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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.

Filipino Migrant Workers Day

Despite the speeches about overseas Filipino workers being heroes of our country, not very many really care about them.

Noynoy asked to stop ‘forced migration’ of Pinoys

By Jerrie Abella – Overseas Filipinos have asked President-apparent Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to work toward self-sufficiency and the creation of local jobs so that migration would no longer be a “forced option.”

Filipino Seafarers to Undergo Anti-Piracy Training

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has ordered its seafarers, who constitute about a third of the world’s commercial sailors, to go through anti-piracy training before they will be allowed to board ships, the labor secretary said Monday.

Phuket Pinoy sports fest underway

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PHUKET, Thailand: The second stage of the four-part “Pinoy Sports Fest 2009” will take place at the QSI International School on Sunday, May 24.