from a March 29 report by the Visayan Daily Star
BACOLOD CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL-RELTIVES of a missing Negrense domestic worker who left for Saudi Arabia are asking help to locate her.
Joebie Claraga Bautista, 41, was believed missing since June, 2011. In a Visayan Daily News report, John Leonard Monterona of Migrante-Middle East said a friend of Bautista informed her family last August, 2011 that she was being maltreated and sent back to the Philippines.
from an April 1 report by Mariecar Jara-Puyod of Gulf News
MANILA–OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) from Saudi Arabia are among the most number of members to Manila’s Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund.
Pag-IBIG’s membership and collection data showed that over 169,558 OFWs from the Middle East signed for Pag-IBIG for reactivation of membership or for first-time membership in 2011.
from a March 29 report by Janice Ponce de Leon of Gulf News
MANILA–THE Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) has revised the implementing rules on the conduct of Special Professional Licensure Board Examinations (SPLBE) for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz bared this news in order to make the process easier and faster for OFWs in taking the board exams in host countries.
Texts and photos by Jeremaiah Opiniano
VALLADOLID, Spain—SPANIARDS coming from this place, like a former king and some Augustinian priests who became bishops in Manila and Cebu during the 17th century, conquered Filipinos and their land about four centuries ago.
But today at Spain’s former seat of power and the capital of the Castilla y Leon region, a small pack of Filipinos —around ten— quietly made this quiescent city their home.