January 30, 2015     Philippines
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OFWs & Migration


Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Neglected, OFWs call for Aquino’s ouster

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said that only P7.8 million ($174,000) of the P60-million legal assistance fund ($1.34 million) (LAF) available for 2012 was utilized.

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Fleeing poverty, migrant workers end up on death row

SPECIAL REPORT: In the Philippines, dollar remittances from migrants accounted for nearly a tenth of the $280-billion economy last year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Indonesia’s BNP2TKI said the overseas remittances by Indonesian migrant...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Not coming home | Many OFWs choose strife in Libya over joblessness, poverty in PH

“We cannot blame our kababayans if they would opt not to return to the Philippines because no jobs, livelihood and security for their families await them here. The government is also mainly accountable for placing our kababayans...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Life after escaping death

Rodelio “Dondon” Lanuza may have escaped death in Saudia Arabia, but ten months later, he continues to grapple with the challenges of life in the Philippines.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Grieving wife of beheaded OFW in Libya asks gov’t for speedy action

“Please bring my husband’s remains home. I want him home.” – Maribelle Esparez whose husband Antonio was beheaded in Libya

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Kin of stranded OFWs call for their repatriation, ban on Saudi company

Their salaries have been withheld, their electricity supply cut off, and they are being denied their end of service benefits.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Teacher-victims of recruitment agency file case of human trafficking

They were promised teaching jobs in the US and were made to pay thousands of dollars; some ended in the US without jobs and had to beg for food; most of them are here and are heavily...

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Abused Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong demands justice

Closely guarded by her employer, beaten up, insulted, and denied rest days for nine months, OFW Rowana Uychiat finally got the opportunity to report to the Hong Kong police the abuse that she had been enduring when...

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

What we should know about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

Common symptoms of the Mers-CoV, according to the WHO, include “acute, serious respiratory illness with fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Most patients have pneumonia. Many have also had gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea.”

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Family of killed OFW in Singapore clamor for justice

"We want no stone left unturned. If she really fell accidentally, we are willing to accept her fate. But we cannot just concede without a fight. If there was foul play, we want justice for my sister.”...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Dismissal of case vs govt official in sex-for-fly, an injustice — migrants group

“With the dismissal of the case, we are sending the wrong message to the entire world that they can now harass, rape and abuse Filipino women without being punished because our very own government officials accused of...

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