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7 Stranded OFWs in Kuwait Remain in Jail

Seven out of the 40 stranded workers in Kuwait remain at the Central Jail in Kuwait, according to the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM). In a statement sent through email, Ramon Bultron, managing director of the APMM, blamed the Philippine Embassy for not providing the travel documents of the stranded Filipino workers. (Read story…)

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Solon Debunks Andaya, Says OFWs Not US Recession Proof

In reaction to Department of Budget and Management Rolando Andaya, Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Maza said the global financial crisis and the US recession will have ‘a substantial impact on our economy and on Filipino migrants in the United States.’ (Read story…)

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Baguio City Council Condemns Activist’s Disappearance

BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – The Baguio City Council on Sept. 29 approved a resolution “condemning the involuntary disappearance of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) member James Balao.” (Read story…)

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Filipino Teachers Mark World Teachers’ Day with Protest

In commemoration of the World Teachers’ Day, more than 300 public school teachers trooped to the Batasang Pambansa Complex this afternoon and called for higher salaries for teachers and rank-and-file government employees. (Read story…)

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US Financial Crisis Could Lead to Job Losses in RP

Just how vulnerable is the Philippines to the effects of the US financial crisis? Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said the Philippines is equipped to withstand the effects of the US financial crisis. But a labor economist thinks otherwise, saying the crisis could result, among other things, in job losses in the Philippines. (Read story…)

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Melamine Contamination Caused by Corporate Greed, Import Liberalization, Gov’t Neglect

Two doctors, one an advocate of community-based health programs and the other a toxicology expert, said that corporate greed, import liberalization, and the lack of priority given by the government to local food production and to ensuring food safety are to be blamed for the entry of melamine-contaminated products in the country. (Read story…)

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Backlash of U.S. Financial Crisis: RP economy to suffer — IBON Foundation

Contrary to government officials’ claim that the current U.S. financial crisis has little impact on the Philippine economy, independent think-tank IBON Foundation deems otherwise. (Read story…)

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Fil-Am Activists Slam One-Time Lumpsum Payment for Filipino WWII Vets

An organization of US-based Filipino activists has criticized the passage, by the Democrat-led US House of Representatives, of House Bill No. 6897 or the Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2008. The bill, which was passed today by a 329-23 vote, provides for a one-time lumpsum payment to Filipinos who fought side by side with US 

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Groups Stage Protest vs Global Forum on Migration

The Philippines will host the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GMFD) this October. Filipino migrant workers, however, deem that the forum will only aggravate their conditions. (Read story…)

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More Violence Feared

DAVAO CITY –The Moro partylist group Suara Bangsamoro (Voice of the Moro People) fears that the dissolution of the peace panel would result in an escalation of violence in Mindanao communities. (Read story…)

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