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Schoolgirl told to choose: Country or parents

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Arlan and Sarah Calderon hug their daughter Noriko farewell. TOKYO, Japan (CNN) — The clicking of dozens of news cameras drowned out the sobs of the 13-year-old girl, but her face explained what was happening in the departure hall of Japan’s Narita International Airport.

Filipinos march in HK

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The comments angered a large chunk of the more than 120,000 Filipinos who live in Hong Kong, mostly as low-paid domestic workers. — PHOTO: REUTERS HONG KONG- MORE than 1,000 Filipinos marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against a local magazine columnist who described the Philippines as Read more »

Pinoy teachers in US use blog to air grievances vs recruiter

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A group of Filipino migrant teachers in the US have started to use a blog to express their various grievances against their recruiter. “We gave all that we could, so we can start building a dream for ourselves and our families. We discovered however that the beautiful pictures that were Read more »

History lessons for Filipino expatriates

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By Random Jottings WITH Filipino overseas workers easily the nation’s biggest and best export brand, it is important to note that they also serve on the global frontline as the nation’s best ambassadors.

RP nurses seeking US jobs number 15,000 in first 9 months of ’08

A TOTAL of 15,079 Filipinos took the United States licensure examination for nurses for the first time from January to September 2008, indicating they wanted to seek employment in America, former senator Ernesto Herrera, secretary-general of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), disclosed Thursday.

Pinoy IT workers in Taiwan enjoy good pay, perks

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By Patricia Esteves TAIPEI – For Edward, a native of Cavite, coming to work here has been a good career move. A design engineer, Edward moved to Taiwan in 2006 to work in a research and development technology firm that manufactures and supplies power electronics for notebook PCs (personal computers). Read more »