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ABANTE: PINOY DIPLOMATS SHOULD PROTECT WORKERS

“Philippine diplomats abroad who are duty-bound to come to the defense of abused and mistreated overseas Filipino workers in their areas of jurisdiction should be above reproach and must treat their workers in the manner by which we want our OFWs to be treated by their own employers.” This was the reaction of Manila 6th […]

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ABUSE OF ENVOY’S HELPER SHAMEFUL – VILLANUEVA

The alleged abuse and maltreatment that a Filipino domestic worker suffered from the hands of the country’s ambassador to Brazil is deplorable and conduct unbecoming a diplomatic official who should be watching out for the welfare of their countrymen in a foreign land instead of inflicting harm, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, chair of […]

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GATCHALIAN: MOBILIZE CHILD PROTECTION COMMITTEES VS STUDENT ABUSE

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging public and private basic education institutions to mobilize their Child Protection Committees (CPCs) against violence and abuse on learners. Gatchalian made this call over reports in social media of sexual harassment of students by teachers. The veteran legislator stressed that CPCs should stay vigilant and proactive in monitoring and handling […]

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FREEZE HIRING OF CHINESE WORKERS FOR QC POGO OPERATIONS — CASTELO

A former Quezon City representative is pushing for a moratorium on the hiring of  Chinese workers for Philippine Online Gaming Operations (POGOs) in Quezon City.Former solon and now Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo said that aside from opening the city to risks from the novel coronavirus, the rising number of Chinese POGO workers […]

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MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO PASS OFW DEP’T BILL — REP. NOGRALES

With potential turmoil brewing in the Middle East following the U.S. drone attack on top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, a young lawmaker highlighted the need to pass a bill creating a department for Overseas Filipino Workers soon to ensure the safety and security of Filipinos in the region. “Recent events in the Middle East and […]

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‘WANG-WANG’ IS OK AS LONG AS YOU DON’T ABUSE IT – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon said the use of sirens by high government officials is fine as long as it is not abused in answer to Vice President Leni Robredo who earlier called on government officials to refrain from using sirens to cut through traffic. “You know yung mga yan pa-cute e (they are just trying to look cute). […]

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VILLAR GIVES ASSISTANCE TO 4 DISTRESSED OFWS

Four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including a survivor of the Marawi siege who experienced maltreatment while working abroad received livelihood assistance from Senator Cynthia Villar. In a meeting with Villar at the Senate, the OFWs each received a start-up kit for a sari-sari store (variety store)and financial assistance under the veteran legislator’s program for repatriated […]

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ABUSED PARTNERS TO BE PROTECTED UNDER NEW ANTI-VIOLENCE MEASURE — REP. NOGRALES

Browbeaten or abused husbands, or those called “ander de sayas” may soon seek protection under the skirt of the law if a bill filed by Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles is passed. House Bill No. 6252, or the Anti-Violence Against Partners and their Children (Anti-VAPC) bill, aims to amend the Anti-Violence Against Women and […]

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ROTC BILL HAS SAFEGUARDS TO PROTECT CADETS VS ABUSE, CORRUPTION – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has assured that the Senate version of the bill reinstating the Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) program in senior high school contains enough safeguards to protect cadets against abuse and corruption. In his sponsorship speech for Senate Bill No. 2232, Gatchalian said the establishment of grievance committees, both at the cluster unit […]

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REVIEW, STRENGTHEN MAGNA CARTA FOR OFWS – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III stressed the urgency “to review and revisit Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 for purposes of addressing rising cases of abuse against OFWs.” “The Magna Carta for OFWs is still a good law but we may need to strengthen it to cover and penalize […]