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Watch: OFW Who Was Sexually Abused by His Employer in Saudi Finally Rescued by Duterte

Watch: OFW Who Was Sexually Abused by His Employer in Saudi Finally Rescued by Duterte

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The Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who recorded a video of how she got abused by her employer was finally rescued by President Rodrigo Duterte in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Yesterday, the OFW identified as Lilibeth Duenas Languitan went viral on the internet after thousands of netizens watched the video that she recorded against her employer who forcefully hugged and kissed her. She secretly put her phone in a secret place so she can record an evidence that would prove the abusive behavior of her employer. The video was shared by thousands of netizens who urged the government to rescue the OFW immediately before she got abuse again by her employer. One day after the video went viral, netizen Drei Natabio, shared the good news on his social media blog, that Lilibeth was already r...
OFW Blackmailed With Her Nude Photos Reaches Out To Raffy Tulfo in Action

OFW Blackmailed With Her Nude Photos Reaches Out To Raffy Tulfo in Action

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More women fall victim to “sextortion”, or the act of blackmailing using an explicit photo for malicious intentions. The most common motive, however, is to extract sums of money from the victims and such was the unfortunate case for an OFW in Jeddah. The victim reached out to Raffy Tulfo in Action after her partner blackmailed her with nude photos in exchange for money. As more women fall victim to it, the crime coined “sextortion” continues to thrive on the Internet. The term was defined and popularized as the act of blackmailing using an explicit photo in order for malicious purposes. The most common motive, however, is to extract sums of money from the victims. Such was the unfortunate case for an OFW in Jeddah who reached out to Raffy Tulfo in Action for help. To
OFW Takes 2nd Place in Literary Contest For Migrant Workers in Singapore

OFW Takes 2nd Place in Literary Contest For Migrant Workers in Singapore

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KUALA LUMPUR — When night falls after her 14-hour work day, Indonesian domestic worker Deni Apriyani retreats to her room in Singapore and reaches for a pen to jot down her feelings, in poem after poem. "I usually write about my daily life," the 27-year-old said. "I feel satisfied—it's like you have just released something heavy in your head," Apriyani told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Singapore where she has been a domestic helper for an expatriate family since 2013. Like tens of thousands of maids in Singapore, Apriyani rises at dawn to clean, cook and look after children but this largely invisible domestic workforce and other migrant workers in the city-state often live in the shadows. Now a small number have taken to poetry to write about their daily struggles, being
IMPORTANT : What an OFW Needs To Know in An Overseas Employment Contract

IMPORTANT : What an OFW Needs To Know in An Overseas Employment Contract

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How important is an employment contract for an OFW? An employment contract is a very important document which every OFW should look closely into. Stated in the contract are terms and conditions of the employer and the OFW and any other agreement which are considered binding and lawful. It also protects the rights of an overseas worker while working abroad. An employment contract is executed between an employer and an employee whose conditions are fair, just and agreeable by both parties and most importantly, has been approved by the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration). It is also important that an OFW understands what is written on the contract before signing it and make sure that rights are protected to prevent any form of abuse within the workplace while working...
Customs loosens guidelines on tax-free balikbayan boxes

Customs loosens guidelines on tax-free balikbayan boxes

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will no longer have to submit a proof of purchase for items inside balikbayan boxes sent to the Philippines, as the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday said it suspended such guidelines for the meantime. In a statement, the BOC said it suspended both Customs Administrative Order (CAO) 05-2016 and Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) 04-2017 until March 31, 2018. "The BOC has temporarily suspended the guidelines in the implementation of the duty and tax-free privilege of consolidated balikbayan boxes, following the upsurge of criticisms among overseas Filipino workers," it said. Under both CAO 05-2016 and CMO 04-2017, Filipino citizens who send balikbayan boxes to the Philippines are required to submit a photocopy of their Philippine passport to avail...
Two OFWs Seek Help After Being Maltreated by Abusive Employers

Two OFWs Seek Help After Being Maltreated by Abusive Employers

Kuwait
It’s a sad thing that stories of OFWs working around the globe who are being maltreated by their abusive, ruthless employers seem to be endless. Currently, another case of 2 abused domestic helpers working in Kuwait has catch the attention of netizens as a Facebook Page calls for help from their respective families to verify their exact condition in their workplace and report it accordingly to the proper authorities so that necessary assistance may be extended to them.   One of the two OFWs is identified as Aileen Fernandez from Barangay Taden, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. According to the post, her employer beat her which the bruises that she acquired was supported by the pictures that was posted in the Page. May these OFWs receive the assistance that they need an
Netizens Admire a Filipina OFW Who Remained Calm Despite Being Yelled At by a Chinese Woman Inside a Bus!

Netizens Admire a Filipina OFW Who Remained Calm Despite Being Yelled At by a Chinese Woman Inside a Bus!

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A Filipina OFW shares her experience inside a bus in Hong Kong. Apparently, a Chinese woman began yelling at her and discriminating her race. She kept calm and did not fight back the fuming woman. It’s just sad that OFWs can sometimes get badly treated when all they want is to help their families in the Philippines. However, this OFW is admired for keeping calm while a woman yelled at her inside a bus in Hong Kong. The Filipina chose to share her experience through a Facebook post. She described the angry Chinese woman as ‘disrespectful, racist, and judgmental.’ Angela Sentillas Pasco entered a bus in Kwai Chung and sat beside a woman whose bag lies on her seat. There was no space left between them and it became quite tight. The woman started complaining and screaming th
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