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Online plea launched against Philippines remittance law

By Janice Ponce de Leon/gulfnews.com – A Filipino rights group in the UAE has launched an online petition to junk a controversial remittance draft law that would compel them to send money to their legal dependents or risk non-renewal of their passports. The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Family Party-list, Read more »

OFWs and their families to be taught financial literacy, entrepreneurship

By Ibarra C. Mateo/GMANews.com – A consortium of international organizations, led by the United Nations and the European Union, together with the Philippine government, on Thursday launched the three-year “joint migration and development initiative” focused on teaching financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills among overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and their Read more »

Bill seeking to ban Pinay helpers from working in HK slammed

via gmanetwork.com – A political party in Hong Kong is planning to push a bill that will ban Filipina domestic helpers from working there, to force President Benigno Aquino to apologize for the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy. But this early, the move is not getting support from groups in Hong Read more »

DOLE plans to end deployment of maids overseas in 5 years

By Jerry E. Esplanada/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The government is seriously considering a plan to end the deployment of Filipino domestic helpers abroad over a period of five years. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration head Hans Leo Cacdac told the Inquirer in an interview that Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has Read more »


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 »