As a pilot initiative, International Labor Organization (ILO) works closely with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to develop the Migrant Recruitment Advisor (MRA), and Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) to develop the Migrant Rights Violation Reporting System, also known as HAMSA.
The Gabriela Women’s Party on Monday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to intervene on behalf of Jennifer Dalquez, a Filipina currently on death row in the United Arab Emirates.
Filipino migrant workers trooped to Radisson Blu Palace Hotel here to witness the opening of the new round of talks between the government and the communists on Sunday morning.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for a unified fight against the abuse of children who are left behind by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Davao City and the region.
Gabriela Women’s partylist Rep. Emmi De Jesus and Arlene Brosas filed House Resolution 829 on Wednesday, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to seek executive clemency from the United Arab Emirates government for an overseas Filipino worker from General Santos City who is facing an execution.
Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said some countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are not yet ready to commit to a legally binding document that will include the protection and promotion of the rights of the migrant workers in the ASEAN region.
Ren Clacer, member of the New Jersey Filipino Women’s Organizing Committee, said they were alarmed with Trump’s “unjust policies towards immigrants, the poor, people of color, and other marginalized groups – further oppressing people who are victims of US policies in their homelands.”
A migrant group here has urged the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to strengthen the protection mechanism of the migrants and their families instead of creating a policy that would prohibit mothers to leave young children to designated guardians while working abroad.
A policy center advocating migrant workers’ rights said they were able to assist almost 200 skilled workers, most of whom are from Davao City, who were victimized by illegal recruiters.
The Department of Labor and Employment, through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, has formally opened the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs or the OSSCO to streamline government services that cater to the needs of OFWs on Monday, August 15.