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Stories of Struggles and Sacrifice

From the first few moments of arriving in the Philippines and stepping out into the dense humid heat of the monsoon, I realised that this experience would see me meet many different and unknown challenges. In many ways these challenges would not be entirely dissimilar to those I had faced in the past, applying myself to a project, working out its obstacles and cooperating in a team are all experiences I had delved into in the past.

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[HIGHLIGHTS] LF: #OFWRights sa Gitna ng Pandemya

The question of the sustainability of government assistance to OFWs was also raised. As the economy falls, so do people’s incomes and subsequently, so do taxes. The government may find difficulty in maintaining funds for OFWs with a decreased tax base. Dr. Abao also wondered how existing…


Change for the Better

An essay written by Marianne Gonzales for the Center for Migrant Advocacy #KwentongKababayan October 6th, 2020 No one tells you what happens after ‘change’. Change is what molds us into the individuals that we are today whether it be through extreme trauma, a shift in our mindsets, or environmental transformation such as moving that leadsContinue reading “Change for the Better”

How the pandemic is revealing the ways we are failing our OFWs

Pre-COVID, it was simple enough: you went to the consulate, took a ticket, waited, and then someone helped you. But now the consulate is encouraging everyone to use their online services, and replies are slow. Awheng knows OFWs who have tried and tried to get help this way, and have eventually given up in favour of praying for a miracle.


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