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OFWs as modern-day heroes: Seriously?

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

While presidential elections typically bring to the fore a myriad of concerns homeland-based nationals deem as urgent, the situation becomes more complicated when it happens in the world’s largest labor-sending country, the Philippines.

 

With over 10 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) as of the last official count...

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The failure behind the balikbayan box warning

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Beyond the smuggling issue claimed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) allegedly linked to the balikbayan boxes sent by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their family and loved ones in the Philippines, why has the BOC’s infamous announcement on August 19 left a bitter taste in the mouths of many, if not most, OFWs?


Given a certain degree of logic behind ...

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