OFWs in Taiwan assails compulsory insurance fee

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan have assailed the new law making an insurance plan compulsory among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Dave Chang, chairperson of Migrante in Taiwan has said in a statement that the new regulation will just shoo away prospective employers for it will just be add to their already heavy […]

OFW found dead in Saudi jail

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) accused of being a drug trafficker was found dead inside his cell, Migrante Middle East’s report said. The 36 year-old Franco (not his real name), a native of Candaba, Pampanga was reported dead dead inside his cell at the Jizan jail last OFW Franco (not his real name), 36 years […]

Runaway OFWs wish to come home this Christmas—Migrante

Antipolo City, November 30, 2010—Only 24 days before the celebration of the birth anniversary of Christ, hundreds of stranded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi, who run away from their abusive employers, are hoping that they can go home to their families in the Philippines, to celebrate Christmas with them. John Leonard Monterona of Migrante-Middle […]

27 undocumented OFWs nabbed in Saudi crackdown

ANTIPOLO CITY, November 25, 2010—Twenty-seven (27) Filipino workers were arrested in Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom has intensified its campaign against illegal aliens working and living there. Migrante Middle East coordinator John Leonard Monterona told CBCPNews, the 27 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were nabbed by the Saudi police the night of November 23, as […]

Karapatan office in Bicol raided, 4 nabbed for being “NPA recruiters”

Antipolo City, November 25, 2010—The office of local chapter of Karapatan in Camarines Norte was “ransacked” by the elements of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines last November 23 and arrested four persons found in the office, reports Karapatan national office in Quezon City. Calling the raid, “Gestapo-style,” Amaryllis “Marie” Hilao-Enriquez, […]

OFWs in Taiwan assail compulsory insurance fee

IMUS, Cavite, Nov. 22, 2010—Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan have assailed the new law making an insurance plan compulsory among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Dave Chang, chairperson of Migrante in Taiwan in a statement said the new regulation will shoo away prospective employers for it will add to their already heavy burden. “We have confirmed […]