Migrant group pushes probe of Labor execs in Mideast

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2011

An alliance of overseas Filipino migrants group yesterday asked Congress to conduct an investigation into the alleged involvement of some members of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the Middle East in human smuggling.

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Exploitation of foreign workers on the rise

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2011

Finnish Immigration Service figures show a rise in work permits for cleaning jobs. Foreign workers are meeting with growing levels of exploitation in Finland. Particularly in the cleaning and household services sectors, many cases of exploitation have the hallmarks of human trafficking.

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Laws to protect migrant workers close: Philippines ambassador

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2011

BEIRUT: Laws protecting the rights of Filipino migrant workers in Lebanon are “on the verge” of being signed, the Philippine ambassador Gilberto Asuque told The Daily Star Wednesday.

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Meeting addresses migrants and human rights

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2011

Human Rights Watch Dhaka, Bangladesh – Ministers from Asian labour-sending countries meeting in Dhaka this week should together endorse protections for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch, Migrant Forum in Asia, and CARAM Asia said in a briefing paper released today. They should give priority to protecting migrant domestic workers, who are at especially high risk…

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OFWs who fled from Madagascar not getting OWWA aid

Published by rudy Date posted on April 19, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Some 300 overseas Filipino workers who reportedly abandoned their jobs in Madagascar, an island-nation in the Indian Ocean, are not entitled to the one-time financial grant of P10,000 from the government, according to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

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OFWs face opportunities, threats abroad

Published by rudy Date posted on April 18, 2011

CEBU, Philippines – Overseas Filipino workers abroad are facing not only opportunities but also threats, a labor diplomat said.

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Hundreds of Filipino teachers in Maryland face uncertainties

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Last month, Brenda received chilling news from her employer. After being recruited and spending two years as a teacher in the United States, she was told that her temporary working visa was not going to be extended after September 2011. She would have to leave the United States to avoid falling out of status.…

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25 OFWs jailed in Qatar granted amnesty

Published by rudy Date posted on April 3, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-five overseas Filipino workers currently jailed in Qatar have been granted amnesty and will soon be freed, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay, the presidential adviser on OFW concerns.

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Filipino illegals opted to stay in Libya to get jobs, say repatriated OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — An undisclosed number of undocumented Filipino migrant workers have opted to stay behind in rebellion-torn Libya, where job prospects are supposedly better than here in the Philippines.

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2,448 abused OFWs in Saudi repatriated to Manila—DFA

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2011

A total of 2,448 abused and distressed Filipino nationals have been repatriated to Manila from Western Saudi Arabia in 2010, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday.

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Repatriate OFWs now, gov’t urged

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—A congressman who recently visited distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia on Saturday called on the government to immediately repatriate them.

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Stranded Filipino workers stage protest in Riyadh

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2011

RIYADH: A group of 20 undocumented Filipinos staged a silent protest on Saturday in front of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter.

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EMIRATS ARABES UNIS: Domestic workers face abusive employers

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2009

Domestic workers in the UAE often face abuse and poor conditions, activists say DUBAI, 2 July 2006 (IRIN) – On an almost daily basis, immigrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), face mistreatment and sometimes physical abuse, according to human rights activists.

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