Category: OFWs & Migration

At least 50 minors are languishing in different jails in the Cordillera region, Northern Luzon, jail officials revealed last week. Of these, 26 are undergoing trial in Baguio City’s courts for crimes with some cases as heinous as rape. By Lyn V. Ramo Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – At least 50 juveniles are languishing in…

Even in Region VII, regarded as an Arroyo bailiwick because she supposedly won the majority of the presidential vote in Cebu, some 78 percent of respondents were not satisfied with her performance. By IBON Foundation The Filipino people’s satisfaction with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s performance dropped to its lowest rating of -74.7 percent in the IBON’s…

In the run-up to the 2004 presidential election, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received flak from several overseas workers’ groups for the transfer of the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Medicare Fund from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). It turns out now that this was not the only disbursement of…

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s trip to New York to attend the World Summit of the United Nations, Sept. 15, will not give her a respite from mass actions calling for her resignation. US-based Filipinos, led by BAYAN USA, are gearing up for a major protest action when she arrives. By Bulatlat.com President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s trip to…

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s trip to New York to attend the World Summit of the United Nations, Sept. 15, will not give her a respite from mass actions calling for her resignation. US-based Filipinos, led by BAYAN USA, are gearing up for a major protest action when she arrives. By Bulatlat.com President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s trip to…

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…