Tags: Migrante

Migrante is calling on the Aquino administration to prosecute former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for misusing funds for OFWs, repeal anti-migrant policies, provide more services to OFWs and their families, including special protection to migrant women and minors, review and increase the budget for services for OFWs, to establish special courts to try complaints of abuses against OFWs, and to forge bilateral agreements with receiving countries for the protection of OFWs, among others

A Filipino migrant rights group in the Middle East today asks the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Affairs (OUMWA) and the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh to investigate the alleged heavy beating of an OFW on death row in a central jail in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “The family of an OFW on…

Alarmed by the recent event when the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) ordered the recall of some 76,000 defective compact flash cards for the voting machines that would possibly lead to failure of elections scenario, an alliance of Filipino migrant workers’ group in the Middle East said it will lead forming a coalition of various OFW groups and individuals against ‘no election’ or failure of election.

Press Release 5 April 2010 The Saudi-based Filipino migrant group advocating the rights and welfare of OFWs today said the 30 out of about 300 OFWs working as bus drivers in Saudi Arabia sought their assistance as the latter decry illegal charging of fees by their recruiter and tie-up lending agencies in Manila. “The 30…

OFWs and domestic helpers are still going through the same nightmare that Flor Contemplacion suffered. Many rot in jail. Several have been sentenced to death. Thousands suffer abuse from their employers and neglected by their government. To these OFWs, the Arroyo regime is “chief executioner of the rights and welfare of OFWs.”

PRESS RELEASE 26 February 2010 Amidst the series of trainings on the members of the foreign service, the global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Migrante International, still sees “inevitable” failure in the conduct of the the Overseas Absentee Voting. “Apart from the trainings being unforgivingly late, the OAV is still bound to fail if…

Press Release 2 February 2010 An alliance of overseas Filipino migrant workers in the Middle East today expresses serious apprehension safeguarding the estimated Php.12-B OWWA funds, a compulsory collection of US$25 per departing OFW, held in trust to the government through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor…

Despite the glossy image of Canada as one of the places where Filipinos would want to migrate to, poverty and lack of job security are realities that they have to contend with. Mable Elmore, who visited the Philippines recently, said her primary goal as member of Canada’s Legislative Assembly is to provide affordable housing, raise the minimum wage and support working single mothers.

Act, Migrante and Courage accuse the Arroyo administration of having a hand in the Comelec’s decisions to bar them from the partylist race. The rulings were released quite late last year, thus not allowing enough time for the three partylist groups to challenge the decisions. The groups have been active in campaigns against the Arroyo administration’s policies, corruption scandals and rights abuses.