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LIVING in the Philippines has always been challenging and difficult for many Filipinos. But never since the Marcos dictatorship has it been more dangerous than today for Lumad, dissenters, women, human rights defenders and the poor. In response to life’s daily perils, some 20% of the population — or roughly 20 million men and women…

Press Release 24 November 2010 As the Saudi government intensified its crackdown campaign against overstaying and undocumented migrant workers, an alliance of Filipino migrants right group in the Middle East today said there are already 27 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that have been apprehended since yesterday night. Disclaimer | What you are reading is…

Press Release 03 November 2010 “More than 100,000 already viewed the YouTube clip and indignation was the overwhelming response of most viewers. In one afternoon alone, we gathered more than 4,000 signatures. The OFWs and the people have spoken and this is what we wish to deliver: Recall Salud Now!” This was declared today by…

Press Release 21 July 2010 An alliance of Filipino migrant rights group in the Middle East today expresses alarm on the two reported separate incidents of killings involving OFWs in Kuwait last week. “We could not help but to express apprehension upon knowing the killings of fellow OFWs in two separate incidents in Kuwait; what…

16 June 2010 PRESS RELEASE After the much-publicized release of the US State Department’s report on human trafficking, the largest OFW group Migrante International challenged president-elect Noynoy Aquino to immediately fire and prosecute RP officials colluding with human trafficking syndicates. The group likewise urged Noynoy to make the DOJ Task Force on Trafficking in Persons…

By NOEL SALES BARCELONA Correspondent Migrant Watch Bulatlat MANILA — Retrenched migrants in New Zealand want their work permits to be extended for three months to give them ample time to look for work. Dennis Maga, coordinator of Migrante International in Aotearoa, New Zealand, said in a statement that they have already made an appeal…

BY MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN MIGRANT WATCH Davao Today Posted by Bulatlat DAVAO CITY — Unlike most overseas Filipino workers who lost their jobs in Taiwan, Isabelita Atis, 29, felt relieved when her plane finally touched down at the Davao International Airport in December last year. She was among the 6,468 thousand overseas Filipinos laid-off in Taiwan…