SHOULD THERE BE DIFFERENT WORK QUALIFICATIONS AND PAY LEVELS FOR FILIPINO DOMESTIC HELPERS IN HONG KONG?

Labor Attache to Hong Kong Jalilo Dela Torre floated this great idea in his Facebook post yesterday and it for obvious reasons, it immediately drew support from mostly OFWs in this city. Dela Torre said the idea was suggested to him by an owner of an employment agency – for Pinay helpers in Hong Kong…

WHY DUTERTE FANS SHOULD FEAR FOR THEIR JOBS AND FAMILY MEMBERS’ LIVELIHOOD AND FUTURE

Fans of Rodrigo Duterte should first think of their jobs and daily food for their children, siblings and parents before casting their vote for the Davao city mayor on May 9. Why so? Simple. If Duterte fans don’t wise up soon enough, they are likely to regret ever voting for him after being led into…

ANALYSIS: TRAPO O HINDI TRAPO? SINO ANG MAS MAGANDANG IBOTO NG MGA OFWs?

Maraming OFWs ang bilib na bilib kay Rodrigo Duterte. Kahanga hanga kasi ang tapang niya dahil pagpapatayin at lilipulin daw niya ang mga kriminal sa loob lang ng 3 o 6 na buwan — isang bagay na di pa nagawa sa buong mundo ng kahit na sinong lider na kumandidato para maging puno ng kaniyang…

2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: IS DUTERTE THE BEST CHOICE TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGES TO THE PHILIPPINES IN THE NEXT SIX YEARS?

Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte have captured the attention, interest and support of many overseas Filipinos in Hong Kong and elsewhere with his stern promises to crack down hard on hard-core criminals and corruption. He has declared personally killing some criminals in his city, and he has vowed that thousands of hard-core criminals won’t just…

RODRIGO DUTERTE BACKS OUT FROM WAR WITH CATHOLIC CHURCH

Controversial Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte nearly committed a terrible mistake by picking up a big and meshy fight with the Philippines’ influential Catholic church. This morning, he apologized to the Catholic church for cursing Pope Francis on Nov. 30 in a public speech for causing massive traffic jams in Manila during the pontiff’s visit…

DID THE PHILIPPINES GET ITS MONEY’S WORTH FOR THE APEC CONFERENCE?

President Benigno Aquino’s government continues to be criticized severely for budgeting 10 billion pesos to host this past week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Manila attended by 18 heads of states, including US President Barack Obama, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What concrete benefits did the…

ANALYSIS: BAN DEPLOYMENT OF FILIPINO MAIDS TO MIDDLE EAST AND HELP THEM INSTEAD TO TAKE UP HIGHER-PAYING CAREGIVER JOBS IN JAPAN & OTHER PARTS OF ASIA

This latest horror story involving an 18-year-old Filipino woman in Saudi Arabia again condemns the Philippine government’s deployment of domestic helpers to the Middle East and urgently underscores the critical need to review this deployment policy and take drastic action. “Rina” (not her real name), 18, is in critical condition in a hospital in Saudi…