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Villar to push bills on agriculture, OFWs

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar has vowed to work for the passage by the 24-member Senate of bills protecting the plight of farmers and fisherfolk as well as Overseas Filipino Workers.

The dozen “tanim-bala” cases at the airports may just be the tip of the iceberg, according to the lawyer tasked by Rep. Manny Pacquiao to help them.

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Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto pressed the national government yesterday to concentrate in recovering an estimated 1.9 million loose guns, not on bullets “planted’’ at bags of airline passengers, particularly overseas Filipino workers (OFW).

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The Philippine Consulate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates confirmed that it will file an appeal on behalf of a 25-year-old Overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was sentenced early this month to one year imprisonment for having an illicit relationship with another OFW, a Filipino migrant rights watchdog reported.

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OFW found dead in Qatar

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Manila, Philippines – An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) was found dead in her rented apartment in Doha, Qatar with a rope tied around her neck, a Filipino migrant rights watchdog said in a belated report yesterday. Noel Tolentino, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Migranteng Mangagagawa sa Qatar (SAMMAQA), a Migrante International chapter in […]

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