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With the government accumulated PhP5 billion from unreimbursed terminal fees, about PhP19 billion for the OWWA fund, and US$28 billion a year from the remittances of Filipino migrant workers, we have high hopes that these amounts will be translated into more concrete programs and services for the benefit of OFWs.
With a comprehensive peace agreement, we all stand to gain. The foremost concern of both parties in the peace negotiations is the interest of the Filipino people to address the roots of poverty and achieve a just and lasting peace. For it is the welfare of the poor Filipinos, in their millions, that is at the core of the peace negotiations.
Millions of migrant Filipinos in Europe and their relatives in the Philippines campaigned for you, voted for you, and many among us continue to support you because you promised us "genuine change". Having been forced to leave our loved ones and the country in order to work abroad, we have an acute sense of the need for such change in our country.
Press Statement | February 16, 2017 Leaders of Migrante Europe held a dialogue with Secretary Silvestre Bello III (Department of Labor and Employment, DOLE) and Dr. Jun Cruz, Director of OWWA in Holiday Inn, EUR Parco Dei Medici, Rome last...
Press Statement On re-arrest of NDFP peace consultants and termination of JASIG February 9, 2017 “We strongly condemn the re-arrest of NDFP Peace Consultant Ariel Arbitario, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines on, February 7, 2017. This happen right after after...
May 13, 2016 Dear President Duterte, We congratulate you on your overwhelming victory in the May 2016 polls. The Filipino people have spoken, and they chose change. You sweeping victory is testament to how Filipinos, wherever we are in the world, thirst...
Press Statement June 12, 2015 On the occasion of June 12, Bayan calls on the Filipino people to stand in defense of national sovereignty and territorial integrity against the foreign powers that seek to tear the Philippines apart. Today we are...
Dear friends, Karapatan shares with you this statement of a member organization Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR)  on the results of their fact finding mission on the fire incident at the factory of Kentex Manufacturing Incorporated which...
This humanitarian crisis needs to be immediately and collectively resolved by all governments before more innocent lives are lost. It will be such a shame to see them, stakeholders to the sustainable development goals that all States are crafting and finalizing now, die because we failed to take proactive measures to save them and resolve the situation.
It is with utmost jubilance that we announce to all Filipinos and supporters here in the Philippines and around the world that the Indonesian government has suspended the implementation of the death sentence on our kababayan Mary Jane Veloso...

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