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DOJ eyeing more PH embassy execs in Kuwait in human trafficking probe

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A prosecutor of the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a House of Representatives hearing that a number of high-ranking embassy officials may be allegedly involved in illegal recruitment and human trafficking of Filipinos to Kuwait.

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

Children’s charity to widen drive vs trafficking of ‘Yolanda’ victims

A young boy waits at the side of the road for fresh water surrounded by debris from Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

A UK-based children’s charity said on Friday it will expand an antihuman trafficking project in the Philippines, as fears grow that young survivors of deadly Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) are becoming easy prey.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | 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 »

3 OFWs come forward to complain of abuse

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Bolstering charges of sexual exploitation against labor officials in Philippine embassies in the Middle East, three female migrant workers came forward on Friday accusing a Filipino labor officer in Saudi Arabia of demanding sex from them in exchange for plane tickets to Manila.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Banner Story,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t urged to improve conditions at shelters for OFW

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Susan Ople, president of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, received the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Hero Award from US Secretary of State John Kerry during formal rites in Washington DC. PHOTO FROM SUSAN OPLE  * OPLE CENTER'S FB ACCOUNT/ FILE PHOTO

The government should create a specialized team to manage shelters for distressed overseas Filipino workers, a migrant laborers’ welfare advocate said Saturday.

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

Allegedly abused OFWs will file raps but seek state protection

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The overseas Filipino workers who accused Philippine Embassy officials and personnel in the Middle East of sexual abuse are willing to come out and file complaints if government could guarantee their safety, the Migrante Partylist said.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Sex in PH embassies

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It’s not just foreign employers who are abusing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Even Philippine Embassy officials are allegedly involved in the sexual exploitation of their countrymen—so says Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Japan mayor ready to apologize to comfort women

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Toru Hashimoto

The maverick mayor of Osaka on Thursday offered to meet former “comfort women” to apologize for their suffering after causing an international storm when he said they served a “necessary” role in wartime.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

American faces child abuse raps

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An American is facing child abuse and human trafficking charges for allegedly recruiting boys whom he gave money for sexual favors.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipinas Strike High Profile in SF One Billion Rising

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A large contingent of young Filipino students show up for flash mob

SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino women struck a strong presence among more than a thousand Valentine’s Day crowd of mostly women and girls of various ethnicities, who danced “flash-mob” style in front of City Hall to demand an end to violence against women.   The event held in 190 places around the world called for a billion women [...]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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