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Rappler's latest stories on labor export


Ople: With current conditions in PH, 'labor migration here to stay'

Apr 22, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The senatorial candidate says 45 000 Filipinos leave the country every day She is proposing a comprehensive government review of the country’s overseas employment program

OFW ADVOCATE. Senatorial candidate Susan Ople will push for la ws that would benefit OFWs if elected senator. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Mary Jane Veloso and the female victims of 'labor export'

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Mary Jane s case is an example of the miserable conditions of women and female migrants says leader of a women s group

VELOSO'S MOTHER. Celia Veloso, Mary Jane Veloso's mother, tells a group of protesters about her daughter's sufferings. All photos by Bea Orante/Rappler

Time to rethink our OFW policy in Middle East

Jan 19, 2016 - 9:41 AM

From an employment and security perspective the economic slump in the Persian Gulf isn’t the best news for the Philippines’ labor export policy

epa04696754 Filipino worker Aileen Tatualla (R), who just returned home from strife-torn Yemen, hugs her son, Prinz Leenbert (L), upon arrival at Manila's international airport, Philippines, 09 April 2015. Some 68 Filipino workers returned home after escaping from Yemeni's conflict. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

OFW advocate Susan Ople seeks senatorial seat

Oct 16, 2015 - 9:50 AM

This will be the first OFW driven national campaign Ople says

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Domesticating public space: Pinoys in Hong Kong Central

Sep 13, 2015 - 2:09 PM

It’s a sort of spatial network that forms a pop up little Philippines in the heart of Hong Kong a Filipino community that exists only on Sundays

BEARING THE WEIGHT. Filipino domestic workers gathered beaneath the towering HSBC Headquarters. Most of them are supporting their respective families in the Philippines.

'Next president should have jobs roadmap' – OFW advocate

Aug 15, 2015 - 11:02 AM

OFW advocate Susan Ople wants the next administration to create a separate department devoted to OFWs among others

JOB FAIR. A total of 96 local and foreign employers participate in the event organized by DOLE-NCR. Photo from PIA-NCR Facebook page

#IGiveADayOff: Yayas and moms in Singapore

May 11, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Singaporean mothers face a painful trade off – that between earning a living and spending time with their children Their Filipina maids suffer worse

Mary Jane’s sons to Jokowi: ‘Release our innocent mom’

Apr 18, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Despite the rejection by the Indonesian court of their mother s appeal Mark Daniel and Mark Darrell remain optimistic their mother will come home soon

SAVE MY FUTURE. Mark Darrell holds up a statement calling for the release of her mother, Mary Jane. All photos by Raisa Serafica

Oil for labor?

May 04, 2013 - 1:56 PM

Instead of focusing on accumulating labor export remittances the government can consider deploying Filipino workers in exchange for needed resources