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 […]

Migrante-ME warns of arbitrary raids in Saudi

QUEZON City, Nov. 5, 2010—Migrante Middle East, an alliance of Filipino workers based in Middle East, has sounded the alarm over arbitrary raids in Saudi, in guise of the Kingdom’s anti-drug campaign, but only to crackdown illegal or undocumented migrant workers staying there. Migrante-ME regional coordinator John Monterona told CBCPNews in an email, that his […]

14 OFWs in Saudi arrested in ‘practicing’ religion

MANILA, October 5, 2010—Migrante Middle East (ME) appealed to the government to help 14 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrested by the Saudi cultural police due to participating in a Christian worship. John Leonard Monterona, regional coordinator of Migrante-ME told CBCPNews that the 14 OFWs, whose names are yet to be verified, were included to more […]

Migrants’ group accuses MECO, POEA of human trafficking

The Asian Pacific Mission for Migrants (APPM) has charged the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), the Philippines’ quasi-labor body in Taiwan and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) of human trafficking as the agencies allowed 13 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to sign an addendum in a contract with a Taiwanese company, which Taiwanese law had declared illegal since 1999.

In light of delayed repatriation of OFWs remains Migrante urges Congress to probe OWWA, DFA funds

Migrant workers’ watchdog Migrante International urges the Congress to investigate the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) on how they spent their funds and why they have failed in bringing dozens of frozen cadavers of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Mid-east and other parts of Asia, home.

Suspensiyon sa mandatoryong Pag-IBIG membership, ikinatuwa ng OFWs

Ikinagalak ng grupong Migrante Middle East ang desisyon ni Pangalawang Pangulong Jejomar C. Binay na suspendihin ang kautusan ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) na mandatoryong pagpapamiyembro ng mga overseas Filipino worker (OFW) sa Home Mutual Development Fund o mas kilala sa tawag na Pag-IBIG Fund.

OFWs laud VP Binay’s decision to suspend mandatory Pag-IBIG membership

International migrants’ watchdog, Migrante International commends Vice President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) chair Jejomar Binay on his decision to suspend the implementation of the mandatory Home Mutual Development (Pag-IBIG) Fund for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).