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    Deterioration of individual freedoms and human rights in the Philippines, a dangerous tunnel

    Deterioration of individual freedoms and human rights in the Philippines, a dangerous tunnel

    Human rights in the Philippines are waste paper. The alleged war on drugs has created a climate of total impunity in the country, which has led to an impressive number of killings by the police,…

    Human rights
    Why Is Lebanon Ignoring Its Migrant Population?

    Why Is Lebanon Ignoring Its Migrant Population?

    Migrant workers are facing a tough time keeping their heads above water in Lebanon. The lockdown situation along with the recent blast in Beirut has made their eviction an inevitable consequence. The blast has apparently…

    Embassies
    China requires Covid-19 negative certificate from all inbound travelers from Philippines: Chinese Embassy

    China requires Covid-19 negative certificate from all inbound travelers from Philippines: Chinese Embassy

    Chinese Embassy in Manila issued a travel advisory on Tuesday stating that starting August 20 all travelers to China in inbound flights from Philippines are required to take a nucleic acid test for Covid-19 and…

    Migrant workers
    Developing countries face sharp drop in remittances from migrant workers

    Developing countries face sharp drop in remittances from migrant workers

    Coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unprecedented socio-economic impact around the globe and hundreds-of-thousands of migrant workers are at the receiving end of the crisis. From Asia to Africa, migrants working overseas, particularly in developing countries,…

    Human rights
    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…

    Embassies
    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…

    Embassies
    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…