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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…

OFWs never seem to run out of horrific stories to tell. But these are not merely stories. These are about lives ruined and hopes dimmed. These are about stranded OFWs in Jeddah returning home wounded but still determined to give a better life to their families. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VIII,…

The Philippine Consulate in Jeddah reported that 922 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were stranded in the Kingdom with no contracts and jobs have already been deported back to the Philippines. But this happened only after the OFWs have gone through a lot of hardships including living in tents under a bridge. BY AUBREY SC…