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Bending rules for human trafficking

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Philippines
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How was it possible for a 16-year-old girl to have passed through stringent government rules and procedures in the Philippines to end up as a maltreated domestic worker in the Middle East?

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Filipinos in Libya: We can survive war, not joblessness

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Fearing joblessness, more than 11,000 Filipinos choose to remain in Libya even as a 1,500-seater ship is set to ferry them by Friday, August 8, out of the country at the brink of civil war.

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War or want: Why some Pinoys won't leave Libya

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - More than 11,000 Filipinos still remain in strife-torn Libya, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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DFA seeks to suspend overseas voter registration in war-torn areas

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs - Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) is asking the Commission on Elections to immediately suspend overseas voter registration in strife-torn areas - Libya, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and the Gaza strip.

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6 Pinoy-Japanese appeal for Japanese citizenship

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - Six descendants of Japanese who live in the Philippines will leave for Japan on Tuesday to appeal for official recognition as Japanese citizens from the Tokyo Family Court, an organization helping them said Monday.

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Pinoy workers 'would rather take chances in Libya'

Posted by jacobo 26 days ago Philippines
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MANILA - More than 11,000 Filipinos in Libya have ignored appeals to evacuate, with many apparently choosing to take their chances in the war-torn country rather than risk unemployment at home, a foreign department spokesman said Monday.

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Thousands of Filipinos refuse to leave Libya jobs

Posted by jacobo 27 days ago Philippines
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Del Rosario said only 1,700 Filipinos have signed up to be repatriated from the Libyan cities of Benghazi and Misarata as well as the capital, Tripoli, after the Philippines called for the mandatory evacuations of its nationals from the North African nation.

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DFA to OFWs: Exit routes closing fast, leave Libya now

Posted by jacobo 28 days ago Philippines
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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday urged thousands of Filipino workers in Libya to leave the strife-torn nation now while they still can, warning that the remaining exit routes were closing fast.

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