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DFA: 33 Pinoy repatriates from Syria arriving Thursday

Posted by jaypee 13 days ago Philippines
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At least 33 Filipinos repatriated from strife-torn Syria are to arrive home on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

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Price war hits maids in the hip pocket

Posted by jacobo 13 days ago Thailand
A price war is raging in the maid industry here as agents slash their fees to attract employers - but it is the maids who are bearing the brunt. Read More
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More moves to try to register migrant labour

Posted by jacobo 13 days ago Thailand

In a video tie-up with provincial governors and deputy permanent secretary for the Interior Jarin Chakkapark, Thanchaiyan, in his role as a member of the sub-panel to oversee migrant worker issues, reported that the registration of migrant workers had gone well in Ayutthaya, Rayong, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao, Surat Thani, Samut Prakan and Songkhla provinces.

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Thais mandate migrant worker health checks

Posted by jacobo 13 days ago Thailand
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On the road to legal employment in Thailand, Cambodian migrant workers are being made to undergo check-ups that have them cough, strip and give blood and urine samples to prove they are physically and mentally sound enough to work in the country.

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Migrant worker registration drive continues

Posted by jacobo 13 days ago Thailand
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PHUKET: Officials from Thailand and Myanmar will meet next week to try to resolve problems in registering migrant workers, Lt-General Thanchaiyan Srisuwan, chief of the Supreme Command's Directorate of Operations, said yesterday.

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DFA raises alert level 3 for Afghanistan

Posted by jacobo 13 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs is encouraging Filipinos in Afghanistan to voluntarily return home, in light of the heightened tensions in that country.

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Bail granted for most Sri Lankan migrants returned by Australia

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Sri Lanka
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GALLE: A Sri Lankan court on Tuesday granted bail to 27 of 41 migrants who were returned to the country by Australia after a controversial mid-sea transfer, with one of them slamming Canberra for its lack of human rights.

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‘Live-training’ concerns put Singapore maid agencies under spotlight

Posted by jacobo 14 days ago Singapore
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Following a recent report published by Al Jazeera on June 27, the Filipino government has taken steps to protect the welfare of its domestic workers in Singapore.

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