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…

UNLIKELY HEROINE IN MANILA’S PDAF, ANTI-CORRUPTION BATTLES

Socialite Ruby Tuason, former social secretary of Manila mayor Joseph Estrada when he was president, admitted receiving P40 million in “commissions” from corrupt PDAF transactions that Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada coursed through the fake or non-existent NGOs set up by alleged PDAF brains Janet Napoles. Without hesitation, she made this admission before…

Is Andres Bonifacio relevant to OFWs today?

Yes. Very much so. Bonifacio, one of the Philippines’ most popular heroes, had many sterling qualities which many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) possess and display today across the world. His 150th birth anniversary is celebrated today, November 30. What qualities are these? 1] Boldness and courage. Armed only with spears, knives and bolos against rifles,…

No solution in sight to Western Union remittance problems in Philippines

Western Union is a well-established United States-based financial services company with more than 300 years of corporate history. It operates across the globe and its credentials are beyond question. However, some of its partners in the Philippines appear to be far from honest, reliable and trustworthy. On Sept. 20, Christopher Bongabo and his mother spoke…

What’s the significance of taking Enrile, Estrada, Napoles, 35 others to court over the pork barrel scam?

The justice department, together with the NBI and whistleblowers in the P10 billion pork barrel scam, charged today, Sept. 16, with plunder senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada. Alleged pork barrel mastermind businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and 34 others, including several former members of Congress, were also charged. If the charges against…