- 3 Pinoys From HK Busted in Indonesia for Drugs
- Aquino Urged to Allow Direct Hiring in HK, Crack Down on Greedy Recruiters
- PHL Consulate HK Advisory: Closed on Apr 4 and Apr 9
- Two Filipinas Charged With Manslaughter in Hong Kong
- ‘No Plans of Going Home,’ Declares Vallejos After Permanent Residence Verdict
- Placement Agencies End Ban on Sending Filipino Helpers to HK
- HK Ruling May Result in Unfair Treatment of Filipina Maids
- HK Top Court Rejects DH Permanent Residence Appeal
- Pinay in Hong Kong in Stable Condition After Contracting Deadly Flesh-eating Disease
- Pinay Seriously Hurt, Husband Killed in Attack by Teenage Son, Pal in HK
OFW Accuses Labor Office Staff of Pocketing Money
A distressed overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia accused a staff of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Eastern Region Operations (POLO-ERO) of pocketing money intended for his immediate repatriation. In a sworn statement, Joel Lacanilao said POLO-ERO administrative...
Filipino ‘Maid for Rent’ Racket Rampant in Middle East
A migrants workers’ rights group on Tuesday bared that the “maid for rent” racket is now prevalent in the Middle East. Migrante-Middle East is now calling on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Philippine Overseas...
Migrante-Middle East Hits Slow OFW Exit From Syria
A migrants rights group on Wednesday scored the Philippine government’s “snail-paced repatriation” of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Syria, which has been wracked by civil unrest. Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona said the repatriation efforts...
Filipino Workers Abducted in Saudi Arabia, UAE
A Philippine migrant workers’ rights group expressed alarm over reports of abductions of Filipino workers in the Middle East. The Saudi-based group called Migrante-Middle East said there have been numerous reports about the abductions in recent years...
10 Victims of Illegal Recruitment Per Day, Says Migrante ME
At Migrante-Middle East’s (M-ME) complaint desk, an average of 10 cases of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) victimized by illegal recruiters come in on a daily basis. This was among the cold figures provided by M-ME as the...
Migrante to DFA: Probe Alleged OFW’s Body in Damascus
A migrant workers’ rights group today called on the Philippine embassy in Syria to look into reports that a Filipino’s body was mysteriously brought to Damascus. Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Monterona said they received the report...
Kin Suspects Foul Play in Death of Qatar OFW
The family of an overseas Filipino worker who was found dead at the top of her rented apartment in Doha, Qatar on September 4, 2011 is suspecting that there was foul play involved based on the initial...
Crackdown on Undocumented Migrants in Jordan; 28 OFWs Nabbed
The host government had just launched a massive crackdown on undocumented migrants last week, according to a Filipino migrants group providing assistance to distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona said...
‘Undocumented Saudi OFWs Recruited in Afghanistan’
Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) based in Saudi Arabia are being recruited to work in a US military in Afghanistan, a migrant workers’ rights group disclosed today. Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Monterona said they received reports that...
Legalization of Undocumented OFWs in Syria Urged
A migrant advocate group pushed for the legalization of thousands of undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Syria after it hampered the government’s ongoing repatriation efforts in the Middle East country. Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Monterona...