In this list, Bulatlat highlights women migrant rights activists who rose to the challenge of standing behind beleaguered Filipino migrant workers and the families they left behind.
Tags: labor export policy
From Marcos Sr. to Jr. | In the Philippines, more than half a century of labor migration has led to nowhere
The current cosmetic changes in the country’s labor export policy will not provide due protection to Filipino workers overseas. Worse, this will only exacerbate the already dire conditions they are facing.
State of abandonment, state of terror
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.
Gabriela Women’s Party backs Duterte on ending labor migration
The women’s partylist hoped that with President Duterte’s statement, no woman will have the same fate as Irma Jotojot.
Women call on Aquino to provide local jobs, stop labor export policy
“We will never attain comfort under this government which has no compassion for the sufferings of the Filipino people”.
Tales of OFWs belie claims of ‘reverse migration’
“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
Forced migration sucks
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…
OFWs to hold protest camp in Mendiola on day of execution of Filipino in China
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
Youth Lawmaker to Aquino government: Provide Jobs for 400,000 New Graduates
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…
Remains of One of the OFWs Executed in China Arrive Home
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.
Benjie Oliveros | A Sad Day for Filipinos
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…