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By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — It was 36-year-old Siony Torzar’s second time to work as a factory worker in Taiwan. She hoped to provide for a better future for her two children. But she ended up deeply in debt instead. Worse, she, like other OFWs in Taiwan, received no help from the…

Hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have returned home after being laid off from Taiwan because of the global crisis were assured by the government that they would be given loans for livelihood programs, as well as legal assistance and referrals, during an orientation conducted by the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration. But an OWWA…

A global alliance of Filipino migrant organizations decried the Philippine government’s ‘failure to give compensation to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) laid off from Taiwan.’ More than a hundred OFWs from Taiwan went home last night. Garry Martinez, chairperson of Migrante International said,”Instead of giving the much needed money, [Labor] Secretary Marianito Roque is offering them…