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An OFW’s story: 11 hours of terror in Libya

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Smoke billows behind an industrial compound in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, as war rages between rival militias. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DANILO PICANTE

What began as a normal working day for overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Danilo Picante, 47, a heavy equipment mechanic working in Libya, turned into an 11-hour long nightmare of being trapped in the middle of a raging gunfight between rival militias within the capital city of Tripoli.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

There’s life after Libya, OFWs told

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Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva. tesda.gov.ph photo

There is life after Libya, said Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) director general Joel Villanueva as he urged reluctant Filipinos in the conflict-torn country to come home.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs in Libya urged: Choose lives over jobs

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Herminio Coloma Jr.: Your life before your job.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lives first before jobs. Malacañang on Tuesday made this appeal to Filipinos in Libya as fighting between rival militias in the north African country intensified.

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

OFWs: Jobs in Libya better than coming home

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Wency Ledesma and another worker show the photos taken with their cellphones, of an armed Libyan rebel and the war-torn Benghazi in Libya upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after being repatriated Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Pasay City. OFWs in Libya prefer to stay in the strife-torn North African country because they have “better chances of surviving” there than in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya prefer to stay in the strife-torn North African country because they have “better chances of surviving” there than in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Most aging Filipino caregivers can’t afford to retire

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Most elderly Filipino caregivers in the Los Angeles area work past retirement age due to the lack of employment protection and benefits, the inability to save up for retirement and the continuing need to provide financial help to their families, according to a policy report authored by three California-based researchers.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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