COMMENTARY: BRUTAL DEATHS OF OFWs IN KUWAIT — WHEN WILL THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT ADDRESS EFFECTIVELY THIS ISSUE?

  On February 14 this year, 38-year-old Teresa Quedding from Guimba, Tarlac arrived in Kuwait to work as a domestic helper — to pursue her dream of bigger earnings and a better future for her family. > But on July 15 or just five months into her work in Kuwait, her cold body was brought…

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…

MAY 2016 ELECTIONI – BATTLE BETWEEN FORCES OF GOOD AGAINST EVIL

              The April 26-29 survey of Pulse Asia, commissioned by ABS CBN, shows Rodrigo Duterte (33%) retaining his double-digit lead over Mar Roxas (22%) and Grace Poe (21%), following a similar trend tracked by Social Weather Station, another credible survey company, a few days before the May 9 election.             Analysts, however, said that…

IS DUTERTE FREE OF CORRUPTION AMID NEW CLAIM HIS FAMILY OWNS 41 PROPERTIES? IF NOT, IS HE FIT TO BECOME PRESIDENT?

First off, I’m not a paid blogger or anyone’s propagandist. So if any Duterte diehard fans bashes me with personal insults, not on issues, I reserve the right to bash back harder than you bash me. Second, this blog presents my personal views and opinions, and analyses of what’s going in the Philippines today. A…

DUTERTE’S EYE-POPPING P2.4 BILLION DEPOSITS & WHAT WILL COME NEXT

After Senator Antonio Trillanes disclosed after midnight last night to the Philippine Daily Inquirer the P2.4 billion that Rodrigo Duterte and daughter Sara amassed between 2006 and 2015 in 17 different bank accounts — courtesy of incriminating documents — what will happen next? The following scenarios are likely to unfold fast and furious in the…

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…

FILIPINOS SHOULD NEVER WORK IN SAUDI ARABIA

PHOTO: Carlito Lana was beheaded in Saudi Arabia last Friday for killing his Arab employer, allegedly in self defense By Jun Concepcion The beheading on Friday in Saudi Arabia of Filipino national Carlito Lana as punishment for killing his Saudi employer raises very serious and disturbing questions. Troubling questions that must be addressed by OFWs…