MANILA, Philippines -- Migrant workers’ rights advocates urged government on Friday to immediately draw up a plan to protect an estimated 5,000 Filipinos in danger from worsening bombings and artillery exchanges along the border of Saudi Arabia and Yemen.Read More
MAKKAH: A recent survey conducted in the Makkah region found that 96.3 percent of girls who ran away from their families are Saudis, while 3.7 percent are non-Saudi. The study showed 51.9 percent are female university students, 36.4 percent high school students, and 11.7 percent middle school students.Read More
The United Arab Emirates has lifted the six-month ban on foreign workers' who opt out of their contracts before they expire, a move welcomed by the Department of Labor and Employment.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz told GMA News Online that the lifting of the ban was favorable to Filipino migrants as it would help those in unfavorable conditions find new employment immediately. Read More