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'[The Anti-Terror Law] does not provide safeguards for innocent persons seeking asylum in the Philippines to not be wrongfully classified as terrorists'
'I was at sea for a long time. I didn't warn the family, who must think I'm dead,' says Said, a 35-year-old Egyptian on the verge of tears
Two of the country's 3 family detention centers have confirmed cases of the infection, district judge Dolly Gee says in her ruling on June 26
Migrant workers were left exceptionally exposed to the virus and the economic shutdown it triggered, says the United Nations' International Labour Organization
The new government policy aims to bring back over 200,000 people with valid UAE resident visas
The exemption is to take effect at 11:59 pm Monday (0359 GMT Tuesday) and applies to non-Canadian spouses, children, parents, or guardians of Canadian citizens or permanent residents
'I often feel like I have no right to attest to being part of a minority since I haven't endured the hardships that others have. There are probably a lot of mixed children like me out there who feel this way.'
'If you are someone who has judged people based on the color of their skin, their accent, or their origins – you are not so far away from the cops who murdered George Floyd'
This short film features phone voice recordings of people sharing their thoughts on a locked-down world
'It was upsetting to see photos of nurses in head-to-toe level 4 PPE watching over patients in non-air conditioned tents and think about their P10,000 monthly salary (even lower in private hospitals) and 12-hour shifts'
Malacañang responds to a labor group that condemned the government for its 'garbage-like treatment' of migrant Filipino workers
26 other suspects are arrested in Paris and Belgium for the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants
A 32-year-old Filipino worker on a ship called Scarlet Lady, the only cruise ship owned by Virgin Voyages, died of 'apparent self-harm,' says the US Coast Guard
The arrests target the ring of smugglers suspected of organizing the migrants' journey
Her death comes days after a rights group complained about the shelter she was in
Channel crossing attempts have increased since the end of 2018, despite the danger of heavy maritime traffic, strong currents and low water temperatures
Among the Filipino victims are 3 nurses, two engineers, a community volunteer, and a high school official
'During an emergency in a remote area of Kenya, cash transfers were used as an option for delivering aid. This was made possible through the help of community volunteers who conducted household assessments.'
Those benefitting from the new scheme will have to prove that they have experience working in the agricultural or domestic sectors
'Military enlistment is not best done at the brink of a war, and neither is the massive employment of nurses during a pandemic'
'When they were drafting the law, did they even bother to ask OFWs around the world if they agreed to this obligation?'
‘Magkakaroon ho tayo ng problema if you resist because then as a worker of government, it falls upon my shoulders to see to it that everything is done fair,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte says he will ask Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and other officials to explore this option during the pandemic
What are the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on Filipino overseas workers? The author places seafarers and nurses in the spotlight.
Around 52,000 staff are Asian nationals, according to the parliamentary figures
Migrant, undocumented workers seek income support from the Canadian government during the coronavirus pandemic
While President Rodrigo Duterte made the appeal, it is not clear if he approved an Inter-Agency Task Force resolution to allow health workers with existing contracts to leave the country
'I was COVID-19 positive. I was not prepared to hear those words; I was in denial.... Holding back tears, I listened carefully to the doctor explaining what I should and should not do.'
Many Filipinos are laid off after all non-essential businesses closed down as part of efforts to stem the pandemic
Officials say the camp in Malakasa, located northeast of Athens, had been placed under 'full sanitary isolation' for 14 days, with no one allowed to enter or leave
One of the victims had just sent her family in Ilocos Norte money for food hours before her death, her sister says
Some laborers in Saudi Arabia, home to 10 million expat workers, complain that they are required by bosses to work while Saudis are permitted paid quarantine leave
Temperatures in Tete currently hover around 34 degrees Celsius
'It almost feels like having to go through the crisis two-fold, because I’m gathering and processing information about the situation in the Philippines and the UK simultaneously'
'If you have OFW friends and family who are having a hard time understanding the situation, please do check on them by sending a message or calling'
To avoid deportation, visit visa holders need to do 'visa runs,' where they exit the UAE to have their visas renewed or changed to employment status
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he opened the gates in order to pressure Europe into providing greater assistance with the Syrian conflict
The clashes came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issues a fresh call to Europe to support the country with a new influx of migrants that have amassed along the Greek border
While the upcoming summer Olympics is a big door Japan is opening to the world, it doesn’t do as much for the entry of foreign labor onto its shores
'We will continue working to permanently end this unspeakably cruel policy,' says American Civil Liberties Union on the court order
The new measures will make it easier for more qualified, English-speaking workers to get visas, and harder for low-skilled migrants to do so
A court in Sicily recommends that former interior minister Salvini stand trial for blocking migrants from disembarking from a coast guard boat in July 2019
The victims were found dead in a refrigeration trailer on October 23 last year
Opening the first UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a clear pitch for business less than two weeks before Britain leaves the European Union
The suicide occurred after the man was denied entry to the US at the bridge between the Mexican city of Reynosa and Pharr, Texas, says officials in Mexico
Many women are radicalized on Facebook, and an expert says they are now a permanent part of the jihadi structure
The International Organization for Migration and the Department of Foreign Affairs recognize Ana P. Santos along with Sister Rosa Angelica Libron, Dr Edna Estifania Co, and WarPeace Arnold
60% of displaced people in camps wait their turn in tents, but more than a quarter are sleeping in the open air
Tibetans have been fleeing their homeland for years because of a crackdown by the Chinese government, which crushed a revolt against Beijing's rule in 1959
Authorities say the minor disappeared from the Dutch asylum shelter before his body was found inside a refrigerated truck in Britain