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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

Sabah standoff puts OFWs at risk

Feb 27, 2013 - 2:43 PM

The crisis must be resolved peacefully so the 800 000 OFWs in Sabah will not be in danger of losing their jobs says Interior Secretary Mar Roxas

FILIPINOS IN SABAH. A villager lets his cocks fight in Tanjung Labian in the area where the suspected Philippine militants are holding off near Lahad Datu on the Malaysian island of Borneo, on February 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

Hiring ban spurs 'maids for rent' in Middle East

Jul 17, 2012 - 12:28 PM

The maids for rent have no contract and therefore no rights in the Middle East