Family reunions allowed us to catch up, reenact rituals of domestic living, and build new memories. Were they enough? For a child who sincerely wanted to express his love and gratitude, they were agonizingly inadequate.
PODCAST: OFWs are rising
In this podcast-documentary, let us hear the stories of migrant Filipinos who continue to soldier on despite the personal struggles that they have to go through.
#UndoingDuterte | OFWs gained nothing under Duterte admin, says migrant rights group
Overseas Filipino workers and their families only saw broken campaign promises in the last five years of the Duterte presidency.
State of abandonment, state of terror
Looking at history, one can say that state abandonment is very much the official disposition on which the labor export system is hinged. The Philippine government is fundamentally inclined to function simply as what sociologist Robyn Rodriguez calls a “labor brokerage state,” an institutional apparatus that facilitates Filipinos’ outward labor traffic.
OFW sa kasaysayan
Kakaiba ang ganitong patakaran dahil kung ang ilang bayan ay nakasalalay sa pagpapahalaga sa kanyang manggagawa upang manatili para sa ikauunlad ng domestikong ekonomiya, institusyonal namang sinusuportahan ng pamahalaan na mangibang bayan ang kanyang mga manggagawa para magtrabaho sa ekonomiya ng ibang lipunan.
OFWs and kin call for Aquino resignation
Migrante said that since Pres. Aquino took office, OFWs and their families have borne witness to his government’s criminal neglect and incompetence.
Is there truth in the gov’ts claim that GDP growth is resulting in reverse migration of OFWs?
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis The Aquino government was beaming with pride when it announced that the country had a high – by Philippine standards – year-on-year GDP growth rate of 7.8 percent during the first quarter of 2013. Construction registered the highest growth with 32.5 percent, followed by financial intermediation with 13.9 percent, manufacturing at…
Number of undocumented OFWS in Saudi Arabia rising
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“There’s now a combined estimate of at least 12,000 to 14,000 undocumented OFWs in Saudi Arabia, higher than last year’s estimate pegged from 8,000 to 10,000.” – Migrante
Cases of mysterious deaths of OFWs mount
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Migrante-Middle East said they receive reports of OFWs who died under questionable and vague circumstances on an average of two cases every month.
Conditions of OFWs worsened under Aquino – migrant group
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“While the government relies on the remittances of our OFWs to keep the economy afloat, there are still many cases of abused OFWs because the government continues to neglect them.” – Garry Martinez, Migrante
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Filipinos have a love-hate relationship with their countrymen in other climes. It’s a relationship defined by class boundaries, in that most Filipinos love them while some don’t, and even despise them. Those professionals and middle-class folk — including, perhaps especially, journalists still with enough brains to think…