An OFW Journalism Consortium news flash exclusive
MANILA—NUEVA Ecija, the country’s rice granary, has just included overseas Filipinos’ concerns in its local development efforts.
This was made possible by a migration-and-development plan formulated in a summit organized by the provincial government and a non-government organization recently.
from an April 2 report by The Borneo Post in Malaysia
SANDAKAN, MALAYSIA–A BIG majority of about 100 detained irregular migrants held up in an operation recently were Filipinos..
A Special Task Force, led by deputy director ACP Abdul Aziz Alwee, said a total of 313 people were checked during the first day of the two-day ‘Operasi Tanduk Siri’.
from an April 2 report by Sally Rae of the Otago Daily Times in New Zealand
OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND–FILIPINO dairy workers here and their employers have found as helpful two new guides for dairy farm workers and employrs to work together.
The guides “had to be a good thing,” said Filipino dairy farm manager Neil Molina, now seven years in New Zealand said the guides had to be a good thing, especially since migrant workers make adjustments upon their arrival here. Molina, who works for Greg and Kelly Kirkwood and manages a farm in the Maniototo area, has 12 Filipino staff.
from a March 31 report by Roger Phillips of Record Net (USA)
CALIFORNIA, USA—EXPIRING work visas will soon force some 15 Filipino teachers in Stockton’s Unified District in United States out of their classrooms.
The Filipino teachers came in US in 2007 with temporary visas, and their visas would expire next year, leaving them worried about the future of their teaching career.
from a March 31 report by Eunice Au of Asia One (Singapore)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA–FILIPINO maids are now in demand in Malaysia despite the higher wage employers have to pay for their services.
Asia One reported that Filipinas were sought because they were highly trained in doing household chores and in conversing in English.