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PH migrants express support for HK protests

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Filipino migrants and progressive Filipino organizations in China’s Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau expressed their solidarity with massive people’s protests in Hong Kong that call for reforms and democratization amid “worsening economic conditions”. The group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Hong Kong & Macau (Bayan-HKM – New Patriotic Alliance) also condemned the governments of [...]

What’s up, Hong Kong?

Aaron Ceradoy

When the request for a column about what is now happening in Hong Kong came in, I was honestly stumped about what to write. Should I write about the issue, or issues, the protesters are carrying? For indeed, while many may think that life is bliss in Hong Kong, the people here have legitimate issues [...]

Paniningil ng terminal fee, tinutulan ng mga OFW

Tinututulan ng mga OFW ang awtomatikong paniningil ng mga terminal fee sa airline tiket simula Oktubre 1. Dapat exempted ang mga OFW sa nasabing buwis.

Ipinoprotesta ng grupo ng Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) ang awtomatikong paniningil ng P550 terminal fee sa airline tickets. Nabuo ang bagong patakaran sa isang Memorandum of Agreement na nilagdaan ng Manila International Airport Authority o MIAA at mga airline carrier, at agarang ipapatupad sa Oktubre 1. Ngunit sa ilalim ng Republic Act 10022 o Migrant [...]

OFWs, namemeligro sa giyerang-sibil sa Libya

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Labis na nakukulangan ang Migrante International sa tugon ng administrasyong Aquino sa sitwasyon ng aabot sa 13,000 Pilipino na naiipit ngayon sa lumalalang giyerang-sibil sa Libya. Sinabi ni Garry Martinez, tagapangulo ng Migrante International, na masyadong pasibo ang mga hakbang ng gobyerno para ilikas ang mga overseas Filipino worker (OFWs) na nanganganib ngayon sa naturang [...]

Photos & Text | Fil-Ams have ‘no trust’ in Aquino

Filipino-Americans in San Francisco reading informational materials during a rally held in time for President Aquino's State of the Nation Address. Ryan Sin

Filipino-American activists held protests across the United States of America during the week of Benigno Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address, pointing out that they have “no trust” in the Philippine president due to corruption. In a statement, Rhonda Ramiro, BAYAN USA Vice Chairperson said, “Corruption in the Philippines will never be eradicated while the [...]

Was DAP partly sourced from OFW funds? — Migrante

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Did part of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) that the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional come from funds of Overseas Filipino Workers? Migrante International, an organization of Filipino migrants and their families, called on the Aquino administration to reveal the true source of funds used for DAP, and suspects that part of it may have come [...]

Pinay OFW na biktima ng pambubugbog sa Hongkong lumantad

Ang OFW na si Rowena Uychiat Kontribusyon

Tila hindi natatapos ang listahan ng mga binubugbog na overseas workers  sa bansang Hongkong,  matapos lumantad ang isang Pilipina at ibunyag ang pananakit at pang-aabusong dinanas niya sa kamay ng kanyang  amo. Tumakas si Rowena Uychiat mula sa pagmamalupit ng kanyang amo at humingi ng tulong sa Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW), isang organisasyong umaayuda [...]

Mga guro, tuloy ang paglaban sa human trafficking

Nagsampa ng kaso sa Department of Justice laban sa ilegal na rekruter ang pangalawang batch ng mga gurong nabiktima ng human trafficking. Photo courtesy Migrante International

Tuloy ang laban ng mga guro na naging biktima ng human trafficking sa Estados Unidos at laban sa ilegal na rekruter nito. Isang press conference ang isinagawa ng Migrante International kasama ang 20 nabiktimang guro na nasa Pilipinas, at maging ang mga nananatili pa sa US sa pamamagitan ng Skype, sinabi nilang resolbado sila na [...]

For Irene

Aaron Ceradoy

Exactly a week ago, Dr. Irene Fernandez died. Since then, countless messages and tributes have poured in from around the world, offering their condolences to Dr. Fernandez’s family and commemorating her achievements. From national organizations in Malaysia, regional groups in Asia and international formations, the messages were filled with how Dr. Fernandez contributed to the [...]

Nang Piniling Magsulat ng Migrante sa Malaking Mansanas

Jonna

“To write is already to choose.” Hindi ako nag-CEGP (College Editors Guild of the Philippines), pero madalas ko itong naririnig at nababasa noon sa mga kaibigan at kakilalang nagsusulat sa mga pahayagan noong nasa kolehiyo. At dahil mahilig din naman magsulat, at dahil nakapagsulat din naman ng ilang akda noong nasa konseho ng mga mag-aaral sa [...]

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