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Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

Posted by jaypee 31 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait, while it investigates the deaths of several Filipinos there.


The ban comes a day after President Rodrigo Duterte claimed abusive employers in the Gulf state had driven four domestic workers to suicide.


He said he was aware of many Filipina women who had suffered sexual abuse in the oil Read More

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Remittances seen rising 23% to $33 B this year

Posted by jaypee 137 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines — The flow of remittances to the Philippines is seen to further grow by 23 percent and eclipse last year’s record, making it the third largest remittance volume worldwide this year, the World Bank said in a report.


Based on the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, the Philippines is expected to be the third larges Read More

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ASEAN Labor Ministers to finalize draft instrument for migrant workers’ rights

Posted by jaypee 363 days ago Philippines
http://www.bworldonline.com — SENIOR labor officials attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Labor Ministers’ Retreat here from Feb. 19 to 22 are preparing to finalize the draft instrument for the implementation of a Declaration made 10 years ago to promote and protect migrant workers’ rights.



“What we have decided to submit to the ASEAN committee on the implementation of Read More

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PH, Malaysia agree to deport thousands of illegal Filipino workers from Sabah

Posted by jaypee 464 days ago Philippines
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President Duterte has confirmed a deal with Malaysia to deport thousands of illegal Filipino workers from Sabah.


In his arrival speech at the F. Bangoy International Airport in Davao City, the President said some 7,000 illegal Filipino migrants will be gradually repatriated and that the government will intervene and provi Read More

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No decision yet on Filipino maids, says official

Posted by jaypee 552 days ago Philippines
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Dubai: Discussions on sending Filipino maids to the UAE are still ongoing, contrary to local media reports that said the Philippines would soon resume allowing maids to be recruited from the country, an official said on Tuesday.


Philippine Labour Attache Ofelia Domingo on Tuesday denied reports published in some newspapers in the UAE that the Philippines is “set to lift a ba Read More

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Philippines to lift ban on domestic workers; Dh1,500 new minimum salary for maids

Posted by jaypee 553 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines is set to lift a ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE in the next few days, ‘Emarat Al Youm’ has reported.


An official in the Philippine Consulate in Dubai told Emarat Al Youm that the competent authorities in his country decided to lift the ban on Filipino domestic workers coming to the UAE and added that domestic workers can come in again Read More

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BI to deport Vietnamese illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 558 days ago Philippines
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THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered a tighter screening process of Vietnamese entering the country to ensure that they were not recruited to illegally work here by a human trafficking syndicate. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morante issued the order on Tuesday after the surrender of 78 overstaying Vietnamese who admitted working in the country for the past two to three years witho

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Protection of OFWs, especially domestic workers, urgently needed

Posted by jaypee 571 days ago Philippines
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The Center for Migrant Advocacy is urging the current administration to look into the still widespread exploitation and abuse of Filipino women migrant workers, in particular those working as domestic workers, as noted by the recently released concluding observations of the 64th Session of CEDAW (UN-Convention On the Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women) on the Philippi

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