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Pinoy same-sex couple weds in NY

Photo by Ron Soliman. Story by Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau – LIBERTY STATE PARK, New Jersey – A Filipino same-sex couple who celebrated their union with a lavish party said legal recognition makes a wedding day even more special. Newlywed couple Anna Zapata and Sharda Roodal Read more »

OFW triumph in a HK court

By Raul C. Pangalangan – A Hong Kong court recently ruled in favor of a Filipina maid’s petition for permanent residency based on Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the equivalent of the territory’s constitution. The decision pits Hong Kong’s declared commitment to the rule of law against its fears of Read more »

OFWs not ATMs, Pinay’s book says

A Filipino author recently launched the book “The Path to Remittance” Tales of Pains and Gains of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), which focuses on the message that OFWs are not automated teller machines (ATMs) or cash points. The book was written by Papias Banados, an OFW who has worked Read more »

Filipino Maid Wins HK Residency Ruling

(AP) – A Filipino maid in Hong Kong won the opening legal battle in her fight for permanent residency after a court ruled Friday that an immigration provision excluding the city’s hundreds of thousands of foreign maids was unconstitutional.

150,000 Pinoy nurses in Saudi may lose jobs

By Dennis Carcamo (philstar.com) MANILA, Philippines – At least 150,000 Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia might lose their jobs after the labor localization policy, known as Nitaqat, enters a new phase, according to a migrant workers’ rights group. Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Monterona said Saudi’s Ministry of Health (MoH) Read more »

Filipina fights HK rule denying permanent residence to domestics

By Associated Press A Filipino woman is challenging a legal provision denying permanent residency to the hundreds of thousands of foreign maids in Hong Kong in a landmark court case that sees them fighting for equal treatment with the city’s other foreign residents. A Hong Kong High Court judge Read more »

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