Month: November 2009

Filipino nurses have the longest record of migrating, as well as the longest history of abuse. This abuse is a result of aggressive, profit-driven, exploitative policies of both their point-of-origin and destination countries. One of these is Canada, one of the most popular destinations now for Filipino nurses.

Sidebar: Filipino Nurses in Canada — In Search of a Better Life (An Interview with Evelyn Calugay)

In this interview, Evelyn Calugay, a veteran Filipino nurse in Canada, shares her experience when she decided to move to Canada. She also shares her opinion about Canadian policies that are detrimental to foreign-trained nurses. By JHONG DELA CRUZ ALBERTA, Canada — The Philippines has been exporting nurses since the 1960s. Enticed by the…

The ex-farm workers of Hacienda Luisita had been reaping the fruits of their labor through a “cultivation campaign” that allowed them to plant what they needed and supported their livelihood. But the plantation has decreed that they should stop what they’re doing and leave. Unfazed, the farmers are bracing for another tough fight ahead.

By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — “It came unexpected, like a thief in the night. For a few minutes, a thick layer of landslide roaring down swept our village, and instantly claimed the lives of 35 residents.” That is how a survivor described, in Kankanaey, the worst landslide that hit Sitio…

As if the trauma of losing their homes and belongings were not enough, evacuees at the PhilSports Arena, formerly known as the Ultra, faced more problems as the government seemingly backtracked on its promise to relocate the displaced families. Worse, the Pasig government allegedly had to use underhanded means to force the refugees to leave.