Overseas Filipino


Overseas Filipino workers, who are alleged human trafficking victims, in Los Angeles, California.


The 11 Filipinos in California who are allegedly victims of human trafficking in the United States are seeking help from the Philippine Government to allow them to pursue their case against their recruiters.



MANILA — Only a fourth of the countries employing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been certified fit to hire by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as mandated by the amended Migrant Workers Act.

Nov. 19, 2010



Filipino Reporter’s San Francisco, California correspondent Cris D. Kabasares, second from right, and wife Nora V. Kabasares, third from right, recently visited the headquarters and hospital facilities of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) in Camp Panacan, Davao City. Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang, right, public affairs officer of the EastMinCom escorted the couple. Cabangbang also briefed the Kabasares couple on the current peace and order situation in Eastern Mindanao.


Special to the Filipino Reporter

DAVAO CITY — On Nov. 23, 2009, barbarians in a small province of Maguindanao in Central Mindanao, Philippines, massacred 57 people, including 32 journalists, and hauled the dead with a government-owned backhoe  to shallow slumps in a hasty attempt to dump them.

Nov. 19, 2010




MANILA —  Sen. Loren Legarda is batting for higher compensation for doctors to encourage them to stay and practice their profession in the country.

Legarda noted that a lot of doctors have opted to become nurses in order to secure employment overseas where the salaries and benefits are significantly higher.

Nov. 19, 2010



Lotis Viado, whose family immigrated a few weeks ago, feeding her children at her new home in Winnipeg.  (Photo by John Woods for The New York Times)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Defying the anti-immigrant backlash seen in the United States and much of the world, Manitoba is luring foreign workers to settle here with Filipinos on top of the most coveted groups.

And no one here is protesting given that Canada has little illegal immigration.

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