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OFW groups to show solidarity VS MIAA’s terminal fee integration scheme

Representatives of the #NoTo550 Coalition and Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) gave a thumbs down gesture to show their solidarity against the government’s move to integrate the airport terminal fee in all air tickets on February 1 despite a law exempting OFWs from paying the PHP550 airport fee during a presscon earlier at the CBCP building in Intramuros, Manila.

  Seventeen overseas Filipino workers’ organizations and advocates belonging to the Coalition #No to 550 today called on millions of Filipino migrant workers all over the world to show a united front against the government’s move to integrate the airport terminal fee in all air tickets on February 1 despite a law exempting OFWs from paying the PHP550 airport fee. ... Read More »

CSOs and local recruitment hold dialogue on human trafficking

Leaders of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Recruitment Industry will hold today (Jan. 14) a dialogue on human trafficking aimed at forging a framework of cooperation on how they can join hands in the fight against human trafficking and human slavery. The one-day dialogue will bring in experts in the government to help the participants assess the impact ... Read More »

Over 30 million people enslaved worldwide today

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Based on a report by the International Labor Organization (ILO), there are 29.8 million or more people working as modern-day slaves today. Statistics revealed that three out of every 1,000 persons worldwide are in forced labor at any given time. Despite the awareness on the issue, it is still rampant because of one reason – it is lucrative. Modern-day slavery is a $150-billion-per-year ... Read More »