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


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 »

Saudi deports quarter million migrants in 3 months

The sun sets behind the minarets of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AP FILE PHOTO

Saudi Arabia says it has deported “more than a quarter million” foreign migrant workers from the kingdom over the past three months.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Life is a struggle for OFWs


We received a sobering letter from an overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) mom in Italy named Darry Domingo, who is longing to see her family again. “I feel so sad. It’s really very hard to be away from your loved ones. Being an OFW is not easy. How I wish they were here with me now. I really miss my kids. I feel guilty because I am far from my kids. I want them to always remember that I love them so much and will make it up to them.”

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Marooned in Malta, 21 Filipino seamen seek help

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Twenty-one Filipino seafarers aboard a cargo ship have been adrift off the port of Malta for months and are seeking compensation from Taiwanese employers alleged to have virtually abandoned them at sea with no fuel and limited food and water.

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

July is sex-abuse probers’ target


The team tasked by the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) to look into the alleged sexual exploitation of distressed migrant workers by Philippine labor officials in the Middle East is expected to come out with the results of its fact-finding investigation in the next few weeks.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »