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OFW party-list, NGOs endorse “Sunday Beauty Queen”; seeks MMDA, FAP and OWWA support to ensure its screening in theaters nationwide

December 28, 2016 A party-list organization and several non-government organizations involved in helping overseas Filipino workers banded together to endorse the movie, “Sunday Beauty Queen” and to ask more theaters to show the lone MMFF film documentary that focuses on the lives of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong. In an open letter addressed to the Metro Manila Development Authority ... Read More »

Ople Center calls MIAA’s plan to scrap Php550 terminal fee an early Christmas gift for OFWs

November 29, 2016 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in labor migration concerns, commended the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) for its plan to scrap the collection of airport terminal fees from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by March 2017. “The heartless policy of then MIAA General Manager Angel Honrado shall soon be laid to rest, ... Read More »

Capacity Building for Membership Services Branch (MSB) Marketing Point Persons (MPP) on OWGs/Kasambahay

The Pag-IBIG Fund (or the Home Development Mortgage Fund) declared in its 2015 Annual Report that it succeeded in doubling its membership level in the last five (5) years and that its Members’ Savings collection increased by 9% compared with the previous year.  Pag-IBIG attributed these increases to its “intensified campaign to register household helpers and self-employed individuals.”   Domestic workers ... Read More »