Illegal recruitment cases down in 2014

THE Provincial Employment and Services Office (Peso) in Lingayen has recorded a significant decrease in the number of illegal recruitment cases in Pangasinan last year compared to the statistics in previous year.

Peso chief Alex Ferrer said the human trafficking cases recorded in 2014 decreased by more than 50 percent as compared to the cases recorded in 2013.

In 2013, he said 74 illegal recruitment and human trafficking cases were reported. In 2014, the number was reduced to 40 cases. (MORE)

Husband goes after hospital for wife’s death

Copy of the autopsy report published on Facebook by Cesar Coliflores
Copy of the autopsy report published on Facebook by Cesar Coliflores

CEBU — An overseas Filipino worker is crying for justice after his wife died at the Mandaue City Hospital where she sought treatment for recurring fever three weeks ago.

Cesar Coliflores, 42, who works as a driver in Saudi Arabia, said he will sue the doctors and nurses whom he believes had given wrong medication to his wife Jocelyn, 40, last January 2.

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The Coliflores family is questioning the cause of Jocelyn’s death. (Justin K. Vestil/Rebelander S. Basilan/Sun.Star Cebu) (MORE)

 

DFA cautions OFWs on unpaid loans, bouncing checks

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) cautions overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates on taking out loans and using credit cards.

The advisory is being issued in view of the alarming increase in the number of Filipinos detained due to unpaid loans.

Many people are tempted to apply for loans in the UAE due to various reasons. They are lured by low interest rates, without paying much attention to the other charges which appear in the fine print, and the prospect of taking as much as 18 months of one’s salary. Usually, banks require only a certificate of employment to approve a loan application. (MORE)

Golden Boy doubts Pacquiao vs Mayweather will happen

Although the negotiations of a dream match between two of the best boxers in the world, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., are as close as these have ever been, Golden Boy Promotions head Oscar de la Hoya has serious doubts of the fight ever happening. “I’m not speaking to you as a promoter, I’m […]