ATTY. DODO DULAY

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SINCE the amnesty program of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began in March 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) have brought home more than 8,000 illegal and overstaying overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). A majority of these repatriated workers had overstayed their…

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ENDING contractualization has been the battle cry of labor groups in the Philippines. To this end, labor organizations have called on President Rodrigo Duterte to issue an executive order “that will prohibit all forms of contractualization and guarantee the security of tenure of all workers.” According to them, any form…

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FILIPINOS are no strangers to labor migration. As far back as the Galleon Trade in the late 18th century when Filipino seafarers worked as deckhands, cooks and cabin boys on Spanish vessels traveling from Manila to Acapulco, our countrymen have always looked to working abroad as a means of improving…

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GOING about our daily chores, we are constantly reminded of how technology has permeated virtually every facet of our modern life. Unless you’re living under a rock, we will somehow make use of technology from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed. And if surveys…

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ONE of the more common “request for assistance” (RA) that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) receives on a daily basis is a plea from a parent, sibling or relative to bring home (or repatriate) an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). Sometimes, it is our kabayan OFWs themselves, especially those working…

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OFFICIALLY known as the Republic of China, Taiwan is one of our nearest neighbors in Southeast Asia. Flanked by mainland China on the west, Japan on the northeast and the Philippines on the south, the island nation (still considered a province by mainland China), is the largest economy of any…

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IF the 2016 Global Slavery Index is accurate, two-thirds of world’s modern-day slaves are found in Asian countries, mostly victims of human trafficking. The illicit market in exploited people is so lucrative that it is said to generate over $150 billion in profits worldwide—bigger than the GDP of countries like…

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LAST Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued an “extremely urgent” bulletin to all diplomatic missions in the Gulf country regarding the ongoing “Nation Without Violators” amnesty program for undocumented and overstaying foreigners, including many of our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). According to the…

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BRUSSELS: This is question that I and my colleagues from the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) committee on the implementation of the Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) will try to answer during our visit to Brussels, the political capital of the…

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OVERSEAS employment is a dream for a majority of working Filipinos. The chance to earn a salary several times bigger than what they would make in the Philippines seems too good an opportunity to pass up. With an extended family to feed and children to put through school, many of…

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