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Amnesty Int’l accuses Qatar of failing to protect domestic workers

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An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labor practices as it gears up to host the 2022 World Cup.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Burj Khalifa goes dark to join worldwide celebration of Earth Hour

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The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, went dark for sixty minutes to take part in Earth Hour Saturday. Photo by Matikas Santos/ INQUIRER.net

The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), went dark for an hour Saturday to join the worldwide celebration of Earth Hour.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,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 »

OFW’s wife is family breadwinner

Gina Octubre, the wife of an overseas Filipino worker in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, returned to Bantay OCW on Inquirer Radio to seek further assistance regarding the whereabouts and condition of her husband.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Alleged kidnap victim in Dubai went to Bangkok

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Last June, we wrote about the case of Jerlyn Montoya, an overseas worker who supposedly went missing a day after her arrival in Dubai in 2004.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Kidnapping is a serious crime

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The Philippine consul general in Dubai, Frank Cimafranca, responded to our earlier story about an overseas Filipino worker who was kidnapped nine years ago and is still missing.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

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OFW kidnapped 9 years ago still missing

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It was in 2004 when Jelyn arrived in Dubai to work as a hotel staffer. Then 22, Jelyn was full of hope. She looked forward to giving her family a better life.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Lawmaker calls for new probe on death of Filipina in Dubai

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A reinvestigation on the death of overseas Filipino worker Alona Bagayan must be conducted, after autopsy reports cast doubt on official findings from Dubai that she had committed suicide there by jumping from the fifth floor of a building, Akbayan partylist Rep. Walden Bello said on Tuesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Financial support channeled through mistress

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Mary Jean, whose husband Rogelio works in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, visited the Bantay OCW program at Radio Inquirer (990 AM) for possible assistance related to the financial support that her husband sends them through his mistress.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

PH nurses to the rescue

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DIAL 999 Geoffery Panganiban in front of one of the smaller ambulances of the Dubai Corporation of Ambulance Services, where he works as a prehospital emergency nurse.

A man dials 999. Hazel Margarita Parado takes the call. Geoffrey Panganiban, part of a three-man ambulance team, prepares for dispatch. It is an emergency hotline in Dubai.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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