ATTY. DODO DULAY

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THOSE of us involved in the welfare service sector know all too well that one way to prevent abuses against our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is to empower them. How exactly do we empower them? By teaching them critical information about work and travel-related issues, and how to apply such…

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EVERY overseas Filipino worker (OFW) leaving for abroad for the first time experiences mixed emotions. One is the excitement at traveling and working overseas and the prospect of earning big bucks. But there is also the fear and anxiety over what sort of fate awaits them at their workplace. To…

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LAST week, I talked about human trafficking and its dangers and impact on migrant workers, especially to our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East. This week, I will share with you the real-life experiences of some OFWs in Saudi Arabia who fell victim to trafficking or maltreatment but…

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IN the Philippines, where an estimated eight million Filipino migrant workers have either worked or are still working overseas, human trafficking looms as an ever-present threat, especially in some Middle Eastern countries whose laws and cultures do not recognize certain forms of human trafficking as a crime. Because of this,…

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WHEN overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are abroad, they are not only preoccupied with their jobs; they also have to deal with countless issues ranging from employer concerns to family problems. One of the effective ways that government helps our migrant workers deal with these issues is through the creation of…

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: One major concern shared by many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is what awaits them back home after they’re done with working abroad once and for all. This final homecoming represents the final phase of the overseas employment cycle. When they return to the country, they bring with…

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THE government’s responsibility to safeguard the welfare of our migrant workers does not end once an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) signs the employment contract with his or her foreign employer. Although most of our OFWs, especially so-called “first-timers,” are eager to hop on the plane and start working—and earning—there is…

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EVERY Filipino aims for a better life. Whether they toil in the hinterlands or in our concrete jungles, our kababayan have one common aspiration: to have work that provides them a steady source of income and allow them to lead a comfortable life. Some choose to go into business while…

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TOMORROW marks the official worldwide celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). Originally called “International Working Women’s Day,” this global event celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. In the Philippines, the red-letter day kicks off the month-long celebration of women initiated by the Philippine Commission on Women…

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FOR a majority of our OFWs, coming home is a joyous affair. The entire clan prepares a homecoming befitting a rock star as many of our OFWs have been away for several months and sometimes, years. Eager to see and embrace a father, mother, brother, sister, son or daughter, OFW…