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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 »

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.