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Global financial crisis will hit army of OFW

MANILA (AFP) — There are few countries in the world where you will not find a Filipino worker. Even in tiny Iceland, one of the countries hardest hit by the financial crisis, there were 1,411 at last count.

Six million Filipino children left behind by OFW parents

by ARIES RUFO – The government should rethink its policy of promoting labor migration as a way of generating employment opportunity, as it strikes adversely into the very foundation of society, which is the family.

Remittances in first 7-month reach $9.6B

Filipinos abroad has sent home $9.6 billion through banks to their loved ones in the Philippines in the first seven months of the year, the central bank said in a statement Monday. In July alone, remittances reached $1.37 billion, a whopping 24.6 percent increase from the same period last year. Read more »

Newly-arrived Filipina teacher dies in Maryland car crash

By RODNEY J. JALECO – FORT WASHINGTON, MARYLAND – She arrived in America August 22 filled with hope and expectation of the “American Dream”. Barely a week later, Filipina teacher Erlinda Camitan Leuterio – Ellen to friends – was dead, killed in a fatal car crash on a lonely Read more »

Saudi postpones Pinoy job policy

MANILA — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has deferred for 30 days the implementation of a new hiring regulation for overseas Filipino workers until after the observance of Ramadan, a development that was welcomed by some private groups.

OFW inflows seen to hit $16 B this year

By DES FERRIOLS The Philippine Star Given the steady demand for labor especially in the Middle East, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. said he expected remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to grow more than originally projected this year.