April 18, 2014     Philippines
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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, 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?"  

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

More OFWs to join Zero Remittance Day vs ‘pork’

OFWs are angry over the continuing corruption, slow prosecution of culprits, and Aquino’s special treatment of Janet Lim-Napoles, while Filipino migrant workers are deprived of basic support and services to protect their well-being and human rights. –...

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Is there truth in the gov’ts claim that GDP growth is resulting in reverse migration of OFWs?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis The Aquino government was beaming with pride when it announced that the country had a high – by Philippine standards – year-on-year GDP growth rate of 7.8 percent during the first quarter of...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

OFW kin join workers on Labor Day, call on gov’t to stop labor migration policy

“How can the Aquino administration have the gall to assert that the Philippines is a ‘tiger economy’ when we continue to drive workers out of the country because of joblessness, low wages, lack of basic social services...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Migrants group urges Aquino to act with urgency on stranded OFWs

“We fear that if the Philippine government fails to act quickly in assisting and repatriating our OFWs, they will be subjected to harsher and more stringent crackdowns and human rights violations by Saudi authorities.” – Migrante

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

OFW jumps from building in Taiwan to escape rape, murder attempt

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Eden Abarientos is not the first OFW who...

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Overseas Filipinos worldwide join People’s SONA

Overseas Filipinos around the world launched simultaneous protest activities to participate in the People’s SONA (State of the Nation Address). Migrante International chapters in different parts of the world led members, other migrant organizations and Filipino communities...

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

180 Filipino workers in Saudi to hold hunger strike

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO and ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL “The OFWs, joined...

Friday, July 20th, 2012

‘Migrante’ portrays dreams, harrowing tales of OFWs

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A few years ago, renowned director Joel Lamangan and Palanca-awardee scriptwriter Bonifacio Ilagan teamed up with Ricky Lee to film the Flor Contemplacion Story, a movie based on the...

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Seafarers press for reforms, to join anti-Aquino SONA protests

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Seafarers are joining the nationally-coordinated protests against the Benigno Aquino III presidency on June 23 as Aquino delivers his third state of the nation address (SONA) on the said...

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