Govt urged to help pregnant OFW raped in Saudi

MANILA—Migrant workers’ watchdog, Migrante Middle-East (ME) asked the Philippine Government to quickly extend help to a Filipina, who was gang-raped in Saudi Arabia. “A very reliable source confirmed that, based on the police’s initial investigation, the rape-survivor had had her routine check up in one of the general clinics in Dammam. When she’s walking towards […]

Seafarers, called to unite on fight for their rights and welfare

MANILA, June 25, 2011—The International Seafarers’ Action Center (ISAC) calls on different mariners’ and seafarers’ groups to intensify its struggles for their rights and welfare, as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) declares June 25 as the 1st Day for the Seafarer. In a statement, ISAC said that seafarers face myriad of problems, which solutions remain […]

Fil-Ams to help Japan calamity victims

MANILA, March 25, 2011—Filipino-Americans in the United States are once again united in helping their kababayans who have been affected by the earthquake, tsunami and radiation leaks in Japan. Filipino communities, especially those who have been engaged in the religious service, had launched their own help campaign drive for Filipinos severely affected by the catastrophe. […]

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 […]

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).