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OFWs struggle to see their dying parents


His dying father’s wish was to see his son one last time.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

A story of survival and surprise blessings


A cheerful Beatriz showed up for the Bantay OCW program at the Inquirer Radio studio early this month, seven years since she escaped harrowing abuse in a household in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Global Pinoy,Headlines | Read More »

Filipinos learn to cope with various crises


Exaggerated! This was the response of an overseas Filipino worker in Libya to relatives in the Philippines who were urging him to come home because they heard OFWs in that country were in grave danger.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Global Pinoy,Headlines | Read More »

If it’s quiet, it’s not normal


“It is more frightening if the neighborhood is quiet. It’s not normal.” This is the observation sent to Bantay OCW by our OFW couple working in Libya.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Global Pinoy,Headlines | Read More »

OFW’s housing woes

To own a house is a big deal for every OFW family because that would remind them of the fruits of their labor overseas. Juanillo “Jun” Martinez, a foreman for the past seven years in a construction company in Saudi Arabia, and his wife, Ning, have been looking forward to finally moving into their own house. Unfortunately, they fear they have been victimized by a bogus developer.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »