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Lawmaker seeks probe of illegal foreign workers in PH

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Hon. Raymond Democrito Mendoza

Too many foreign workers are apparently coming into the country illegally and taking jobs away from Filipinos, according to TUCP party list Rep. Raymond Democrito Mendoza, who said authorities must review labor and immigration laws to address the matter.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

House should have role in increased US presence talks – Biazon

Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon: A normal thing. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives should have a role in the talks for increased American forces presence in the country, especially as the lower chamber has the power of the purse, a former Armed Forces chief turned lawmaker said.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Death penalty bill vs foreign drug traffickers moves to House plenary

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A bill that imposes possible death penalty against foreign drug traffickers in the country advances to the plenary in the House of Representatives.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

House body to look into maltreatment of Filipino workers in Saudi

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The committee on overseas workers’ affairs at the House of Representatives will investigate alleged abuses committed against Filipinos in Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on undocumented workers, the committee’s head said on Wednesday as he called on the Philippine government to do more to protect Filipinos in that country.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 lawmakers from same OFW partylist fight over pork allocations

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

A war over “pork” has erupted between two neophyte congressmen representing the same partylist group.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US rushing PH to approve military access agreement, says leftist lawmaker

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

A lawmaker warned the US has been rushing the Philippines into signing an agreement that would allow US military to have access to the country’s military facilities.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Lawmaker wants to cut DoLE’s budget for not acting on OFW sexual abuse

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. PHOTO TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK.COM

Heads must roll, or else. Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello threatened, on Wednesday, to have the Department of Labor and Employment’s proposed P10.5 billion budget for 2014 cut by 25 percent if it would not pursue criminal or administrative penalties against personnel implicated in the alleged sexual exploitation of distressed Filipino workers in Middle East countries.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

House to probe sexual exploitation of OFWs by DFA, labor execs

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After securing the chairmanship for the committee on overseas workers affairs at the House of Representatives, Akbayan’s Walden Bello on Tuesday said that he would seek the investigation of the alleged sexual exploitation cases on distressed female Filipino workers in the Middle East.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bill liberalizing entry of foreign vessels in PH filed

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Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After President Benigno Aquino III pushed for the amendment of the cabotage law in his State of the Nation Address, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez filed a measure to liberalize the entry of foreign vessels in the country and to allow them to engage in coastwise trade.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

OFW party-list in quandary over who will take second House seat

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OFW Family Club (OFWFC) logo

An organization that claims to provide assistance to distressed overseas Filipino workers won two seats the House of Representatives in the May 13 elections.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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