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US labor unions adrift over foreign workers’ activism

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net SAN FRANCISCO, USA — JOHN Ford was flipping an egg in his kitchen when union members and immigrant activists in the Bay Area marched down…

Pinoys ‘in hiding’ abroad a million less after 7 years

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net SAN FRANCISCO, USA – ARE more Filipinos here coming out to explore the belly of the beast legally? In view of American officials’ moves to…

Voting thru mail likely in 39 more countries by 2007

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net SAN FRANCISCO, USA — OVERSEAS Filipinos spread in four continents who have registered for the national elections next year are expected to vote by mail,…

Organize to survive, health expert advises Pinoy nurses

by MARLENE H. ELMENZO www.ofwjournalism.net MAKATI CITY–HAVING a collective voice may save the jobs of Filipino nurses threatened to be sucked into the fiscal hole of the United Kingdom’s public…

Dairy cow investment vehicle

by WILLIAM IMPERIAL and ARIANNE APOSTOL www.ofwjournalism.net QUEZON CITY– DESPITE the soured deal between the National Dairy Authority and the Economic Resource Center for Overseas Filipinos, executives of both group…

Dutch offers treat for OFWs

by WILLIAM ALZONA www.ofwjournalism.net MAKATI CITY– WHAT’S with the Filipinos and the Dutch? The Netherlands have been the long-time home for the Philippine government’s political foes and an estimated 12,000…

‘Internet improves investment initiatives’

by DENNIS D. ESTOPACE (Editor) www.ofwjournalism.net Ed. — Mr. Antonio Ranque worked for nearly two decades in Saudi Arabia and is project development officer of the NGO Economic Resource Center…

Experts say OFWs not ready for market

by WILLIAM ALZONA and ISAGANI DE LA PAZ www.ofwjournalism.net QUEZON CITY–TONY Ranque’s heart beats faster every time someone from a bank pops up a message on his mobile phone. Like…

Bogus schemes galore

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net MANDALUYONG CITY–PSEUDO-INVESTMENT schemes such as Ponzi and pyramiding do not only promise quick cash to ordinary investors, but also rake in millions to billions of…

‘Ever been scammed?’

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net Editor’s note: Victim requested anonymity in exchange for baring her story. SOMEWHERE IN LUZON ISLAND––OVERSEAS worker’s wife Virginia Recuerda’s mind wanders to a Citibank check…

Seafarers turn to cooperatives for borrowings

by LEO J. SANTIAGO www.ofwjournalism.net MANILA–AMPARO Munariz and her seafarer husband have been members of a cooperative for nearly two decades now and they wouldn’t have it any other way….

Ex-OFWs, advocates confront business realities

by JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO www.ofwjournalism.net CALOOCAN CITY-–FORMER overseas Filipino workers trying their hands in business are discovering the cold truth of the market: rules are unforgiving to those unprepared. While…