[Press Release] Saudi Arabia: Protect Migrant Workers’ Rights -HRW

Saudi Arabia: Protect Migrant Workers’ Rights ‘Grace Period’ to Correct Employment and Residency Status Expires July 3 JULY 2, 2013 (Beirut) – Saudi Arabia should abolish its migrant worker sponsorship system and allow workers in abusive situations to easily change their jobs. Thousands of migrant workers will be at risk of detention and deportation on…

[Appeal] Dondon Lanuza OFW on Deathrow

Hon. Alberto Del Rosario Secretary, DFA Pasay Dear Sir, I would like to thank the Department of Foreign Affairs for the help that has been extended to me. Right now, I am in dire need of your assistance and would like to request you, Sir, to hire a lawyer who can religiously and regularly follow…

[People] When authority is perverse, abuse is rife. by Fr. Shay Cullen

When authority is perverse, abuse is rife. Fr. Shay Cullen 19 June 2013 It’s all about power and fear. Several impoverished, abused, cheated and beaten Filipino female workers taking shelter in Middle Eastern Philippine embassies have been allegedly sexually assaulted and prostituted by some corrupt and depraved embassy officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs,…

[In the news] Philippines, Saudi Arabia sign pact giving Filipino household workers higher pay -INQUIRER.net

Philippines, Saudi Arabia sign pact giving Filipino household workers higher pay. By Tarra Quismundo, Fat Reyes, INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer October 5, 2012 MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines and Saudi Arabia have agreed to implement a “pioneering” standard employment contract for newly hired Filipino domestic workers in the Middle Eastern country, a document that would provide for…

[In the news] GMA’s release indicates ’double standard’ justice – rights group -POC

GMA’s release indicates ’double standard’ justice – rights group Migrante-Middle East, www.thepoc.net July 26,2012 An activist overseas Filipino migrants’ right group reacted thus to the release from hospital arrest of former president and incumbent Pampanga representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after the court granted her bail on the grounds that the electoral sabotage case filed against her by…

[Press Release] Sovereignty at Stake: Women March against US Troops Presence in the Philippines -KAISA KA

Sovereignty at Stake: Women March against US Troops Presence in the Philippines Today members of KAISA KA marched to Mendiola bearing umbrellas without leaves to symbolize insecurity of Filipinas in the presence of the global bully and warmonger US.“Walang maramdamang seguridad ang mga Pilipina sa Pilipinas, habang andito si GI Joe” This was the statement…

[International Solidarity] Syrian People are not alone -Avaaz

Dear friends, Powered by millions of online actions and donations from 75,000 of us, our community is playing a central role in supporting the Syrian people as they persist in peaceful protest against all odds. Together, we’re empowering citizen journalism, smuggling in medical supplies and western journalists, and much more. We’re making a difference, but…

[In the news] Singapore rest day for maids still behind international standards – Human Rights Watch -InterAksyon.com

Singapore rest day for maids still behind international standards – Human Rights Watch InterAksyon.com March 6, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Although an “important reform,” Singapore’s decision to grant foreign domestic workers a mandatory weekly rest day still “falls short of international standards,” an international human rights watchdog said. At the same time, the overseas Filipino…

[In the news] World’s youth fear jobless future -INQUIRER.net

World’s youth fear jobless future Agence France-Presse February 7, 2012 UNITED NATIONS—The world’s young increasingly fear a future without jobs, according to a UN report released Monday which highlighted how the 15-30 age group risks becoming the biggest victims of austerity programs. The young doubt the education they receive will fully arm them for professional…