OFWs-Conditions

Exploited: Filipino Workers in Geneva

Published by rudy Date posted on May 27, 2021

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NGOs protest use of migrants as temporary workers

Published by rudy Date posted on June 30, 2020

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DOLE reports almost 100-K OFWs stranded worldwide

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2020

By Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, 31 May 2020 The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported on Sunday (May 31) that there are nearly 100,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stranded around the world, the majority of whom are in the Middle East.

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Plight of Filipino maids in Lebanon raises concerns over stranded workers

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2020

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Saudi employer sued for forcing OFW to drink bleach

Published by rudy Date posted on September 20, 2018

The employer of Agnes Mancilla, 35, an overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia, allegedly makes her work 20 hours a day and gives her only coffee for meals Paterno Esmaquel II, Sept 20, 2018, Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Officials in Saudi Arabia filed a torture case against a local employer who allegedly forced an overseas…

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Saudis trading Filipino maids

Published by rudy Date posted on February 27, 2018

by Melvin Gascon, Inquirer, Feb 27, 2018 TUGUEGARAO CITY — Filipino migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are calling on the government to stop employers there from trading their maids among themselves.

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Kapit sa patalim! (Part 1)

Published by rudy Date posted on June 23, 2016

By Armida Rico, Abante, June 23, 2016 Para lamang mabuhay at kumita, ilang mga overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) ang nagbebenta ng kanilang dugo dahil sa hindi nakatatanggap ng sahod sa loob ng limang buwan sa kanilang pinagtatrabauhan kumpanya sa Saudi Arabia.

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How Pinoy EPS workers are faring in South Korea

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2015

MANILA – Filipino workers under the Employment Permit System (EPS) in Korea enjoy most rights and wages accorded to their Korean counterpart.

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Canada no longer requires caregivers to live with employers

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2014

VANCOUVER – The much awaited reforms to the Live-in Caregiver Program are out. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced an end to the live-in requirement, making it optional for caregivers and their employers.

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Phl embassy urged to monitor Pinoy au pairs in Denmark

Published by rudy Date posted on November 3, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Philippine embassy in Copenhagen should investigate a report from a Danish labor union that nine out of 10 au pairs complaining of abuse from their host families in Denmark are Filipinas, Vice President Jejomar Binay said yesterday.

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Many OFWs victimized – US State Dep’t

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2014

WASHINGTON – A significant number of Filipinos who migrate abroad looking for work are subsequently subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor in Asia, throughout the Middle East and increasingly in Europe, the US State Department said.

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What they don’t tell you about the OFW life

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2014

‘It isn’t whining to speak about OFW realities, nor does it mean that they are ungrateful for their overseas jobs; it’s simply a peek into our not-so-ideal lives’ “Ang pangarap ko ay ang makapag-abroad. (My dream is to go and work abroad.)”

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Pinoys among foreign workers in Canada who fear backlash, loss of dreams

Published by rudy Date posted on May 4, 2014

TORONTO – Bugan Wigan could handle the hard work packing fruit and cleaning hotel rooms, and the crushing debt she owed recruiters who found her jobs. But a backlash against the foreign worker program that brought her to Canada means the clock is ticking on her ability to support her family in the Philippines.

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Qatar’s foreign domestic workers subjected to slave-like conditions

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2014

Revelations of mistreatment of maids and cleaners add to picture of widespread labour abuse in World Foreign maids, cleaners and other domestic workers are being subjected to slave-like labour conditions in Qatar, with many complaining they have been deprived of passports, wages, days off, holidays and freedom to move jobs, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Over 3,000 OFWS jailed, 800 others arrived home dead – DFA report

Published by rudy Date posted on February 12, 2014

More than 3,000 Filipino workers have been in jail since last year while 800 others have died, many of them in accidents and due to illness, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in its annual report.

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Report: Illegal foreign workers return to Jeddah streets

Published by rudy Date posted on January 17, 2014

Less than three months after the Saudi government started cracking down on illegal workers, many of these expatriates, including Filipinos, have returned to Jeddah to resume their trade in the streets, a Saudi news site reported Thursday.

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Undocumented Pinoys in Europe share struggles

Published by rudy Date posted on January 13, 2014

“Documento, por favor?” “Andrea,” an undocumented migrant worker in Barcelona, runs into five police officers who are doing their random inspection inside a train bound to Puigcerda, Catalonia.

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Study: Filipino domestic workers under stress have poorer mental health

Published by rudy Date posted on November 19, 2013

As Macau continues to develop economically, more and more local residents are reluctant to perform what researchers in the area of migration call “3D” jobs: dangerous, dirty and degrading jobs, hence the need to import workers.

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Consulates ink pact with US labor dept. on Filipino workers’ rights

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO—“We’ve investigated 2,000 cases and recovered $13.8 million in unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations in the health care industry alone involving Filipino workers as victims,” said Susana Blanco, director of the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division in San Francisco.

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DOLE: Jordan issues new rules for departure of domestic workers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2013

Foreign domestic workers in Jordan, including Filipinos, have been ordered to secure a clearance first stating that they have no criminal records before exiting the Kingdom.

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Deploy more welfare attaches amid rising number of OFWs in distress, PNoy urged

Published by rudy Date posted on August 10, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – Even as the sex-for-flight scheme is still being investigated, a Palace ally has urged President Benigno Aquino III to consider deploying more social welfare attaches (SWAs) to countries which have a high incidence of Filipinos in distress.

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Govt urges OFWs affected by Taiwan’s hiring freeze to find other jobs abroad

Published by rudy Date posted on July 10, 2013

(UPDATED 3:40 p.m.) – The Philippine government on Wednesday advised some 16,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) rendered jobless by the hiring freeze in Taiwan to seek other jobs abroad.

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Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2013

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Over 1.5-M foreign workers change status before Saudi crackdown

Published by rudy Date posted on June 23, 2013

RIYADH – More than 1.5 million foreign workers in Saudi Arabia have changed their residence status since April ahead of a planned crackdown on illegally registered expatriates in the world’s leading oil exporter, the labour ministry said on Saturday.

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Published by rudy Date posted on June 18, 2013

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Dubai maids commit 4,000 crimes in 3 years

Published by rudy Date posted on June 17, 2013

Adultery, absconding, theft are the main crimes committed by domestic helper in city Dubai: Police warned on Monday that not paying domestic helpers on time could lead them to commit serious crimes.

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Pinoys told to legalize stay in Saudi

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised yesterday Filipinos who have status problems in Saudi Arabia to legalize their stay to avoid punishment from Saudi authorities.

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Over 7,000 Pinoys displaced by Sabah crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on April 14, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The armed conflict in Sabah has displaced over 7,000 Filipinos, and disaster officials of the Autonomous Region For Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are expecting thousands more to arrive in the region in the coming months.

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800,000 Pinoys in Sabah may be sent home

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2013

MAJORITY, if not all, of the 800,000 Filipinos based in Sabah may be sent back to the Philippines on the premise that they had acquired their Malaysian citizenship illegally over the past 20 years under a controversial systematic granting of citizenship to foreigners dubbed Project IC (identity cards). Project IC, which is blamed on former…

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UAE recruiters warned to pay minimum wage for Filipino domestic workers

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2012

ABU DHABI // Recruitment agencies who provide Filipino domestic staff to employers for less than the minimum wage of US$400 (Dh1,470) a month face being suspended or blacklisted.

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