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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Posted by Bulatlat.com MANILA — A progressive lawmaker takes up the cudgels for Filipinos stranded in Saudi Arabia, saying that they did not go abroad to live under bridges like storm-drain rats. Last February 7, Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy A. Casino delivered a privilege speech on the problems confronting distressed…

PRESS RELEASE Dec 8, 2010 Exactly ten days before the commemoration of International Migrants’ Day, overseas Filipino workers together with various support organizations gathered at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City today to commence the fight against human trafficking. The activity is spearheaded by “Bring Them Home”, an anti-human trafficking alliance calling on…

News Release Oct. 26, 2010 Hong Kong-based OFW groups United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-Migrante-HK) and the Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW) expressed anger and indignation over the rude treatment of a labor attaché towards an OFW in distress. Agnes Tenorio, a first-time domestic worker in Hong Kong, sought the help of the Philippine Consulate…

By Bulatlat.com MANILA – Two overseas Filipino workers were not accepted in Bahay Kalinga, a shelter for runaway OFWs managed by the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They were told that they need to get an endorsement from embassy case officers first. Vicente Muana and Zosima Montrey, both working as beauticians, ran away from…

By Bulatlat.com MANILA – Families of the two overseas Filipino workers who were charged with possession of illegal drugs in Saudi Arabia accused Philippine embassy officials of negligence after their loved ones were sentenced to three years of imprisonment and 600 lashes. The families of the two OFWs, Jason and Salvador (not their real names),…

Press Release 15 September 2010 After getting substantial information from fellow OFWs who have direct knowledge on the death of OFW domestic helper brought in a Saudi hospital on September 8, an alliance of Filipino migrant rights group today said there is foul play leading to the recent reported death of OFW victim in Saudi…

Press Release 8 September 2010 Migrant rights group criticizes DFA’s proposed slashed budget for OFWs legal assistance, calls it “unjustifiable, grave injustice’ Reacting on the DFA’s proposed 2010 budget intended for providing legal assistance fund to OFWs disclosed during Congressional hearing on the national government 2011 proposed budget, an alliance of Filipino migrants’ rights group…

Press Release 8 September 2010 After giving birth to a triplet sometime in December 2009, an undocumented OFW sought help from a Filipino migrant rights group in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to help her pay her hospital bills and other expenses and support for her nearly 6-month old triplet babies. Receiving reports from the Kapatiran sa…

Press Release Migrante International chairperson Garry Martinez today said that overseas Filipino workers in Iraq are “not keen” on Special Ambassador Roy Cimatu’s visit to Iraq following the pull-out order for OFWs working in the region. Martinez pointed out a number of unresolved issues related to Cimatu’s trip, among them: – the Department of Foreign…