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Migrant life in Qatar

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Far from home, Filipino workers share stories of delayed wages, maltreatment, and challenges they face under the kafala system in Qatar. Yet they persist – seeking opportunities for a better future and a better life.

Imprisoned: Raising my baby behind bars

Oct 23, 2017 - 10:00 PM

In much of the Gulf countries like Qatar, pregnancy out of wedlock is a crime punishable by imprisonment

The boyfriend system

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:28 PM

Zina laws treat sex out of marriage and pregnancy out of wedlock as crimes punishable by imprisonment. But without means to seek legal recourse, it is mostly low-skilled migrant woman who face charges.

The workers watch Qatari families enjoying themselves on a Friday. Photo my OM

Qatar OFWs not rattled by diplomatic crisis

Jun 13, 2017 - 5:09 PM

But Ressie Fos who chairs the United Filipino Organizations in Qatar expressed fears that prices of basic goods and commodities might shoot up

Unpaid wages leave Filipino workers stranded in Qatar

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM

For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough

The workers check the documents to be sent to court. They haven't been paid since January 2017. They stopped working and filed the case expecting the company to pay their salary and the tickets back home. Doha, Qatar - May 21, 2017.

FAST FACTS: How big is the Filipino community in Qatar?

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Filipinos are the fourth biggest group of foreign workers in Qatar

Qatar grants clemency to 10 Filipinos

Jan 08, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Philippine embassy officials in Doha are processing the repatriation of the OFWs in coordination with Qatar authorities

CLEMENCY. Qatar Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, grants clemency to prisoners, including 10 Filipinos, on the occasion of Qatar National Day on December 18, 2015. File photo by Ali Haider/EPA