Looking at history, one can say that state abandonment is very much the official disposition on which the labor export system is hinged. The Philippine government is fundamentally inclined to function simply as what sociologist Robyn Rodriguez calls a “labor brokerage state,” an institutional apparatus that facilitates Filipinos’ outward labor traffic.
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The women’s partylist hoped that with President Duterte’s statement, no woman will have the same fate as Irma Jotojot.
“We will never attain comfort under this government which has no compassion for the sufferings of the Filipino people”.
“If what the government has been saying is true, why am I applying again? Why is there a steady stream of Filipinos leaving the country to work abroad every day?” – OFW
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com I have a friend leaving for Italy on Friday, January 13. She is a mother of two adorable kids. We have been friends for almost a decade. Not only will I miss a good friend but two children will be left behind by their mother to find a job…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“We can’t stand idly by and allow another OFW to be executed because the Philippine government failed to exert all diplomatic means to save him. We call on all Filipinos to come together and call for the commutation of our kababayan’s sentence in China.” – Migrante International
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com No jobs, no future. The country’s one and only congressman directly representing the youth and students sector recently called on President Benigno Aquino III to provide jobs for the 400,000 fresh graduates or run the risk of damaging their chances for a good future. Kabataan Representative Raymond Palatino said…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Sally Ordinario-Villanueva’s sister Mirasol said that the government should generate jobs so that Filipinos would not be forced to leave and work abroad. She also urged the government to go after the drugs syndicates that victimized Sally.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis March 30 is a sad day for Filipinos. Three overseas Filipino workers Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain were executed after being caught by Chinese immigration authorities and subsequently sentenced to death for carrying heroin into China. Even before the execution, one could already feel the somber mood of the…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
As March 30 nears, Filipinos, especially relatives of the three Filipino migrant workers who are set to be executed in China, are still hoping for a miracle: to be able to bring them back home alive.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Many hospitals are charging new nurses fees in exchange for work, training and experience, which are required for nursing jobs abroad. This offshoot of the government’s exploitative labor-export policy needs to stop, according to the Gabriela Women’s Party.