Category: OFWs & Migration

OFWs press for Arroyo’s ouster Two major migrant workers groups launch “No Resign, No Remit” campaign to press for the ouster of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat Bulatlat.com “No Resign, No Remit.” Migrante International and Migrante Sectoral Party (MSP) jointly issued this statement as their members met July 5 to launch Outrage,…

The active response of overseas Filipinos to calls for the ouster of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has taken the campaign to a higher level and given it an international dimension. This increases the pressure on the Macapagal-Arroyo administration which is heavily dependent on OFW remittances. BY BULATLAT Bulatlat.com The June 24 mobilization that brought together…

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is scheduled to visit Hong Kong on June 20 and Filipinos in the islands are gearing up to greet her – with protests. BY BULATLAT Bulatlat.com “If Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo thinks that by going abroad she will find respite from the political storm brought about by her fraudulent presidency and corruption-ridden rule, she’s…

As the “Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995” nears its 10th anniversary, OFW Reynaldo Cortez awaits his death sentence in a Riyadh jail. His case highlights how the law has been ineffectual in keeping Filipino workers from the gallows. BY ROWENA CARRANZA Bulatlat.com On May 17, 2002, Reynaldo Cortez, a car technician in…