanta’s execution until the payment of...

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Filipinos affected by Saudi crackdown brace for the worst

“The Aquino government had been too busy defending its Disbursement Acceleration Program and trillions of its presidential pork while allocating a paltry P50 million ($1.15 million) repatriation fund in the 2014 budget and a P2 billion ($46...

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Migrants’ group in Canada calls for better protection for migrant workers

“Migrant workers are particularly vulnerable as they are easily intimidated because of their unfamiliarity with the local place and culture.” Migrante-Alberta

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Stranded OFW dies in Tent City

Louie Bedaho Belista, 36, who died due to a severe asthma attack, was the sixth person to die at the Tent City in Jeddah.

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