When the global pandemic reached Hong Kong, the once busy streets in Chater Road became quiet. Domestic workers were not allowed to go out and were forced to work longer hours, including Sundays, as their employers were working at home. Others had their contracts arbitrarily terminated.
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“President Duterte, my supposed execution was reprieved because Christina (Sergio) and Julius (Lacanilao) have pled their guilt and that I am innocent and had no knowledge of the drugs found in the luggage I brought.”
“Employers often abuse this power in violation of Saudi law to confiscate passports, withhold wages, and force migrants to work against their will or on exploitative terms.” – Human Rights Watch
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The growing number of undocumented OFWs worldwide is indicative of the ongoing crisis of forced migration and systemic economic crisis in the country.” – Garry Martinez, Migrante International
Claire Daguio, secretary-general of the Migrante International chapter here, said in an interview that 74.24 percent (or 1,533) of the 2,065 Cordillerans who worked abroad last year are women while men comprise only 25.86 percent (534) – citing data from the regional office of the Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA). BY ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW Northern…