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he Philippines will host the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GMFD) this October. Filipino migrant workers, however, deem that the forum will only aggravate their conditions. BY ANGIE DE LARA MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Various groups led by Migrante International staged a protest action in Manila, Sept. 19 to oppose the 2nd Global Forum…

Apparently, the purpose of the Forum is not so much to promote and protect the rights of migrants and overseas contract workers but to serve as a venue for dialogue between developed countries, which are concerned with the uncontrolled influx of migrants, and developing countries that are dependent on the export of labor. BY BENJIE…

Dolores Balladares, chairperson of UNFIL-MIGRANTE-HK, said that the alleged drowning of Vicenta Flores, whose body was found at the Tung Chung pier in Hongkong April 11, is the third case of violent death among Filipino maids in less than a week. BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 12, April 27-May…