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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 »

Caregiver, millionaire

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By RAMONA ALVIR as told to CANDICE Y. CEREZO, OFW Journalism Consortium – I will never forget Edward Fabish; he made me rich. I never thought things would turn out this way. Eight years ago, I was working as a stenographer at the Manila Prosecutors’ Office in City Hall. Read more »

No sign yet of reduced overseas demand for Filipino workers

THE DEPARTMENT of Labor and Employment (DoLE) yesterday assured that demand for overseas Filipino workers, or OFWs, remains stable, despite the global economic slowdown, even as the government prepares for a “worst case scenario” of a sudden influx of thousands of such workers should they be laid off.