July 04, 2015     Philippines
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Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Filipina spared from death row in Kuwait returns home

“All our efforts have not been in vain, and we attribute this victory mainly to their fighting spirit and the collective efforts of friends, supporters and advocates.”

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

DFA official apologizes for ‘shortcomings’ in Mary Jane’s case

“This is not just about Mary Jane. We do not want other families to go through the same ordeal. It is painful to be in an island, waiting for my sister’s remains.” - Maritess Veloso-Laurente

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

20 years after Flor Contemplacion, Filipino migrants suffer same exploitative conditions

“Junk the labor export policy. Noynoy, resign.You should leave now. This is what I want and what everyone wants.”- Nora Aunor

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Ensure safety of abducted OFWs in Libya, gov’t told

"It is now time for accountability, the injustice done to them is the Aquino government’s fault."

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, 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.

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.”

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...

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