Category Archives: migrant workers

Duterte bans deployment of workers to Kuwait; orders repatriation in 72 hours of workers who want to come home

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 February) — President Rodrigo Duterte has banned the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait due to the increasing number of abuses and deaths, including Filipina worker Joanne Daniela Demafelis whose body was recently discovered inside a freezer of an abandoned apartment in Al-Shaab, Kuwait. In a press conference at […]

Peace panels urged to include migrant workers’ welfare in CASER talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) – A migrant workers’ group urged the peace panels of the government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) to include measures that will improve the conditions of overseas Filipino workers when they resume talks on the Comprehensive Agreement on Socioeconomic Reforms or CASER. Inorisa Sialana-Elento, Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions […]

The woman in the freezer is a mother of 7 from Sulu, victim of human trafficking

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 October) – Laida Hajan of Barangay Kapian in Indanan Sulu is coming home soon, in a box from Iraq, a country that was not her destination and where deployment of Filipinos is supposed to be banned. A victim of human trafficking, the 36-year old Laida passed away in her sleep on August […]