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There’s more to life than work and money

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Bantay OCW partners are being heard regularly over Inquirer Radio from different parts of the world. Like Arlene Andes in Belgium and Berly Tugas in Paris, they share interesting stories about Buhay Pinoy Overseas.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Rescue with benefits

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It is human nature to be helpful. We witnessed this when the Philippines was affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”). Help came from different nations—money, food, water, medical volunteers and materials for housing, among others.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Mobile phone language settings changed

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We often hear complaints about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East whose mobile phones have been confiscated. That is why OFWs who have learned their lesson bring two mobile phones with them. If their employers confiscate their phone, they have a spare one to use in times of emergency.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Passport stamps don’t lie

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HALL OF FAME Susan K. receives Gawad Tanglaw award at ceremonies in San Juan de Letran in Calamba, Laguna, Bantay OCW’s 6th straight win as Best Public Service program.

JP, married with two children, is a marine officer in a cruise line. His wife hates the idea of separation, even a temporary one. She opposed JP’s decision to work as a seafarer. But JP promised his wife that it would not take long. He needed to earn a substantial amount in a short period of time to pay off their debts and enroll their children in good schools.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

A fixer, a lady driver and now an abandoned OFW

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Winnie (not her real name) used to assist other aspirants for overseas work facilitate the release of their documents from government agencies for a fee.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Beaten, detained and starved

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Twenty-seven-year-old Irene dela Virgen appeared at the studio of Inquirer Radio with tales of the horror she suffered in Saudi Arabia. She was detained, beaten, starved and received no salaries from her three employers.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Resolving conjugal money issues

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Why do we need to account for our spouse’s remittances? First of all, money issues are the leading cause of marital conflicts—particularly among overseas workers.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Detained and starved abroad allegedly part of training?

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From Athens, Greece, Bantay OCW received an overseas call from overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Marilyn (not her real name), who wanted to seek assistance for her niece Irene, an OFW in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Wives should learn how to make a list

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In the year 2013, demands for financial support or non-support cases involving overseas Filipino workers made up the bulk of issues handled by Bantay OCW.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Female OFWs attack fellow Filipina in Saudi

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Siblings Shaie and Claire were in tears when they reported to Inquirer Radio dzIQ that their sister Princess Ann was behind bars in Saudi Arabia. As the story is told, Princess had problems in her work place. She was reportedly locked inside the stock room and beaten black and blue by three Filipino women, along with another female janitor. Princess fought back, grabbed a scissor and stabbed one of her attackers.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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