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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 »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

For household workers, age matters

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Vivian Avila of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, told us about the horrible experience of her 20-year-old sister, Betty, in Lebanon, when Bantay OCW called her on the air over Inquirer Radio 990 AM.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

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 »

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