Archive for February 12th, 2013

3 Executed Pinoys should not be called OFWs – Inquirer

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Concorde International
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Alfredo Palmiery, president of Federated Association of Manpower Exporters Inc., Thursday said Sally Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain, who were executed by lethal injection on Wednesday, had no record of being OFWs.

“They were never hired by any legitimate agency, they had no working contracts [and] working visas, and they were lured into transporting illegal drugs by a foreign syndicate preying on jobless Filipinos looking to make a quick buck” Palmiery said in a statement.

“It is an insult to the millions of OFWs all over the world to call the three OFWs as they had no intention to work in China and were merely convinced to travel as tourists to bring contraband into China”, he said.

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Dont’ be eager to offload OFWs, recruiters urge immigration men – Inquirer

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Concorde International
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MANILA, Philippines – Immigration agents at the country’s international airports should not just offload Filipino workers holding overseas employment certificates (OECs) on the mere suspicion that these are fake, leaders of recruitment groups said on Friday. The recruiters said this Friday at a forum hosted by the government’s Inter-Agency Council […]

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Demand for Filipino workers in HK stays – Manila Bulletin

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Concorde International
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Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines (SHARP) head Alfredo Palmiery made the statement after a report of a dismissed Filipina migrant worker following the hostage-taking circulated to the public.

Palmiery said their association’s Hong Kong-based counterpart, Hong Kong Manpower Agencies Ltd. reported no cancellation in job orders and contracts for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in their country.

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Bureaucratic Speed – Manila Bulletin

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Concorde International
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ALFREDO Palmiery, president of Federated Association of Manpower Exporters Inc., said the acronym OFW shouldn’t apply to those who were never licensed or did gainful employment abroad. “Drug mules” can’t make asses of OFWs.

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OFWs, Recruiters to protest Medical Exams procedures – ABS-CBN

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Concorde International
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MANILA, Philippines – Overseas workers and recruitment agency officials will mount a protest against the Department of Health (DOH) for its failure to protect the welfare of overseas workers by not stopping the decking practices of a group of medical clinics. In a statement, the Federated Associations of Manpower Exporters […]

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