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Exploited overseas and missed at home: the Pinoy migrant worker

by Sophia Ann Torres – The role of more than eight million Filipino migrant workers often takes center stage when their remittances hit a record high: they reached USD 14.4 billion in 2007. Despite being called the country’s “new heroes,” they are subjected to various forms of abuses, exploitation and Read more »

Dolphy offers book to Pinoy OFWs; talks about life and love

By REYMA BUAN-DEVEZA – Country’s King of Comedy Dolphy Vera Quizon marked his 80th birthday with the launching of his book “Dolphy: Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-Isa” last Wednesday, July 23 at The Fort in Taguig. The actor said that he dedicate his book to all the overseas Filipino workers Read more »

Pinoys in UK save on gas by biking to work

Filipinos in the United Kingdom who are also affected by the soaring prices of oil are looking for ways to save on transportation expenses. For London-based Noel Adorable, the unprecedented fuel price hike in the UK prompted him to turn to his old dependable transport service, his bicycle, which has Read more »

Pinoy waiter tells of bitter experience in Dubai

By MARIA ALETA O. NIEVA – Renato Garcia said they pawned jewelry and even the family lot in Laguna to finance his and his wife’s travel expenses to work in Dubai. “May utang pa nga kami,” said Garcia who recently returned to the Philippines after his arrest and detention in Read more »

DOLE: Job Prospects Bleak For Pinoys In U.S.

By Mayen Jaymalin – Labor Secretary Marianito Roque disclosed that employment opportunities and the quality of jobs for Filipino workers in the United States are declining. Roque said that during his recent visit in the US, he found out that many Filipinos were employed only as seasonal workers by American Read more »

Filipino migrant workers illustrate a worldwide plight

They are called the country’s “new heroes,” and with good reason. Last year alone, Filipino migrant workers sent back $14.4 billion to support their families back home and supply a valuable boost to the country’s economy. According to the United Nations, there are currently 192 million migrants working outside their Read more »