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News in Pictures | Progressives mark 28th death anniversary of Flor Contemplacion, call for end of labor export policy
“The case of Flor Contemplacion shows two things-the poor conditions and slave-like treatment of our fellow Filipinos overseas and the indifference of our government itself.”
“In the case of Flor Contemplacion, we only had eight days from the time we knew about the case. In the case of Mary Jane, we had three weeks.”
“We hope that this would be given due attention. Some 20 years ago, Flor was executed. We were told that she would be the last.”
They were not yet OFWs when Flor Contemplacion was executed. What impact did Flor Contemplacion’s death had on them then?
Bumaba na po kayo. Magresign na po kayo. Yun ang gusto namin.”
“Junk the labor export policy. Noynoy, resign.You should leave now. This is what I want and what everyone wants.”- Nora Aunor
Relatives of overseas Filipino workers and members of the progressive group Migrante International defaced the logo of the Department of Foreign Affairs in a protest action on Mar. 16 as they commemorate the 20th year since the execution of Flor Contemplacion. Contemplacion was a domestic worker in who was falsely accused, detained and sentenced to…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Members of global alliance of Migrant Filipinos Migrante International marked the 17th year death anniversary of Flor Contemplacion with a protest action held on March 17 at the Chino Roces Bridge (former Mendiola Bridge). This time, they are protesting against the US wars of aggression and deployment…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
OFWs and domestic helpers are still going through the same nightmare that Flor Contemplacion suffered. Many rot in jail. Several have been sentenced to death. Thousands suffer abuse from their employers and neglected by their government. To these OFWs, the Arroyo regime is “chief executioner of the rights and welfare of OFWs.”
Overseas Filipino workers from different parts of the globe commemorated the 14th death anniversary of Flor Contemplacion, March 17. BY RONALYN V. OLEA MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from different parts of the globe commemorated the 14th death anniversary of Flor Contemplacion, March 17. Contemplacion, a domestic helper in Singapore, was executed for…