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POEA bars new deployment of workers to Ukraine

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    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is to temporarily ban the deployment of Filipinos intending to work in Ukraine in light of the mounting tension in that country.   “We will be implementing a deployment ban there for new hires,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   The Department of Foreign Affairs [...]

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

Hong Kong arrests woman in Indonesian maid abuse case

Domestic helpers and their supporters attend a protest to support 23-year-old Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. A few weeks later, a Malaysian couple was sentenced to hang for starving their Indonesian maid, Isti Komariyah, to death. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong police said they have arrested a woman accused of beating her Indonesian maid in a case that has triggered outrage over its alleged brutality.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Worker abuse by diplomats a problem, advocates say

Members and supporters from a coalition of organizations supporting domestic workers, rally outside the Indian Consulate in New York where Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general was believed to be staying after she was arrested and charged with lying on a visa form. AP

The prosecution of an Indian consular official in New York for allegedly forcing her maid to toil for little pay highlights a problem advocates say is all too common — workers for foreign governments who bring along the baggage of human trafficking to the US.

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

Envoy optimistic Filipino seafarers won’t be banned in EU vessels

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Philippine Ambassador to Belgium  and the European Union Victoria Bataclan

Philippine Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union Victoria Bataclan has expressed optimism the country’s maritime schools will pass the European Commission’s stringent safety standards.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA bars employees from receiving gifts

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POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Photo by Noy Morcoso lll/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Christmas is the season of giving, but not in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).   POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac has issued a memorandum regarding the agency’s “no gift” policy, especially during the Christmas season.   The memorandum was directed to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), private recruitment agencies, suppliers and contractors, [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Travel firms aren’t job recruiters, says POEA

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Thursday warned Filipinos wishing to work abroad about immigration consultants and travel agencies that offered overseas jobs.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saudi signs accord to protect PH maids

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines said Monday it had signed a historic agreement with Saudi Arabia that would protect thousands of Filipina maids from being exploited in the Middle Eastern kingdom.

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

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

How to deal with ‘unli-give me’ from relatives

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Many Filipinos go abroad to earn money. But after returning home, they soon find themselves broke. This prompts them to look for another job overseas—year after year after year.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

The issue of child support

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Amanda came to Bantay OCW at Radyo Inquirer to complain that her husband, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), had another family and had stopped supporting his original family.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

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