Tags: OFWs

They were victims of illegal recruitment, having been sent to UAE with mere visit visas and forced to work for 10 to 20 hours a day for a fraction of the salaries promised to them. Worse, three of the 10 victims were even charged by their employers and arrested by the police. The alleged culprit,…

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…

BY UNITED FILIPINOS IN HONG KONG DEMOCRATIC SPACE Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 8, March 30 – April 5, 2008 Filipinos get hungry as the price of our staple food shoots up while Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo squanders about PhP2 million to spew out lies and project false support of overseas Filipinos to her crumbling administration.…