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By Dheza Marie Aguilar – When I left the Philippines in 2009, I was full of hatred at an inefficient bureaucratic system and desperate to be reunited with the man I love. When my parents brought me to the airport, I hurried my goodbyes, itching to step into the Read more »

Sun to shine after storm for Filipino housemaids

By Ramona Ruiz – DUBAI // Filipinos will be spreading some Christmas cheer to 80 domestic workers in Dubai who have spent weeks at a women’s shelter. “It’s going be very simple this year,” said Alan Bacason, the president of FilCom, an umbrella organisation for Filipino community groups in Dubai Read more »

Filipino Teachers’ Broken American Dream

By Amelia Pang WASHINGTON—Over 1,000 Filipino teachers have come to work in Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland. Many were recruited by the school board while in the Philippines, with promises of a better life. “The irony is my life has not gotten better, it has gotten Read more »

‘OFW-friendly’ countries

By Estrella Torres, BusinessMirror – MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued the list of 125 countries where Filipino workers can be deployed and 41 countries where sending of workers will have to be reconsidered owing to their failure to adopt domestic laws that protect migrant Read more »

Family, church important to Pinoys

BY DOUGLAS TODD, VANCOUVER SUN OCTOBER 17, 2011 – “DON’T FORGET MOM. SEND MONEY HOME.” That’s the chiding message, in all caps, from one of the many ads in Filipino newspapers, which can be found stacked in ethnic shops throughout many east Vancouver neighbourhoods. The omnipresent ads promote a serious Read more »

Pinoy nurses seeking jobs in US declining

By Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – The number of Filipino nurses seeking jobs in the United States dropped in the third quarter of the year, a lawmaker said yesterday. LPGMA party-list Rep. Arnel Ty said only 1,370 Filipino nurses indicated their desire to seek employment in Read more »