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But Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the measure will encourage and promote the 'export of Filipino manpower'
The Commission on Filipinos Overseas chooses the Rappler animated film best documentary on migration. Awarding ceremonies will be on December 17.
PRESS RELEASE: Original copies of the endorsed nominations and supporting documents must be submitted not later than July 31, 2020
Joanne Ramos's debut novel is disturbingly close to the reality of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)
The women are smuggled into Sabah and forced to work as waitresses, domestic workers or as bar girls. They eventually flee on a speedboat and are rescued by the police and Philippine Coast Guard near the border of Sandakan and Taganak.
Poland is looking for information technology, medicine, and construction sector workers
Commission on Filipinos Overseas Undersecretary Astravel Pimenetel-Naik says the Kuwaiti social media influencer should be included in the POEA's 'list of undesirable foreign employers'
While the murder of Joanna Demafelis rocked the Philippine community in Kuwait, many say they want to remain in the country
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Geraldine Lupian Betasola's husband and son are racing against time to see her
This alert level covers nearly 70 000 Filipinos in Guam and the Northern Marianas a group of islands that includes Saipan
Danica who became a sex worker at 12 years old recalls her ordeal and how she began a new life
In a world where Filipinos are everywhere where our diaspora has no boundaries it is time to take a liberal approach to Filipino citizenship
The Philippine president confers on them the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Kaanib ng Bayan Banaag and Pamana ng Pilipino awards
A documentary that takes an intimate look at the daily dramas of Filipino foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong premieres at Asia’s largest film festival
The new department is seen to ensure a unified fast and coherent approach in extending government services to Filipinos overseas and their families
A group of Filipino expats is using chocolates to express a different kind of affection: their love for the Philippines
December is the Month of Overseas Filipinos Do you know enough about our country s bagong bayani ?
Filipina Broadway star Lea Salonga will cast her vote for the Philippines next set of leaders in New York where she will play the lead in a Broadway musical
Just like AlDub’s split screen romance the love of Filipinos who live abroad for their family back home goes beyond the distance and online video calls
In fast paced cosmopolitan Singapore Filipinos get to compete with the best meet global standards learn diverse cultures and enjoy the food too
Economists say Singapore will likely continue tightening its immigration policy but the issue is subject to political economic and even emotional factors
While unemployment dropped to 6 8 the lowest it s been in decades the Philippines still ranks highest in unemployment in ASEAN
On appeal Dalquez’ death sentence stems from a murder conviction handed down by the Al Ain Court of First Instance last May 20
From January to May this year the Philippines deploys 55 961 domestic workers lower than the 70 034 in the same months in 2014
Total remittances from January April 2015 period reach 8 6B but a slight decline is still expected for the rest of the year
The two victims who were rescued at the Cebu airport say Malaysian national Panisilyam Santiago promised them legal documents upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur
We pray that Dalquez will be saved from the death penalty and we pin our hopes too on the steadfast assistance of the Department of Foreign Affairs says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz
The Department of Foreign Affairs DFA says the presence of [Filipino] domestic workers in household all over the world could be considered a liberating force
The mega recruiter can act as the employer of domestic workers instead of the households that employ them and as visa sponsors often oppress them
Lawyer Edre Olalia on Friday May 8 questions how the alleged traffickers of Filipino on death row Mary Jane Veloso can be considered indigents qualified for PAO representation
Public Attorney s Office PAO chief Acosta regards as trial by publicity the justice department s disclosure of details of an alleged confession by her client Maria Cristina Sergio
UPDATED Public Attorney s Office chief Persida Rueda Acosta who acts as Maria Cristina Sergio s counsel says any supposed confession made by Sergio is null and void
Some airport personnel also help illegal recruiters by providing them with their company IDs allowing the departing victims to enter the airport s restricted areas
UPDATED The justice department finds probable cause to indict Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao of illegal recruitment
Migrant workers rights advocate Susan Toots Ople explains that human trafficking almost always starts with illegal recruitment – the promise of overseas employment
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says 10 other alleged victims have surfaced against Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao
Human trafficking convictions increase under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III but the number of convictions remained low compared to the size of the problem
Illegal recruiters will only come in with the travel component And as we all know a plane ticket will not provide protection to an OFW
Licensed recruiters have to re infuse capital and get ahead of the game says POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac
Almost half of global remittances come from the USA which contributes 10 37 billion Saudi Arabia significantly lags behind with remittances of 2 52 billion
We did what we could We were not involved in the creation of the problem Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says
I had always imagined her as a typical blonde or red haired woman Not this To my surprise she also speaks Bahasa Indonesia The warden said she learned it during her 5 years in prison Mary Jane it turned out is the prison’s darling
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for her part says the National Bureau of Investigation is also trying to get the statements of the other victims
Before deciding on this the Philippines awaits the results of the case to be filed against Mary Jane Veloso s alleged illegal recruiter
She is reunited with her family briefly a day after she is spared from facing a firing squad
Which reality is closest to us? How many of us rely on an OFW s salary? How many of our loved ones face risks on a regular basis just to be able to provide for those back home?