Day: November 24, 2014

Fleeing poverty, migrant workers end up on death row

SPECIAL REPORT: In the Philippines, dollar remittances from migrants accounted for nearly a tenth of the $280-billion economy last year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Indonesia’s BNP2TKI said the overseas remittances by Indonesian migrant workers amounted to Rp 88.6 trillion ($7.35 billion) during the period of January to December 2013. Despite this, however, migrant workers from both countries are not getting the protection and assistance they need in times of distress.

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