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Aquino and the continuing plight of OFWs

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III promised OFWs that at the end of his administration working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity Did he deliver?

How did President Benigno Aquino III address the needs of overseas Filipino workers in the past 6 years? Photo of Aquino by the Malacañang Photo Bureau, photo of OFWs by AFP

OFW Jonard Langamin escapes death row, returns to PH

May 25, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Filipino seafarer Jonard Langamin tearfully reunites with his family after almost 10 years on death row in Saudi Arabia

FINALLY HOME. OFW Jonard Langamin poses with his parents Editha and Clemente after escaping death row in Saudi Arabia. Photo from Susan Ople's Twitter account

Executed OFW’s family to get blood money with donors’ approval

Feb 29, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar says she will work to provide scholarship to the two children left behind by Joselito Zapanta who was beheaded in Saudi Arabia

SENATE INQUIRY. Senator Cynthia Villar leads an inquiry on the blood money for executed OFW Joselito Zapanta on February 29. Photo from the Office of Senator Cynthia Villar

Should blood money for executed OFW be given to his family?

Feb 02, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Where should the P23 million blood money raised for executed OFW Joselito Zapanta go?

EXECUTED. 35-year-old OFW Joselito Zapanta was executed in Saudi Arabia on December 29, 2015.

Villar seeks probe into P23-M blood money raised for OFW

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:11 PM

UPDATED Senator Cynthia Villar asks: should Joselito Zapanta s family be given the amount that government raised in the attempt to save his life in Saudi Arabia?

FREE ASSISTANCE. Senator Cynthia Villar (3rd from left) provides livelihood assistance to the Zapanta family on February 1. Photo from the Office of Senator Cynthia Villar

VLOG: PH gov't exhausted all means to save Joselito Zapanta – Binay

Jan 05, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Zapanta s family wasn t able to raise the blood money demanded by Saudi Arabia

Pakistani court indicts five over bludgeoning of woman

Jul 05, 2014 - 8:48 PM

The killing of Farzana Parveen sparks outrage because of its brazen and brutal nature and claims that police did nothing to save her who was 3 months pregnant

HONOR? Pakistani resident Mohammad Iqbal places flowers on the grave of his wife Farzana Parveen, who was beaten to death with bricks by her father and other family members for marrying a man of her own choice, in Chak 367, some 40 kms from Faisalabad on May 30, 2014. Photo by AFP/Aamir Quireshi

Aquino forms committee on OFWs needing blood money

Feb 10, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The permanent body consists of the Vice President the Executive Secretary and the secretaries of justice foreign affairs budget health labor and social welfare

BLOOD MONEY. Joselito Zapanta's children appeal for 'blood money' to save their father. File photo by Migrante International

PH still hopes to save convict on Saudi death row

Nov 03, 2013 - 5:19 PM

The government is asking the Sudanese ambassador in Saudi Arabia to help convince the family of the landlord killed by Joselito Zapanta in a rental dispute in 2009 to extend the deadline for the payment of blood money DFA said

BLOOD MONEY. Joselito Zapanta's children appeal for 'blood money' to save their father. File photo by Migrante International

PH thanks Saudi for saving Pinoy on death row

Feb 01, 2013 - 1:31 PM

Saudi shoulders the P24 9 M blood money for Dondon Lanuza a Filipino on death row

Deadline extended for OFW on death row

Nov 14, 2012 - 3:09 PM

Joselito Zapanta was scheduled to be executed today but the Saudi government extended the deadline for his family to come up with P44 M blood money

BLOOD MONEY to save their dade. Zapanta's children appeal for 'blood money'. Photo courtesy of Migrante Ingternational

P55-M to save OFW on death row

Nov 12, 2012 - 3:57 PM

An OFW will be executed in Saudi unless his family can raise P55 M in blood money