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Duterte admin giving returning OFWs 'VIP treatment' – Roque

May 30, 2020 - 3:07 PM

Malacañang responds to a labor group that condemned the government for its 'garbage-like treatment' of migrant Filipino workers

Returning OFWs who finished thier prolonged mandatory quarantine queue outside the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange on May 28, 2020, to return to their respective provinces through the Balik Probinsya program. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The International Organization of Migration in Libya says, a 'wooden boat carrying around 250 people, including women and children, sank some 5 nautical miles from the coast'

Handout picture taken and released on July 5, 2019 by German migrant rescue NGO Sea-Eye, shows members of the German migrant rescue charity NGO Sea-Eye (L) approaching an overloaded rubber boat spotted in international waters off the Libyan coast. The blue dinghy lacked sufficient drinking water for the 64 men and one woman, and there was no satellite phone or navigation aid on board, the group said in a statement. Fabian Heinz / sea-eye.org / AFP

Filipino-Canadians demand justice for slain farmers in Negros

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:01 AM

The protest outside the Philippine Consulate in Toronto also calls for end to Canadian military aid to the Philippines

Photo by Marites Sison

'A national shame': The death and homecoming of Joanna Demafelis

Mar 04, 2018 - 12:07 AM

In May 2014, Joanna Demafelis left for Kuwait to help secure a better future for her family. She comes home in a box nearly 4 years later.

How the kafala system enslaves workers in Qatar

Sep 09, 2017 - 5:00 PM

In the Middle East, an unregulated labor market gives employers so much control over workers but limits workers from airing grievances and complaints

The workers make a queue to go to the stadium to see the final of the Workers cup 2016. It's their main entertainment in the whole year. Photo by OM

IN PHOTOS: OFWs protest Kian slay

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Various OFW groups condemn the killing of 17 year old Kian delos Santos and other deaths linked to the Duterte administration’s war on drugs

OFWS FOR KIAN. Overseas Filipino workers from Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia join the global protest to condemn the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos. Photos courtesy of Migrante International and the #OFWs4Kian movement

After Kian delos Santos slay, OFWs urged to 'reflect on Duterte's flaws'

Aug 21, 2017 - 2:20 PM

17 year old Kian delos Santos whose death in the hands of police sparked outrage was the son of an overseas Filipino worker based in Saudi Arabia

Unpaid wages leave Filipino workers stranded in Qatar

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:00 AM

For the workers stranded in the labor camps, reforms and resolutions cannot come fast enough

The workers check the documents to be sent to court. They haven't been paid since January 2017. They stopped working and filed the case expecting the company to pay their salary and the tickets back home. Doha, Qatar - May 21, 2017.

Migrante asks Duterte to seek clemency for OFWs on death row

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:12 PM

Migrante International launches ClemencyPH to urge Philipine President Rodrigo Duterte to save the lives of all overseas Filipino workers on death row

CLEMENCY. Migrante International calls on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to seek clemency for all overseas Filipino workers on death row.

Veloso family visits Mary Jane on her 32nd birthday

Jan 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The children clung to their mother making up for all the time that they were separated from their mother not wanting the moment to end says Migrante International on the family s visit to Indonesia

FAMILY. The parents and children of Mary Jane Veloso flew to Indonesia for a 4-day visit. They celebrated her 32nd birthday. Photo by Migrante International

Militants: Mary Jane’s life is in Aquino’s hands

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:41 PM

The Philippines had five years to ensure that Veloso gets the best possible assistance but only provided help when her conviction was affirmed – Migrante

Migrante International members stage a prayer vigil rally in front of the Indonesian embassy in Makati City on April 25, 2015 to call for President Jokowi stop the execution of Mary Jane Veloso. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Mary Jane to eldest son: 'Be proud of your mother'

Apr 25, 2015 - 6:12 PM

UPDATED During the two hour family bonding Mary Jane Veloso remains calm and urges her family members not to feel sad She also gives separate messages to her boys

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso in tears during her case review hearing in March 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

'No more excuses,' EU warns as another migrant boat sinks

Apr 20, 2015 - 10:17 PM

As EU foreign and interiors met to discuss their response to the worsening crisis the International Organization for Migration says it received a distress call from another boat in the Mediterranean carrying more than 300 people

Immigrant being rescued from an overcrowded ship in the Meditteranean|Photo by Mike Pallazzotto/EPA

Mary Jane’s sons to Jokowi: ‘Release our innocent mom’

Apr 18, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Despite the rejection by the Indonesian court of their mother s appeal Mark Daniel and Mark Darrell remain optimistic their mother will come home soon

SAVE MY FUTURE. Mark Darrell holds up a statement calling for the release of her mother, Mary Jane. All photos by Raisa Serafica

Roxas defends Aquino, Arroyo plunder, MayPac ad | The wRap

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Interior secretary Mar Roxas defends President Benigno Aquino Plunder charges against Gloria Arroyo moves to the trial stage The Mayweather Pacquiao ad is out

Recruiter faces probe for death of migrant worker

Feb 27, 2015 - 4:11 PM

Migrante International raises concerns that the conditions surrounding the worker s death were kept from her family

PH activists slam execution of Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia

Dec 13, 2014 - 5:45 PM

Migrante International says the Aquino administration failed to save Carlito Lana who was beheaded for killing his employer