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Confucius says …

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Confucius says, “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” Filipinos around the world sympathize with the family of Hung Shih-cheng, a 65-year old Taiwanese fisherman killed in the high seas when officers of the Philippine Coast Guard aboard a maritime patrol ship fired at the fishing vessel where the old man was. Whatever the outcome […]

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NGO seeks ILO’s help in ensuring fair and humane treatment of Filipino workers in Sabah

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A non-government organization that specializes on labor and migration issues urged the International Labor Organization to closely monitor and help verify reports of abuses in the handling of Filipino migrant workers and deportees by Malaysian authorities as the Sabah crisis continues. “We wish to appeal to the ILO to work with member-states — Malaysia and […]

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Deployment ban could harm PH ties with 41 countries

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization focused on labor and migration issues, cautioned the Philippine government to brace itself for adverse reactions from any of the 41 countries cited as unsuitable for Filipino workers by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The Center noted that though the executive branch had no choice […]

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Heroes

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By Susan V. Ople Labor Attache Nasser Mustafa is a hero. While in Libya, he fulfilled his promise to bring home two Filipino domestic workers being held against their will by their employer, deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s niece. While the Department of Foreign Affairs had enunciated its position to wait for the Libyan transition […]

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Philippine Senate commends Labor Attache to Libya Nasser Mustafa

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Led by Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada, the Philippine Senate adopted a resolution commending Labor Attache to Libya Nasser Mustafa for his daring rescue of two overseas Filipino workers held against their will at a farmhouse owned by a close relative of deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In his resolution, the chair of the […]