OFWs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia join the fight — against MERs-Cov.
Tags: Migrante Middle East
Bulatlat Interviews: Migrante on Stranded Filipinos in Saudi Arabia
Bulatlat.com managing editor Benjie Oliveros interviews John Monterona, regional coordinator of Migrante Middle East, and Emilyn Bulaclac, wife of Elju Bulaclac, a stranded overseas Filipino worker in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
OFW Lanuza saved from execution
Press Statement 1 February 2013 We are elated upon hearing the report that our fellow overseas Filipino worker Rogelio ‘Dondon’ Lanuza, at long last, will soon be freed after the Saudi government reportedly shouldered the payment of 2.3-M riyals of blood money which he and his family has to pay to the kin of the…
Migrante-Middle East seeks help for OFW raped and stabbed in Kuwait
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“I begged him to stop. I was terrified when he reached for a small knife that looked like a Swiss knife and stabbed me on my neck several times then kicked me hard on my back. I lost consciousness, and when I woke up I was already here at the hospital.”
In Syria, Filipino workers get maltreatment instead of help from embassy
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
In war-torn Syria, the Philippine embassy is sending distressed OFWs to jail when they escaped the maltreatment of employers and danger of war.
Jailed OFWs in Saudi ask Philippine gov’t to help them obtain pardon
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO MANILA – Migrante International and its chapter in the Middle East said there are at least 400 jailed overseas Filipino workers who can may avail Saudi royal pardon grant during Ramadan. During the month of Ramadan, the Saudi King and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques His Highness King Abdullah,…
Babies kept in Dubai jails with their OFW mothers
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The Philippine embassy in Dubai should coordinate with local authorities and work for the speedy release of OFW inmates and their children on humanitarian grounds.
Migrant Group Insists OFW Rape Victim Duped Into Settling Case Amicably
MANILA — A migrant group in the Middle East believes that officials of the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, duped an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) rape victim into believing that her case was weak and that it was to her interest to settle it “amicably.” Migrante International-Middle East regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona, said…
OFWs in Libya Demand Repatriation Amid Violent Clashes
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
There are 25,737 Filipinos in Libya, working as medical workers, professors or skilled workers. Most of them, Migrante International said, are caught between the riots and are clueless as to how they would be brought out safely from Libya.
Letter to the Editor: OFWs, too, Yearn for Peace Founded on Social Justice
Letter to the Editor Bulatlat.com 19 February 2011 Allow us, OFWs and families, to express our unequivocal support, with hope, for the success of the on-going peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/…
Another OFW Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances, Investigation Urged
MANILA — An overseas Filipino worker reportedly died after she apparently “threw” herself from the fourth floor balcony of a building in Fanar, Lebanon. Migrante International’s chapter in the Middle East is calling on the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Beirut to conduct an independent investigation on the reported death. As-Sarif,…