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BANGKOK, THAILAND – In 2015, the Philippine Embassy reported that there were 15,662 Filipinos in Thailand. This was accounted as follows: 1,025 are permanent migrants (they are married to Thais); temporary migrants, 13,266 are temporary migrants or those issued with work permits by the Thai Ministry of Labor, and the irregular or undocumented accounted to 1,371. However, the numbers could be higher because most Filipinos coming here to work entered as tourists. They have either friends or family members who encouraged them to work in the Kingdom. As an ASEAN member, Filipinos can stay up to 28 days in Thailand...
Nowadays, it has becoming socially acceptable for mothers to work outside due to the increasing economic demands. Filipino mothers have opted to work abroad and toughly endure the consequences of living away from their families in exchange for a better and brighter future for their loved ones. Despite homesickness, work pressure, family problems, etc., they stand strong with hopes that all these sacrifices would lead to a happy life they are dreaming for their families. But what if your only source of strength and hope has been murdered by the administration you campaigned for and supported? Anguished Arrivals Going back...
One day, Leolalinda Petinglay-Plameras, 48, visited a second house that she owned, a 15-minute drive from her home. She found the glass back door broken. The house intended for rent was in the middle of a gang-infested area in Aiken, South Carolina. Aside from the broken glass door, everything was in place, even a few dollars left on the table were untouched. But when she opened the refrigerator all the chocolates were gone. “Instead of getting scared, I felt pity for those intruders. They were hungry. The broken glass was their shattered lives. I knew then that I had a...