Tags: Migrante International

BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 36, October 14-20, 2007 Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have experienced “hell” in host countries could very well identify with the plight of Marilou Ranario and other fellow OFWs who have resorted to harming their employers or have done unlawful acts in their host countries.…

Maltreated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and relatives of other migrant workers joined various organizations and individuals gathered on Oct. 10, on World Day against Death Penalty, to intensify the campaign to save Marilou Ranario and all OFWs on death row around the world. BY AUBREY MAKILAN MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 36, October 14-20,…

Calling the new guidelines of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration as a “sugar-coated extortion scheme,” OFWs in Hongkong and Migrante International, the local organization of OFWs, are planning more protest actions and bigger mobilizations. BY AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat Weekly protest actions in the Philippines and a big mobilization in Hong Kong are already set to…

Overseas Filipino workers are dubbed as “modern-day heroes” by government. Rightly so, because their remittances prop up the economy by bringing in the much-needed dollars and stimulating domestic consumer spending. They are also “modern-day heroes” because they risk life and limb just to provide a decent income for their families. The sad part about being…

The joy and relief of Filipinos returning from Lebanon quickly turns to feelings of distress as they remember the hardships they endured abroad and realize the anxiety of being jobless in the Philippines. Seeing their distressed faces and hearing their cries, one would easily see the desperation that has compelled Filipinos to face so many…

For the militant cause-oriented movement, 2004 is not just an election year; it is also a year of “firsts” related to its entry into the electoral struggle. It will be fielding up to 20 nominees from Bayan Muna and five other new Party-list groups for House seats. By Alexander Martin Remollino Bulatlat.com For the militant…