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

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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’

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. PHOTO TAKEN 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

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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

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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

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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 »

Solon slams US-PH war games near disputed shoal

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Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The war games between the United States and the Philippines will only “heighten tension” in the West Philippine Sea, a leftwing lawmaker said Thursday.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH urged to convict embassy execs in sex scandal to boost trafficking status

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. PHOTO TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK.COM

In order to improve its status in the United States’ annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, the Philippines needs to convict embassy officials who will be found guilty of currying sexual favors from distressed female overseas Filipino workers in exchange for their repatriation, a lawmaker at the House of Representatives said Friday.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Bello warns overseas labor exec of libel

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Akbayan Partylist Representative Walden Bello on Thursday warned Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Amman, Jordan assistant labor attaché Mario Antonio of possible libel charges if the overseas welfare official continues to accuse him of being a tool of recruitment agencies.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Embassy execs linked to sex ring ordered back to Manila for probe

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday said an investigation into the “sex-for-fly” scheme involving three Philippine Embassy officials has started as he ordered the trio to come home immediately.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH should seek US help in sea dispute – Suarez

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House minority leader Danilo Suarez. Karen Boncocan/INQUIRER.net

House minority leader Danilo Suarez on Wednesday said that the administration should seek the United States’ help in strengthening its claims in territorial disputes.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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