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Flor@20| DFA logo defaced

Relatives of overseas Filipino workers and members of the progressive group Migrante International defaced the logo of the Department of Foreign Affairs in a protest action on Mar. 16 as they commemorate the 20th year since the execution of Flor Contemplacion. Contemplacion was a domestic worker in who was falsely accused, detained and sentenced to…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
In war-torn Syria, the Philippine embassy is sending distressed OFWs to jail when they escaped the maltreatment of employers and danger of war.

Coalition against the war formed, peace caravan held BY AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) advocates and their families, Filipino Muslims and Christians, and Lebanese nationals formed the Network Overseas Opposed to Wars of Aggression (No to War) Coalition on Aug. 3 and held a peace caravan the next day. They condemned the Israel…

Filipino domestic helpers are jumping off buildings and houses to escape their employers and the war in Lebanon. But coming home to joblessness and poverty only pushes back overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to again work abroad, even if it means going to another dangerous country. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Christine Hadjirudin, 22, a native…

Four members of Migrante sectoral party were reportedly beaten up by Philippine Consulate officials in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as they were heading for a dialogue. The consulate officials involved in the mauling should be fired and prosecuted, Migrante has demanded. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN Bulatlat.com Overseas Filipino workers in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who…