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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…

OFW kin join workers on Labor Day, call on gov’t to stop labor migration policy

“How can the Aquino administration have the gall to assert that the Philippines is a ‘tiger economy’ when we continue to drive workers out of the country because of joblessness, low wages, lack of basic social services and unending price hikes?” – Migrante

BY BULATLAT Seven out of the 40 stranded workers in Kuwait remain at the Central Jail in Kuwait, according to the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM). In a statement sent through email, Ramon Bultron, managing director of the APMM, blamed the Philippine Embassy for not providing the travel documents of the stranded Filipino workers.…

Last May 5, 2008, seven OFWs, the most recent batch who have been repatriated, were welcomed home by their families and Migrante staff. Carlos Rebutar, spokesperson of the seven stranded OFWs, said they are seeking justice for the negligence that they have experienced in the process of their repatriation. BY JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MIGRANT…