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2 to 3 OFWs subjected to physical, sexual abuse daily in Kuwait, group says

Posted by jacobo 957 days ago Philippines
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There are two to three Filipino workers who are subjected to physical and sexual abuse in Kuwait per daily-monitoring basis, migrants’ rights group said.

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Pinoy migrants, church may end Malaysia government's Borneo vote bank

Posted by jacobo 957 days ago Philippines
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KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia - Housewife Fawziah Abdul wants to thank former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad for making her a citizen 10 years after she illegally slipped into Borneo from the southern Philippines in search of a better life.

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Illegal OFWs can register as absentee voters

Posted by jacobo 957 days ago Philippines
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There is no truth that undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are not qualified to register as overseas absentee voters, migrants’ rights group said.

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Senate OKs harsher anti-trafficking bill

Posted by jacobo 957 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philipines - Attempts to commit various human trafficking-related activities such as recruitment, selling and transporting persons are now crimes under a new Senate-backed bill, which has been unanimously approved on third and final reading.

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Senate OKs amendments to anti-human trafficking law

Posted by jacobo 957 days ago Philippines
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A tougher anti-human trafficking law will soon be on hand after the Senate approved on third and final reading Monday a bill putting more teeth to the government's campaign.

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DFA Urged: Monitor OFW Situation

Posted by jacobo 957 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines — The Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) yesterday urged the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to look into reports that 20 Filipino nurses and medical staff working in a hospital in Misurata City in northwestern Libya were pulled out as battle has raged anew between pro and anti-Gaddafi forces.

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Binay: Contract of HSWs in Saudi will become model for future deals

Posted by jacobo 958 days ago Philippines
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THE new Standard Employment Contract (SEC) between Filipino domestic helpers and their employers in Saudi Arabia will become a model for future contracts in other countries where Filipino household service workers (HSWs) are assigned.

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22 Filipino nurses missing in Libya

Posted by jacobo 958 days ago Philippines
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Twenty-two Filipino nurses were reportedly missing on Friday in war-torn Libya, migrants’ rights group based in Middle East said.

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