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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 »

Migrants in United Arab Emirates Get Stuck in Web of Debt

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By Jason DeParle – nytimes.com Before she arrived in this mecca of migrant labor at age 48, Evelyn Naces, a Filipino nurse, had never owned a credit card. Soon she had 14 of them — and like thousands of other foreign workers here, a trip to debtors’ prison. “When they Read more »

Leave Syria now, 17,000 Filipinos urged

By Jerome Aning The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday urged some 17,000 Filipinos, mostly women working as domestic helpers, to leave Syria due to rising cases of violence, saying it would cover the costs of their evacuation.

Another Pinoy English teacher honored in China

By Jerrie M. Abella/JV – Another Filipino teacher was honored by the Chinese government as an outstanding foreign expert for teaching English in China’s Liaoning Province.

Suicide Presents Sad Side of OFW Struggles

By Roy C. Mabasa and Jean Fernando – An alliance of overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East Thursday said the case of a migrant worker committing suicide on board a Gulf Air flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila is a sad twist of an overseas Filipino worker’s (OFW) Read more »

DOLE launches search for outstanding OFW family

By Jerrie M. Abella – The Department of Labor and Employment launched Friday the 2010 Model OFW Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) in recognition of the outstanding achievement of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and their families.