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Human rights group hits UK for ‘slavery’ of migrants

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A domestic worker holds up her UK Overseas Domestic Worker visa. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.  PHOTO FROM HRW.ORG

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said migrant domestic workers, including Filipino women brought to the United Kingdom by their employers, are being subjected to serious abuses like forced labor.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US justice official cites use of rewards, threats in fight vs corruption

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Office of the Ombudsman or Asian Development Bank building

A former senior counsel of the US Department of Justice has cited the importance of giving incentives to reward companies that cooperate with law enforcement in fighting corruption and, on the other hand, of issuing threats to investigate those that fail to come forward with information regarding corruption.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Medalla, Valencia complete Robben Island channel crossing in less than 3 hours

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Betsy Medalla’s profile picture in her Facebook account.

They came, they saw, they conquered. Filipino athletes Betsy Medalla and Julyan Valencia triumphed in the 1st Filipino Robben Island Swim in South Africa Sunday.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Filipinos warming up for cold-water crossing

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Betsy Medalla’s profile picture in her Facebook account.

Water temperatures in and around the Robben Island channel have been hovering between 13 and 15 degrees, but Filipino swimmers Betsy Medalla and Julian Valencia are warming up to the bitter cold.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2,000 Marcos victims urged to contact Hawaii court over de-listed claims

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Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Ann Rosales (in photo) urged about 2,000 martial law victims to inform the Hawaii district court about the deletion of their names from the original list of claimants entitled to indemnification from the Marcos assets. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The names of about 2,000 martial law victims had been removed from the original list of claimants entitled to indemnification from the Marcos assets, prompting Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Ann Rosales to urge them to inform the Hawaii district court about the deletion.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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