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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 »

Pinoy same-sex couple weds in NY

Photo by Ron Soliman. Story by Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau – LIBERTY STATE PARK, New Jersey – A Filipino same-sex couple who celebrated their union with a lavish party said legal recognition makes a wedding day even more special. Newlywed couple Anna Zapata and Sharda Roodal Read more »

OFW triumph in a HK court

By Raul C. Pangalangan – A Hong Kong court recently ruled in favor of a Filipina maid’s petition for permanent residency based on Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the equivalent of the territory’s constitution. The decision pits Hong Kong’s declared commitment to the rule of law against its fears of Read more »