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Bishop welcomes lifting of deployment ban on Filipino workers to Saudi...

“That is a very inspiring news, a great help and immense relief to our [overseas Filipino workers],” said Bishop Ruperto Santos

Philippines lifts deployment ban of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia

Deployment will resume on November 7, a decision that comes after talks between the Philippines and Saudi Arabia

Philippines seeks clemency for Filipino migrant worker on death row in...

Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo made a request for "executive clemency" for Veloso in a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart

Christian youth group joins calls for release of Filipino woman on...

Veloso is currently detained in Indonesia and is facing the death penalty after she was arrested in 2010 for drug trafficking

Parents of Filipino woman on Indonesia’s death row appeal for help...

Veloso was convicted of drug trafficking in Jakarta in 2010 but she claimed that she was a victim of human trafficking

Philippine bishop welcomes Taiwan’s decision to increase wages of migrant workers

Effective August 10, the monthly pay for migrant workers in Taiwan is at NT$20,000 (US$665.70) from the previous NT$17,000 (US$565.90)

Bitter harvest: Malaysian palm oil farmers face labor crunch

Palm oil is a controversial commodity, blamed by environmentalists for fueling the destruction of rainforest in Malaysia and Indonesia

Philippine Catholic bishop appeals for help for Filipinos in Sri Lanka

“For their safety and their protection we support the repatriation of our Filipino nationals in Sri Lanka," said Bishop Ruperto Santos

Not so personal ‘personal’

A personal parish is created by the bishop to “better serve Catholics of a particular rite, language, nationality, ethnicity"

Bankrupt Sri Lanka allows younger women to work abroad

Remittances from Sri Lankans working abroad have long been a key source of foreign exchange for the country

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