Migration

OFWs’ plight tops Aquino agenda in Laos–envoy

Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic—The plight and protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will figure prominently in President Aquino’s talks with European leaders during the 9th Asia Europe Meeting Summit (Asem) here, according to Philippine Ambassador Lumen Isleta. Isleta said that among the many topics to be taken up in the biennial gathering of Asian and […]

Remittance power of Overseas Filipinos to drive community development

Innovation to Spur Remittance-driven Development thru Corporate Social Responsibility A new programme, called Remit4changewas launched last week by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research & Action (TIGRA), a California-based non-governmental organization. The program promotes an enabling environment for the collective remittance practices of Filipino overseas to […]

Father’s Day Sticky Post: “Dahil Ako’y Tatay”

DAHIL AKO’Y TATAY by: Brigido “Briggs” Napicog  (OFW-KSA) Pitong tatauning, batang sumisigaw, tatay,tatay, tatay Patakbong yumakap, sa amang dumating, galing hanap buhay Sa mukhang kay amo, ay masasalamin mo, ang ligayang tunay Sabik na kumalong, sa amang sang linggong, di niya nasilay Kahit na nga pagod, sa sanglinggong gawa, yaring kanyang ama Anak na kaylambing, […]

Open Reply to Rose

Dear Rose, Hindi ako taga OWWA, isa rin po akong OFW na katulad ninyo. Nais ko rin pong mag for good pero hindi pa sapat ang naiipon para makapagsimula. Nakapag loan na rin ako sa OWWA pero ito ay sa contruction ng fence sa aking bahay, maliit lamang pero nakatulong na rin sa akin ang […]

Regulating Recruitment Agencies in the Philippines

Costs of Private Recruitment Agencies for Migrant Labor Sometimes Outweigh Benefits, MPI Study of Philippines-UAE Corridor Finds WASHINGTON —Private recruitment agencies manage much of the flow of the 200,000 Filipino workers who head annually to the United Arab Emirates, which is the third-largest destination for Filipino migrants after the United States and Saudi Arabia. While […]

OFW problem poses major challenge for next president

OFW problem poses major challenge for next president By NIKKA CORSINO & ANNIE RUTH C. SABANGAN, GMANews.TV They may have brought home the bacon – $17 billion in 2009 or over 10 times bigger than last year’s expected foreign direct investment – but more than an economic force, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have evolved into […]

Converging Filipino Diaspora Global Initiatives for Sustainable Development

Converging Filipino Diaspora Global Initiatives for Sustainable Development A conference of Filipino organizations in the Netherlands entitled “Converging Filipino Diaspora Global Initiatives for Sustainable Development” will be held on November 2, 2007. Prior to the said conference the participants will be having a preliminary conference on October 29 to 30 dubbed as “The Filipino Expert’s […]