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Needed: A plan for returning OFWs from Mideast

AS we feared last month when world oil prices started plummeting, thousands of our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are now getting laid off in Saudi Arabia. Migrante International, which looks after the welfare of OFWs, said at least 50,000 Filipino workers in construction and industrial projects of the Saudi government are due to be laid off next month. The country’s biggest national... 

Ex-presidential bet Señeres, 68, dies

Three days after withdrawing from the presidential race and one day before the official commencement of the national campaign, OFW party-list Rep. Roy V. Señeres died from cardiac arrest at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Makati City yesterday.  Read More »

13 OFWs injured in quake

The Manila Economic and Cultural Office, the representative office of the Philippines in Taiwan, has received confirmed reports that at least 13 Overseas Filipino Workers sustained minor injuries due to the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that rocked Tainan City, Taiwan Saturday.  Read More »

2 Pinoys injured in Taiwan quake

Two female Overseas Filipino Workers employed in a factory sustained minor injuries from a falling pipe caused by the earthquake that rocked Tainan, Taiwan Saturday.  Read More »

Pinay killed, burned in Malaysia

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay has urged the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to shed light on the death of a Filipina in Malaysia.  Read More »

Gov’t to intensify drive vs illegal recruiters

In celebration of the 20th Migrant Workers Day yesterday, the government has vowed to step up the campaign against illegal recruiters preying on Overseas Filipino Workers.  Read More »

The unemployment problem: A paradox (Conclusion)

THE shortage of qualified workers in domestic industries, which has been described as “acute” by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), may worsen unless the problem of mismatch is immediately addressed.  Read More »

The unemployment problem: A paradox (Second of a series)

Overseas Filipinos sent home a total of $2.1 billion in cash in March this year, up by 11.3 percent, and the highest in 15 months. For the first quarter of 2015, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported that cash remittances totalled $6.4 bilion, up 5.1 percent year-on-year.  Read More »

Overseas work must be an option, not the only choice

The Mary Jane Veloso case highlights the negative side of the Philippine diaspora – the spread all over the world of Filipinos who are now working in various countries and sending home remittances that support their families at home, send their children to school, build houses and support small businesses, and – for the nation at large – keeps the national economy going.  Read More »

HK solon hit for racist remarks vs Pinays

Malacañang on Wednesday cried foul over the statement of a lawmaker in Hong Kong for calling Filipino domestic workers “home wreckers.”  Read More »