August 01, 2014     Philippines
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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...

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...

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...

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