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Bill in Congress wants song and dance program for OFWs

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OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Being away from their loved ones, overseas Filipino workers (OFW) battle homesickness and loneliness on a regular basis while working abroad.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

House bill filed for amusement of Filipinos abroad

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OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Looking after the wellbeing of overseas Filipino workers should entail more than just helping them when they are in trouble or needing to flee their host countries quickly as in Iraq or Syria.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unhappy, solons want migrants better protected

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walden-bello

Disappointed at the way labor officials handled the complaints of sexual exploitation of Filipino workers by government embassy personnel, lawmakers want to amend the Migrant Workers Act to allow for the forcible repatriation of Filipino nationals who commit crimes against fellow Filipinos abroad.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Harsher penalties sought vs PH diplomats in sex case

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walden-bello

A party-list representative, claiming that labor and foreign affairs officials had essentially closed ranks around their personnel implicated in allegations of sexual exploitation of Filipino workers abroad, is seeking more resolute action from President Aquino and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Solons bring woman’s touch to China row

DE VENECIA Alanah Torralba

Call it a woman’s touch, but the recent visit to China of a group of 12 congresswomen from the Philippines apparently moved Vice Minister Chen Fengxiang of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) to call for “more people-to-people dialogues … for the improvement of bilateral ties” between the two countries despite their competing claims in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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