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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 [...]

Wala pa ring hustisya ang mga Pinoy na biktima ng human trafficking sa US

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Pangkaraniwang guro si Ginang Loel Naparato, 48. Nagtuturo siya sa Old Balara Elementary School sa Quezon City. Pero tulad ng maraming guro, lalo na sa pampublikong mga paaralan, hindi sumasapat ang suweldo niya para sa pamilya. Isang araw, habang nag-i-Internet, natisod siya sa isang patalastas na nag-eenganyo sa mga tulad niya na magtrabaho sa Amerika [...]

‘Nasaan ang serbisyo sa maralita, OFWs’?: Taas-singil sa Philhealth, pinatitigil

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Matagal nang tindera sa labas ng Philippine General Hospital si Elena Palma Politico, 71. Pero kahit malapit sa itinuturing na pinaka-abanteng pampublikong ospital sa bansa, tila di abot-kaya sa kanya ang serbisyong pangkalusugan sa bansa. May Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) card si Nanay Elena. Pero dahil sa kalagayan niya sa buhay, hindi niya mabayaran [...]

Throwback Nightmare

Aaron Ceradoy

Throwback Thursday is a Facebook culture that is fun and makes one feel sentimental. Meanwhile, the forced remittance bill is a throwback nightmare that is all about raising funds for the government and makes one feel nothing but contempt for its proponents. House Bill 3576 authored by former ambassador Roy Señeres from the party-list group [...]

Migrante to Aquino gov’t: rescue ‘trafficked and captive’ PH workers in Malaysia

Filipino-Americans rally in support of undocumented workers, in this MIgrante International file photo.

Malaysia is one of the most common destinations of trafficked Filipino workers, mostly women, according to Migrante International, a global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and families. It is also one of the most common “transit points” of trafficked Filipinos on their way to other parts of Asia. Recently, however, their safety and security [...]

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