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Fil-Am lawyer seeks speedier release of legal assistance to Pinoys in distress abroad

Posted by jacobo 879 days ago Philippines
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Filipino-American philanthropist Atty. Loida Nicolas Lewis, who has been helping Filipinos in jails abroad, said Philippine ambassadors should have direct access to the government's Legal Assistance Fund (LAF), used to help imprisoned Filipinos overseas.

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80% of victims repatriated after seeking help from human trafficking hotline 1343

Posted by jacobo 879 days ago Philippines
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The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) said about 80 percent of the victims who sought help from the Philippine government's human trafficking hotline 1343 were repatriated to the country.

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Migrant Women Still Suffer Discrimination

Posted by jacobo 879 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
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Some 41.3 percent of foreign-born women married to Korean men say they have experienced discrimination, according to a 2012 survey by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. The figure rose 4.9 percentage points from 36.4 percent in 2009.

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Morrison Calls For Behaviour Protocols For Asylum Seekers

Posted by jacobo 879 days ago Australia
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A Liberal backbencher has accused his party of ''vilifying'' asylum seekers after the Coalition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, called for ''behaviour protocols'' for those released into the community.

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Govt unmoved by torture claims in Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka detention

Posted by jacobo 879 days ago Australia
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Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has released a statement affirming Australia will continue to return failed asylum seekers to Sri Lanka after a damning report of the country's detention centres by Human Rights Watch.

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Party-list group Migrante urges undocumented OFWs to apply for amnesty

Posted by jacobo 879 days ago Philippines
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MIGRANTS rights group Migrante on Tuesday called on all undocumented Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia to apply for its amnesty program.

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Services workers to get job flexibility

Posted by jacobo 879 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - Foreign workers in the services sector will be able to take on more roles and responsibilities, beyond what they were hired for, come July when a job-flexibility scheme is extended to them.

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Kyrgyzstan faces outflow of workforce

Posted by jacobo 879 days ago Kyrgyzstan
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Head of the Kyrgyz state-run Center for Employment of Citizens Abroad Nurdin Tinayev has said that each year about 700,000 citizens of Kyrgyzstan move to Russia.

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