Philippine migrants - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine migrants


Filipino household workers can fly to Kuwait next week – Bello

May 23, 2018 - 3:58 PM

'Skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime but the household service workers can fly next week, pending their visa application approval,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III

WORKERS' PLIGHT. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III gives updates on the welfare of overseas Filipino workers at a Senate hearing on May 23, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte meets Saudi prince in Malacañang

Mar 19, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The meeting takes place amid President Duterte's warning that he will expand his OFW deployment ban in Kuwait to other Middle Eastern countries

After OFW deaths, DOLE creates command center for abuse cases

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Reporting mechanisms will be strengthened after Filipino labor officials in Kuwait failed to take action when domestic helper Joanna Demafelis was first reported missing

ORDER. DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III ordered the creation of a command center that will respond to cases of abuse to OFWs. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Labor Day tribute to a migrant mother

May 01, 2017 - 6:30 AM

I dream of the day when we can all be together again overseas Filipino worker Norma Brion tells her children

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

Solve PH brain drain problem to boost growth - UK think tank

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Even if remittances buoy the economy most of the productivity gains accrue to developed countries where Filipinos work

'Go home': Is UK ad vs undocumented immigrants racist?

Sep 21, 2013 - 1:44 AM

The UK’s border agency deploys around London vans with billboards that say Go home or face arrest in a bid to flush out overstaying and undocumented immigrants

Screen grab from UK Home Office official Youtube channel