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We know only too well what it means to have an undocumented relative living abroad. A parent dies and one of the children could not be at the funeral. An explanation, about invalid papers, is offered in hushed tones: “Hindi pa ayos ang papeles.” Or, we ask why someone very bright, with a college degree from a top university, could get only low-paying menial jobs after so many years living in the United States. And again, we are told: “Wala pa kasing papeles.”

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Courtesy Lane perk extends to OFWs

The Department of Foreign Affairs’ Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) met with Alfredo P. Palmiery, president of the Federated Association of Manpower Exporters Inc. on July 18, 2014, and explained to him that overseas Filipino workers with confirmed job offers or existing valid contracts can avail of Courtesy Lane privileges in Metro Manila and in the Regional Consular Offices (RCOs).

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Kapit sa patalim’

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The phrase literally means “clinging to a knife,” as awe-inspiring and visceral a way of describing the lot of many Filipinos as you can find. It’s the heart of desperation, a loss-loss choice between surviving and surviving badly, between being alive and raggedly so. That is the state in which overseas Filipino workers in Libya now find themselves: kapit sa patalim.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Libyan trap: A tragedy of our own making

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The primordial role of government, according to the great English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is to secure the life and limb of its citizens. I would disagree with Hobbes’ point that this is the primary role of government, but yes, I agree that providing security is one of the state’s main functions.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Existential choices

For the second time in three years, Libya is convulsed by violence. As in the first time, when rebels successfully ousted long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi, not all Filipinos working in Libya want to go home.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

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