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Three Filipinos quarantined in Hong Kong over swine flu

The Department of Foreign Affairs announced today that three Filipinos were quarantined at a Hong Kong hotel, the same hotel where a swine flu-infected Mexican checked in recently. I hope our thousands of Filipino workers there take extra precautions. Here is the full press release from the DFA: The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong […]

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‘Harry and Paul’ racist slur endangers overseas Filipino workers — Migrante Int’l

After hearing from plenty of voices, let’s now hear it from OFWs themselves how they view the “Harry and Paul” incident. Published here in full is the official Migrante International press release issued some minutes ago: Sexual abuses, exploitation of Filipino domestic helpers could intensify because of BBC show’s racist depiction of Filipina maid Migrante […]

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MALAYA: Migrante hits DFA, OWWA response to stranded OFWs problem

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya March 28, 2008 OVERSEAS Filipino workers’ advocate Migrante International on Thursday assailed the “obvious lack of coordination” between the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration after the agencies put out conflicting reports on the actual number of OFWs stranded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia who are set […]

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MALAYA: Arroyo off to Hong Kong tomorrow

By REGINA BENGCO Malaya March 28, 2008 PRESIDENT Arroyo is leaving for Hong Kong on Sunday to attend the Asian Investment Conference and meet with the Filipino community. Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said Arroyo and her delegation will be back on Tuesday. Bunye said the President will meet the Filipino community Sunday evening to tell […]

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MALAYA: RP diplomats in Japan ill-equipped to help distressed OFWs — Migrante

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya March 26, 2008 MIGRANTE International on Tuesday claimed the Philippine diplomatic mission to Japan is ill-equipped to handle OFW welfare issues, including the recent murder of Cristina Mahusay Lopez-Nagano and her seven-month old son Naomasa Nagano. Cristina’s husband Masayushi Nagano is now in police custody after surrendering and admitting to […]

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