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By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Migrante International, the largest overseas Filipino workers organization, said the US Department of State report on terrorism was very ‘malicious’ when it cited that the Abu Sayyaf Group, a bandit group which has been involved in cases of kidnapping, bombing and beheadings in Mindanao, “may receive funding…

By Bulatlat.com An overseas Filipino worker who was in Kish Island in the Persian Gulf on a tourist visa was killed on July 1, a chapter of Migrante International in Saudi Arabia reported recently. The victim was waiting for his re-entry visa for the United Arab Emirates when he was killed. “We received this very…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
They only learned about what happened to their kin Joselito when they chanced upon his co-worker in a social networking site. After being given the runaround by the Department of Foreign Affairs, they were finally informed that the Philippine embassy in Saudi Arabia is handling the case. That is the last information the government has given them

Press Release 26 April 2010 Living in a makeshift barracks when off duty, resting under the truck trailer when on a trip Filipino drivers are known to be good drivers. To many foreign employers they are the best drivers they could hire because aside from being able to communicate well with them and of being…

Overseas Filipino workers from different parts of the globe commemorated the 14th death anniversary of Flor Contemplacion, March 17. BY RONALYN V. OLEA MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from different parts of the globe commemorated the 14th death anniversary of Flor Contemplacion, March 17. Contemplacion, a domestic helper in Singapore, was executed for…

The Arroyo government is frantically working for an increase in the deployment of Filipino migrant workers in the Middle East to cushion the impact of the probable lay-offs and decrease in remittances of overseas Filipinos in the US and other counties hit hard by the financial crisis. But the Middle East, according to Migrante International…

An alliance of overseas Filipino workers decried the proposed mandatory Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) test for OFWs. They said that OFWs are now singled out as ‘AIDS-carriers.’ BY Bulatlat.com MIGRANT WATCH Volume VIII, Number 31, September 7-13, 2008 “From Psych test to AIDS test, what else?” asked the largest alliance of overseas Filipino workers…

An alliance of Middle East-based overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW) groups demanded that Philippine embassy officials who are forcing OFWs to admit to trumped-up charges filed against them by their abusive employers and deceiving them into thinking that it is the “only option left” so that they could be repatriated must be sacked from office. BY…

Critics say that it is saddening that a landmark agreement, like the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), is now being used as a tool to revive Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s charter change drive. BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA…