A Filipina domestic helper stranded in Saudi Arabia is asking the government to have her repatriated so she can undergo hemorrhoid surgery.
For the past five years, all that 10 Filipino migrant workers stranded in Saudi Arabia can see are the ceilings and walls of their former employer’s housing facility. On most days, their spirits are dampened. Still, they hope to be reunited with their families someday.
Restricting mobility is meant to give government the time to build its capacities to stop the spread of the virus. But what happens when a government only resorts to a lockdown and nothing else?
After more than three decades of being one the country’s so-called modern day heroes, Estela’s family laments that they are now left on their own, without government aid provided to them.
As the country commemorates Independence Day, Filipino progressives said they have had enough of only seeing it on paper when in reality, freedom has been scant if not trampled upon under the Duterte administration.
“Why would you file a case against a person who has been afflicted by the virus when the government response has been slow and marred with wrong priorities?”
A government workers union said Duterte’s executive order directing the full devolution of certain government functions is silent over thousands of contractual workers who are most likely to be laid-off when this order is implemented.
Amid apparent attempts of the present administration to perpetuate itself beyond the next national elections, a broad coalition of progressives, religious, and cultural workers to name a few, say no to another Duterte.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Filipino farmers are worried as lawmakers approved on third reading the proposal to amend the Philippine Constitution, dubbed as the “economic Cha-cha” bill, allowing full foreign ownership of land and of the country’s resources. Proponents of the Resolution of Both Houses No. 2, which was adopted on its third…
With the proposed aid for displaced workers and poor families still far from getting the presidential nod, allies of the administration in the Lower House have been pushing to open up the country’s resources to the plunder of big, foreign powers and to perpetuate Duterte’s rule.
“While the country is in an economic crisis, public funds must be used primarily for basic social services, including education.”