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OFWs to Aquino: Create more local jobs

By Edith Regalado/Philstar

HONG KONG – If there is one thing that overseas Filipino workers here ask of president-apparent Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, it is for his administration to create more jobs and opportunities in the country so they would not have to leave and seek greener pastures abroad.

“Our hope is for the new government to create more jobs in the country so that there would be no more Filipinos would have to go out and work abroad,” said Milagros Ladra, a 44-year old native of Davao City who started working as a domestic helper since 1992.

Ladra has been working here since starting out in Singapore for her first two years as an OFW.

“We all love to go home,” she said.

She said it could be a long shot but that she also shares the same fervent wish that if there are jobs back home, the pay should also be equal if not higher than what they are receiving as OFWs.

Ladra likewise said OFWs here also pin their hope on Aquino that his administration would address the woes of their sector particularly on the matter of the unscrupulous practices of the recruitment agencies.

Delfa Tacuban, another Filipina worker here, said the recruitment fees have been so exorbitant to the extent that OFWs sell all their properties and even borrow money with high interests and yet they end up receiving meager salaries.

“What is worst is when the OFWs arrive here in Hong Kong and they happen to be immediately fired by their employers and their contracts terminated within five days. And now, what would happen to the replacement fee paid?” Tacuban said.

Ladra said the new government should also help in ensuring that there would be a better working condition for the OFWs as a number of them have been subjected to maltreatment, harassment and abuse.

“We hope the new government would help to make sure that all the provisions in the OFW contract shall be followed and complied with by the employers in providing a conducive environment for the OFWs to work,” Ladra said.

Filed under: Kwentong OFW, OFW Corner, OFW Livelihood Training, Overseas Jobs,

Karagdagang budget sa edukasyon, hiniling ng DepEd kay incoming President Noynoy Aquino

By: RMN NEWS

UMAPELA ang Department of Education kay incoming President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino na dagdagan ang budget para sa edukasyon.

Ayon kay Education Sec. Mona Valisno, layon nitong matuldukan ang kinakaharap nilang sandamakmak na problema.

Aniya, kulang na kulang kasi ang nakalaang pondo na 2 percent Gross National Product (GNP) para makamit ang kanilang target.

Tinatayang nasa dalawampu’t tatlong milyong mag-aaral ang bubuhos sa mga pampublikong paaralan ngayong darating na pasukan kung saan mas mataas ito ng dalawang milyon kumpara noong 2009.

Pangunahin pa rin nilang problema ang kakulangan sa silid-aralan, guro, libro, armchairs, laboratoryo at mga teknolohiya ang maraming paaralan sa bansa.

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RABIES AWARENESS CAMPAIGN KAN CITY VET EPEKTIBO

by Rex Bolima/DZMS

Dakula an naging kaogmahan ni City veterinarian Dr. Alex Destura matapos na mahiling na naging epektibo an mga namamanwaan sa saindang mga ataman na ayam. Sa intrebista kan dzms sa programang bikol target, sinabi ni destura na magayon an simbag kan pet owners sa saindang kahagadan na maging responsable sa saindang mga ataman sa paagi kan pagakod sa mga ini. Siniguro man kan opisyal na padagos an saindang kampanya kontra sa mga lagalag na ayam tanganing dagos ng magbaba an bilang kan mga nabibiktima nin rabies sa ciudad.

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