Q&A with 'In the Country' author Mia Alvar
My goal wasn't to tear down the narrative of heroic or saintly overseas Filipino workers … I absolutely think there's an element of heroism in the huge self-sacrifice and the selflessness of that choice. My goal was not to make some sort of statement ...
PH freedom festivities across the globe
The Manila Times
Following the recent success of Kapusong Pinoy concerts in Vancouver and Anaheim, GMA International continues to ignite the Filipino spirit around the world through its participation in various events celebrating the Philippines' 117th Independence Day.
#Throwback: Remember the cassette tape?
The practical and effective use of recorded tapes sent through the postal office served as one of the early communication tools of Overseas Filipino Workers with their families and friends in the Philippines. We no longer use the cassette tape, but it ...
On Being "In The Country": Meet Filipina-American Author Mia Alvar
The ubiquity of the acronym OFW — overseas Filipino worker — in the vernacular at home in the Philippines and abroad speaks to the specificity of the experience. “There's always an eye toward saving up money or sending money back [to the Philippines ...
Palace: VP speech fooling no one
Meanwhile, the number of overseas Filipino workers also decreased from 10 million to 8.4 million individuals. “President Aquino has built on the platform of good governance. The Aquino administration has brought forth a government that is open ...
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Exporters and families of overseas Filipino workers overjoyed with ...
Manila: Exporters and families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were overjoyed with the strengthening of the US dollar and the consequent weakening of the Philippine peso, sources said. “We can build our home and invest in apartments for the future ...
Mi figue, mi raisin: Filipinos' culture of migration in the age of globalization
Protesters marched in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs last year demanding the lifting of a deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to war-torn Libya. One of the protesters' placards read, “Ibalik kami sa Libya!” which strongly ...
How distressed overseas Filipino workers in Malaysia find their way home
The 34-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) said she was brought to a large three-storey house with a swimming pool and a fish pond. It had 15 rooms, each with a toilet. She was ordered to clean the whole house and was only allowed to sleep for ...
Kris Aquino and LBC team up to connect overseas Filipinos
LBC Express, Inc., the leading courier service, logistics and money remittance provider in the Philippines, teams up with the Queen of all Media, Kris Aquino, to better help connect overseas Filipinos and their loved ones back home. Aquino was launched ...
Kris & LBC team up to connect overseas Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines - LBC Express, Inc. teams up with Kris Aquino to better help connect overseas Filipinos and their loved ones back home. Kris was launched as LBC's first celebrity endorser on May 20 at the Green Sun in Makati. LBC executives ...