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PHL, US sign MOU on labor rights

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Philippines
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The Philippines has recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States seeking to protect Filipino employees and employers in the US by raising awareness about their rights.

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PHL domestic helpers still endure abuses, exploitation despite laws –group

Posted by jaypee 59 days ago Philippines
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Despite being rich in pro-migrant worker laws and policies, the Philippines lacks oversight and implementing mechanisms for these laws to actually benefit domestic workers.

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Trafficked Pinoy teachers in the US urged to come out in the open

Posted by jaypee 60 days ago Philippines
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Philippine officials in the United States are appealing to some 500 Filipino teachers there who were victimized by illegal recruiters to reach out to the embassy so that they could be given sufficient assistance.

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POEA warns vs. illegal recruiters plying trade at its premises

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Philippines
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Be wary of illegal recruiters, even if they claim they can take you to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration's head office.

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Thailand must stop scapegoating migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Thailand
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Last Tuesday, a pre-trial hearing was held for two fresh-faced young Burmese men who stand accused of the brutal early morning slayings in September of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, on the diving paradise island of Koh Tao.

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PHL deploys crisis management team to Yemen to assist in repatriation | Pinoy Abroad | GMA News Online

Posted by jaypee 62 days ago Philippines
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The Philippine government has sent a crisis management team to Yemen to help repatriate Filipino workers there after it raised the alert level to 3.

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52 OFWs from Libya back in PHL – OWWA 

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Philippines
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(Updated 1:01 p.m.) A total of 52 Filipino workers from Libya arrived in Manila over the weekend, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said.

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DoE gives employers 11 days for illegal migrant workers to be registered

Posted by jaypee 63 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK, 20 October 2014 (NNT) – The Department of Employment (DoE) has reminded business operators that they have only 11 days left to have their migrant workers properly registered.

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