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Filipino migrant farm workers, care workers join marches in cities across Canada

Jun 17, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Protest actions call for decent work, permanent resident status upon arrival, universal services, and an end to discrimination and displacement of migrant workers

PROTEST. Marisol Veridiano Bobadilla lost her status as a temporary foreign worker when she moved from Prince Edward Island to Ontario. A Filipino recruiter who charged her for '€œimmigration services'€ had promised her a job as a full-time care worker; she ended up as a mushroom picker without a work permit. Photo by Marites Sison

What #ASEAN2017 accomplished: How much do they matter?

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

From migrants' rights to a code of conduct, here’s what came out of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit

No air-con use for maids? Anger over Hong Kong politician's 'inhumane' suggestion

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Domestic workers in Hong Kong are mostly from Indonesia and the Philippines

CALLS FOR JUSTICE. Protesters outside an employment agency in Hong Kong on March 17, 2015, following the death of Indonesian maid Elis Kurniasih, 33, after a concrete slab fell on her while sleeping on the balcony of a guesthouse run by the agency. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Celebration and protest as Indonesian leader visits Hong Kong

Apr 30, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Demonstrators criticized Indonesian President Joko Widodo for failing to address working conditions and migrant rights

Refugee crisis will feature at G20 leaders summit – Turkey

Sep 06, 2015 - 7:34 AM

The crisis has split the 28 nation European Union

Migrants on their way to Austria who walked from a nearby refugee camp wait for a west-bound train at the railway station of Karolyhaza, 150 kms west of Budapest, Hungary, 05 September 2015. Photo by Csaba Kirizsan/EPA

Palace to OFWs: Vote wisely

Aug 29, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Malacañang makes the appeal as Migrante Partylist urges overseas Filipinos and their families to reject administration bets in 2016

More OFWs leaving PH under Aquino – Migrante

Aug 15, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The militant migrant organization counters President Benigno Aquino III s claims that more OFWs have returned home and found jobs during his term

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

Asian netizens call on Jokowi to #SaveMaryJane

Apr 26, 2015 - 6:00 PM

We appeal to our respective Heads of State and peoples to join the international clamor to save the life of Filipina Mary Jane Veloso

Filipina 'virtual slave' awarded $55k in Canada case

Apr 03, 2015 - 1:03 PM

She was isolated underfed and treated like she was sub human; all because she was a young Filipino mother who needed the job to take care of her own children

Jose Antonio Vargas: ‘I can now go back and see my mother’

Nov 21, 2014 - 4:24 PM

Vargas missed being covered by the DACA immigration relief when it was adopted in 2012 because it provided a cut off age of 30 years old for immigrant youth to qualify He was 31 years old then

File picture taken on July 11, 2011 shows former Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jose Antonio Vargas at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Migrant workers: Undocumented, unprotected

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:57 PM

If the State turns a blind eye to migrant workers what message are we sending to the rest of the world?

HK Labor Department probes abuse of Filipino migrant worker

May 17, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Uychiat s case reinforces the claim that slavery of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong is the rule rather than the exception