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Help demanded for stranded workers in Saudi Arabia

HONG KONG (SE): The Migrante Partylist is calling for better protection for overseas Filipino workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as their job security is currently in doubt due to the current economic crisis caused by falling oil prices.

Its international coordinator, Garry Martinez, said at a press conference held in Manila on March 11, during which workers spoke via Skype from Saudi, that immediate assistance for stranded Filipinos in the kingdom is vital.

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Migrant workers top missionaries

BALANGA (AsiaNews): The government of the Emirate of Kuwait has granted a partial amnesty to the approximately 6,000 undocumented Filipinos in its territory and given them an opportunity to legalise their status.

Bishop Ruperto Santos, from the Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People, described the decision in a statement on March 1 as a humane gesture.

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I’m a financial literacy book—borrow me

HONG KONG (SE): There are different ways of reading books and there are different types of books as well. At least from school days, we are all familiar with borrowing a book from the library, but there are new types of libraries as well, and one of them has shelves stacked with human volumes.

Yes, we can borrow a human book. And unlike the paper variety, it comes to us, equipped with all sorts of interesting things that can help us learn about realities that have been quite foreign to us.








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Migrant worker condemned to stoning in Saudi

COLOMBO (UCAN): A protest led by Father Paris Jayamaha, the director of Caritas Anuradhapura in Colombo, called on the United Nations (UN) on December 3 to intervene on behalf of a Sri Lankan migrant worker, who has been condemned to death by stoning for committing adultery by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Chance for migrant workers to make a future at home

HONG KONG (SE): The youngest senator in the Philippine congress, Benigno (Bam) Aquino, was in Hong Kong on November 22 to talk up a bill he authored, dubbed Go Negosyo (Go Business), that was passed into law in July last year.

Aquino described the bill as being designed to ignite fresh sparks in the overall development of the Philippine economy, especially outside of the big cities.

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