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Human rights activists criticize Philippines president Duterte’s Anti-Terrorism Bill

Human rights activists criticize Philippines president Duterte’s Anti-Terrorism Bill

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has criticized Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of anti-terrorism bill on Friday. Human rights activists fear that this bill might allow suppression of criticism against government and human rights…

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Extension of repatriating 274 migrants bodies from Saudi Arabia to be requested, says Philippines Embassy

Extension of repatriating 274 migrants bodies from Saudi Arabia to be requested, says Philippines Embassy

The country of Philippines was supposed to ask the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for an extension date from July 4 for repatriating bodies of 274 Overseas Filipino migrant workers (OFW). The Philippines Embassy to Saudi…

Migrant workers
The tragedy of migrant workers in Lebanon

The tragedy of migrant workers in Lebanon

The suicide of a Filipino migrant worker in Beirut raises new doubts on the migrants’ conditions in Lebanon. In the Country, the COVID-19 restrictions measures exacerbated the economic crisis. The victim died, on May 24,…

Migrant workers
Lebanon Refuses To Help Migrant Workers Return Home

Lebanon Refuses To Help Migrant Workers Return Home

The life of some 2.5 million migrant workers in Lebanon hasn’t become any easier in the pandemic times. The earlier exploitation of low wages, long working hours and no labour law protection is place has…

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U.S. Choppers sale to Philippines opposed by Human Rights Watch, says would ‘reward past abuses’

U.S. Choppers sale to Philippines opposed by Human Rights Watch, says would ‘reward past abuses’

Human Rights Watch has opposed U.S. deal with Philippines of selling attack helicopters worth $2 billion approximately. On Friday, the Human Rights Watch organization released a statement in which it called upon the United States…

Migrant workers
Thousands of migrant workers in the UAE feel abandoned by their governments amid the coronavirus

Thousands of migrant workers in the UAE feel abandoned by their governments amid the coronavirus

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, MoHRE, announced last week that it is studying measures to take with regards to current labour relations with partner countries refusing to cooperate with evacuation…

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Qatar World Cup: 34 migrant workers died as per reports, a contrast to human rights estimates

Qatar World Cup: 34 migrant workers died as per reports, a contrast to human rights estimates

Qatar has conceded that nine migrant workers died a year ago working on the football stadium for the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup, taking the total number of deaths to 34 in six years span,…

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Qatar Airways fires about 200 Philippine workers

Qatar Airways fires about 200 Philippine workers

Qatar Airways on Monday handed a letter of resignation to about 200 Filipinos who worked for the company.   According to David Desang, Philippine Labor Attaché in Qatar, the dismissal of workers takes effect on…

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Bridges must condemn human rights abuses in the Philippines

Bridges must condemn human rights abuses in the Philippines

Bridges must condemn extra-judicial killings and other human rights abuses in the Philippines. The current Simon Bridges led National Party delegation to the Philippines will be a failure if it does not raise the issue…