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Pinoy seafarers stranded for months on Delaware River

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Philippines
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REDWOOD CITY, California – A cargo ship carrying 18 Filipino seamen has been stuck in the Delaware River in Philadelphia for almost three months and it may stay there until its Greek owner foots the bill for repairs.

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Chartered ship to sail to Libya to repatriate Pinoys

Posted by jacobo 23 days ago Philippines
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ALLETTA - The Philippine Rapid Response Team (RRT) in Malta led by Consul General Leila Lora-Santos of the Philippine Embassy in Rome confirmed with ABS-CBN Europe News that the chartered ship to pick up stranded overseas Filipino workers and their families in Libya will sail from an undisclosed port in Southeastern Europe on Saturday morning to go to Bengha

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Surge in unpaid maid cases

Posted by jacobo 24 days ago Bahrain
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SIXTEEN housemaids have been given sanctuary at a women's shelter in the last four weeks, making it the highest figure recorded within eight months.

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Illegal overseas labor agencies to be closed

Posted by jacobo 24 days ago Indonesia
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The city administration will close down all unlicensed labor agencies providing jobs overseas due to the rampant extortion of, and violence against, migrant workers.

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Group says migration increased after ‘Sendong’, ‘Pablo’

Posted by jacobo 25 days ago Philippines
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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) – Two typhoons that hit Mindanao in recent years have driven more people to seek work abroad, a group said in a summit here Thursday.


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Pinoys in Iraq safe amid air strikes, DFA says

Posted by jaypee 25 days ago Philippines
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The estimated 900 Filipinos in Iraq remained safe, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Charles Jose said Friday, adding the reported air strikes were conducted away from known Filipino communities.

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Protect foreign workers: activists

Posted by jacobo 25 days ago Taiwan
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Migrant worker rights activists and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lin Shu-fen (林淑芬) yesterday called on the government to better protect the rights of foreign migrant workers injured at work, especially during the recovery period, as many are forced to return to work or face the threat of deportation before they fully recover.

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Leave childcare to Thais, doctor urges

Posted by jacobo 25 days ago Thailand
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Ayutthaya — A paediatrician is concerned about parents hiring migrant workers as babysitters, saying they put their children's development at risk at a crucial early age. 

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