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Group notes lack of legal safeguards for Filipino maids in UAE


“They slap me in the face and kick me. They have a stick for you. If I make a small mistake they would hit parts of my body – back legs, back and head. Sir would slap or punch me in the face. If they come back from the mall and I am not finished they would beat me.”

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFW groups seek TRO on integration of NAIA terminal fee into airfare


Several groups of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) asked the Pasay City Regional Trial Court, on Tuesday, to issue a temporary restraining order, stopping the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) from implementing the integration of the airport terminal fee in the cost of international airline tickets starting Nov. 1.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Absence of labor laws, sponsorship system in UAE left domestics open to abuse–report

UAE domestic workers abused

The absence of labor law protections and a sponsorship system that “chains domestic workers to their employers” have resulted in “overworked, underpaid, and abused” workers at the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a report released Thursday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Balik-Manggagawa Online System helps ease long queue to POEA


I will only have 4-day vacation in March next year and it will be from Thursday to Monday. I do not know where to squeeze the day to get my OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate). My Owwa (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) fee is good for two years as well as Philhealth and Pag-ibig. That was my problem a few days ago. I tweeted Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Hans Leo Cacdac on October 14. After a few minutes he tweeted: Just on a vacation? I suggest you get an oec via http://bmonline.poea.gov.ph.

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

DFA: Alert level 3 up for Filipinos in Yemen


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Tuesday that Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation) has been raised in Yemen due to the ongoing conflict in the country cause by rebels and terrorists.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »