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Migrante called on senators to help expose the deplorable conditions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in deportation centers and jails in the Middle East. BY BULATLAT MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 10, April 13-19, 2008 Migrante called on senators to help expose the deplorable conditions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in deportation centers and…

Migrante fears that recruitment of OFWs bound for war-torn Iraq would intensify in the coming months as the U.S. State Department renewed its contract with Blackwater, a U.S.-based private contractor providing security to U.S. diplomats and personnel in Iraq. This, despite the existing ban on OFW deployments to Iraq, as, Migrante said, the POEA is…

POSTED BY BULATLAT DEMOCRATIC SPACE Vol. VIII, No. 4, February 24-March 1, 2008 21 February 2008 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Republic of the Philippines Malacañang Palace PHILIPPINES Fax: +63 2 736 1010 Dear President Arroyo, The news of the plight of the 111 Filipino workers in Jeddah and the 50 Filipino workers in Kuwait shocked us. …

The Philippine Consulate in Jeddah reported that 922 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were stranded in the Kingdom with no contracts and jobs have already been deported back to the Philippines. But this happened only after the OFWs have gone through a lot of hardships including living in tents under a bridge. BY AUBREY SC…

BY AUBREY MAKILAN Bulatlat MIGRANT WATCH Vol. VII, No. 50, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2008 Middle East-based migrant groups, led by Migrante Middle-East Regional Coordinator, Migrante-Jeddah chairperson, Migrante-Dubai spokesperson, and the Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangang (KGS) chairperson, lambasted Labor Secretary Arturo Brion for allegedly lying on the real situation of overseas Filipino workers in the region.…

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…

Australian workers are up in arms over government proposals that threaten labor rights. Filipino migrants show their solidarity by joining protest actions, the biggest Down Under since the Iraq war protests. BY CAESAR BEN BASAN A. BAROñA Bulatlat.com Filipino migrants under Migrante Philippines-Australia joined Australia’s huge workers’ rallies – the biggest in years since the…

Both a Filipino migrants’ leader and the top executive of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas say that the increase in remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) this year is due to the increase in the deployment of workers and professional for overseas jobs. This, in turn, is due to the economic crisis ailing the country.…

The overseas Filipinos’ alliance Migrante International has accused the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of favoring a “whitewash” on the case of domestic helper Ivy Collantes Bautista, who was found dead Sept. 27 in her employer’s residence in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. BY Bulatlat.com The overseas Filipinos’ alliance Migrante International has accused the Department of Foreign…

The conduct of the May 10 elections in Eastern Visayas is no different from the rest of the country. The report by an election watchdog set up by people’s organizations showed rampant fraud, violence and irregularities. By MAUREEN JAPZON Bulatlat.com TACLOBAN CITY – Contrary to the declaration of the Commission on Elections, Philippine National Police…