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Filipina maid faces adultery rap in UAE

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A Filipina domestic helper was slapped with an adultery charge Sunday after giving birth at the bathroom of her employer’s home in Al-Nouf, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates last week.

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

Dubai eyes 120-million passenger capacity at second airport

World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. AP FILE PHOTO

Dubai has relaunched an ambitious project to develop its second airport, touted originally as the world’s largest, to handle 120 million passengers a year.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Held hostage by her employer


Nora Ursabia of Davao City sent an SMS (text message) to Bantay OCW. Ursabia, who said she read Inquirer every day in the Department of Education office in Davao City where she worked, has a sister in Dubai whose contract ended in March.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

No ban on UAE deployment of domestic workers with verified contracts

Hans Leo Cacdac

There is no ban on the deployment of household service workers to the United Arab Emirates despite the UAE government’s adoption of a new policy that bars foreign embassies from verifying the work contracts of their nationals.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA suspends deployment of maids to UAE


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will temporarily stop the processing of Filipino household service workers’ (HSW) contracts for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following a new contract policy implemented by the latter, suspending contract verification of HSWs.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »