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Deeper reasons for Libya OFWs’ refusal to come home

This refers to the article titled “Most OFWs in Libya ignore calls to come home” (News, 7/14/14) by Jerry E. Esplanada.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Horror

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One night in Katra Shahadatganj in northern India, two girls aged 12 and 14 disappeared in the fields where they had gone to relieve themselves. Like half of the population, they had no toilets at home. The next day their bodies were found hanging from a tree. They had been raped.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Osang and the ‘beauty myth’

“God knows that we are helping our families, and they do not know how we sacrifice. Maybe if I join and win in this competition my life will change,” Rose “Osang” Fostanes said in a video presented before her audition for Israel’s “X Factor.”

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

OFW at 22

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6:30 a.m. My alarm goes off. I fight the urge to go back to sleep and get up, as quietly as possible, so as not to wake my roommates. I stretch a bit, climb down from the double-deck bed, and extend my right foot to search for my slippers on the floor. Aha. Found them. I walk over to where our food is stacked and rustle up my sachet of coffee, chocolate spread, bread, and vitamins. I turn the doorknob slowly. Squeak. I look behind me and see that they are still asleep. I put my stuff down on the table and go lose a penny. I fix my coffee and spread some chocolate on my bread. I take a few sips and feel the caffeine doing what it does best: wake me up. The clock says 6:50.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A glimpse of a sex-for-flight deal

As told by victims to Migrante officers in Saudi Arabia, the “sex-for-flight” scheme allegedly being employed by some embassy and labor officials usually operates like this:

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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