February 28, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, February 28th, 2015

OFWs in HK commemorate Edsa 1

MANILA – Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)Hong Kong and Macau chapters led overseas Filipino workers in a protest action on Feb. 25, the 29th anniversary of People Power I. The group trooped to the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, where they called for the resignation of President Benigno S. Aquino III for what they said

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

‘Foul play’ suspected in OFW’s death in Saudi

“They are obviously hiding something. The family has strong reason to believe that Masubay did not commit suicide.”

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

OFWs in Riyadh give free vaccinations vs spread of MERs-Corona Virus

OFWs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia join the fight -- against MERs-Cov.

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

39 OFWs in Saudi complain abuse, seek repatriation

“The OFWs contribute so much to the country’s economy. They call us the modern-day heroes, but they treat us this way. Is this how you treat heroes? POLO-OWWA has the funds, yet they are taking a long...

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...

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