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‘Sex for fly’ scandal tip of iceberg, says solon

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Tent City: Stranded OFWs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by: Ellen Tordesillas)

The sex for fly scandal involving officials in different diplomatic posts of the country in the Middle East is just the tip of the iceberg and must be seen in the context of the crackdown being done against undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said yesterday.

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Pinoys to hold global day of prayer Aug. 21; global rallies vs China July 24

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – Filipinos will hold a global day of prayer on Aug. 21 and  global rallies on July 24 in front China Embassies in all major cities where Filipino Diaspora live.

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IMMIGRATION REFORM CLEARS THE SENATE

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Senator Chuck Schumer

New York, NY ---  On Thursday, June 27, after decades of advocacy for a fair, just, and workable immigration system, S.744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” cleared the Senate with an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The bill’s passage brings the country one step closer to a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.

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POLO official denies running sex ring in Jordan

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MANILA -– A Philippine official accused of allegedly running a prostitution ring using runaway overseas Filipino workers in Jordan vehemently denied the allegations against him.

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Gawad Kalinga founder, Tony Meloto

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MANILA – The leading French newspaper Le Figaro recently lauded Gawad Kalinga and its founder, Tony Meloto.

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Senator Cayetano pushes for full investigation of OFWs exploitation

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MANILA -- Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday said the government should leave no stone unturned in its investigation of the reported sexual abuse of distressed women overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Philippine overseas offices.

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Public hearings held for two FilVets Bills

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) --  United States Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) told his colleagues before the Senate Veterans Committee Tuesday (June 12) that while he is introducing S. 868, The Filipino Veterans Promise Act, it will only honor those Filipino World War II “veterans who served and will not provide benefits to any person who did not.”

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Education sector begins drafting K-12 IRR

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MANILA -- Agencies handling education services begun at the Department of Education (DepEd) Wednesday the drafting of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Enhanced Basic Education Act signed by the President last May.

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U.S. ICE CANCELS FILIPINA’S “VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE”

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has exercised prosecutorial discretion on the case of undocumented Filipina Karla Gaerlan by cancelling her formerly issued order of voluntary departure.

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Cobonpue, et al to join team giving NAIA a facelift

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MANILA -- World-famous designer Kenneth Cobonpue, architect Royal Pineda and designer Budji Layug are joining the group working on the rehabilitation of Ninoy Aquino International Airport's (NAIA).

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