Tags: lifting ban to Lebanon and Jordan

BY BULATLAT A progressive legislator chided President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for her ‘haste in deploying overseas Filipino workers to war-torn Lebanon and Jordan. On Wednesday, Arroyo, through Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, announced the lifting of the deployment ban to Lebanon and Jordan. Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luzviminda Ilagan described the move as “like sending cannon fodder.”…

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) imposed a deployment ban on Jordan in January 2008 due to reports of widespread abuse to Filipino workers. Overseas Filipino workers in Jordan were maltreated; some were even raped. Despite these reports of abuses, the DoLE partially lifted the ban with no measures instituted to uplift the miserable…