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20 April 2015

Keynote Address: In Pursuit of Peace, Truth and Justice… - Speech of Sec. Teresita Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Editorial Speech featured in the March 2015 issue of the "Kababaihan at Kapayapaan"

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  In pursuit of peace, truth and justice…  
At the Bangsamoro Peace Forum, held at ISO, Ateneo de Manila University
By Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
26 February 2015
Good afternoon.  
A  month ago yesterday, all hell broke loose at Mamasapano in Maguindanao  and, with it, the hopes we were nurturing for the timely  passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law that would conclusively shift the MILF struggle from armed to electoral, from violent to peaceful.  Or so it seems. 

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17 April 2015

2nd European Regional Conference of Overseas Filipinos in Malta

14 April 2015

Filipino Financial Problems? Here Are Key Reasons Why

High borrowing and lack of saving habit, says Chairperson of Commission on Filipinos Overseas


VM Sathish
Emirates 24/7
April 10, 2015

Participants during the awareness campaign (Supplied)

Heavy borrowings and a lack of saving habit have been blamed for the financial problems the Filipinos are facing in the country and abroad.

Imelda M. Nicolas, Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), said she was shocked to know the high level of financial debt the Filipinos carry in the country and abroad.

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06 April 2015

Modus Operandi Involving Illegal Recruitment of Filipinos Uncovered by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas


Around 130 men and women from Manila, Ilocos, Abra and Bicol stood in front of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) last Friday, March 27, 2015 with the hope of working abroad. They were recruited through Facebook and promised work as dairy farm assistants, farm workers, nurses and healthcare workers in countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Korea. The alleged illegal recruiter instructed the unknowing victims to pay a processing fee between P 130,000.00 - P215,000.00 through bank and personal transactions for the supposed paperwork necessary for overseas employment.

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