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DOLE to submit findings on ‘sex-for-flight’ probe, Baldoz tells lawmakers

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. FILE PHOTO

The team sent by the Department of Labor and Employment is expected to submit a report on its findings on the sex-for-flight allegations against several labor officials in the Middle East, Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said on Wednesday.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Solon hits DFA anew, calls for ‘expanded probe’

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK.COM

Akbayan Representative Walden Bello on Tuesday criticized the Department of Foreign Affairs for coming up with a list showing the involvement only of staff in a “sex for flight” scheme in the Middle East and called for an expanded investigation.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

House to probe sexual exploitation of OFWs by DFA, labor execs


After securing the chairmanship for the committee on overseas workers affairs at the House of Representatives, Akbayan’s Walden Bello on Tuesday said that he would seek the investigation of the alleged sexual exploitation cases on distressed female Filipino workers in the Middle East.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 PH embassy execs in Saudi in hot water over violent dispersal of OFWs

ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio: Is the US snooping on government communications? Photo from congress.gov.ph

The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives on Thursday urged for the immediate recall of three Philippine Embassy officials following the violent dispersal of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia who were requesting for repatriation.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Gov’t urged to provide full legal aid to Filipinos imprisoned abroad

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

As the execution of a Filipina accused of smuggling illegal drugs into China loomed, a lawmaker urged the Philippine government to ensure that the cases of Filipinos imprisoned abroad are handled by competent lawyers.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »