OFW News

MALAYA: Jonas ma gets support of Obama, McCain

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya March 10, 2008 THE mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos has obtained expressions of support from the offices of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who is leading the Democratic presidential nomination and Republican presidential nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain. “The offices that we have visited showed a great concern on the […]

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Rally fever spreads nationwide, across the world

To its own credit, the Arroyo administration has been successful in agitating Filipinos to rebel against its brazen corruption and cover up. With President Arroyo refusing the face the media and the public, as well as the Ombudsman, to answer questions on her role in the ZTE-NBN scandal, more Filipinos are now ready to take […]

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Kosovo declares independence from Serbia

A few minutes ago, Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaci announced the independence of Kosovo which was immediately approved by their parliament.  In so doing, Kosovo has become the newest independent state in the world. Reuters reports on the event: Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on Sunday, ending a long chapter in the bloody breakup of […]

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MALAYA: GMA orders exemption to MC No. 4 for white collars

By JOCELYN D. MONTEMAYOR and ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya February 13, 2008 PRESIDENT Arroyo ordered the “relaxing” of requirements for the direct hiring of white-collar workers for overseas jobs to ensure the faster processing of their papers, employment and eventual departure. Arroyo, during the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Cabinet Group meeting in Malacañang, ordered […]

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MALAYA: HK OFWs band to protest bond

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya February 7, 2008 SIXTY-five OFW groups representing more than 130,000 Filipinos toiling in Hong Kong as domestics and professionals have formed a coalition calling on the government to rescind a memorandum requiring foreign employers to pay $8,000 in fees to directly hire Filipino workers. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration requires […]

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