Hosting this year’s 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is no less than a major exporter of human labor---the government of the Philippines.

Gabriela Women's Party today scored the Arroyo government and the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) for the intensified trafficking of Filipino women and children, through a protest parade today at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City.

“There is no one else to blame for the beheading of Jenifer Bidoya butGMA.

“She has robbed them off their money, rights and even votes before; now she is depriving OFWs and their families a joyous Christmas,” says Rep. Luz Ilagan of Gabriela Women’s Party. “GMA is worse than the Grinch.”

“This is not just a show of the famed Filipino hospitality; This is a proof that migrant workers around the world are one in opposing the plan of business-minded governments to turn them into milking cows and modern-day slaves through the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).”

Aside from urging the Philippine government to provide assistance to thousands of Filipino workers stranded in the Iranian island of Kish and Omani town of Buraimi, Dubai due to new and stricter visa rule implemented by the United Arab Emirates, Gabriela Women’s Party renews its call for the Arr

Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Luz Ilagan will join a Fact Finding Mission in Zamboanga City from October 3 to 6 to check on the condition of Filipinos deported by the Malaysian government from Sabah, during the third wave of massive crackdown on undocumented migrants which started in 2002.

GWP Secretary General Cristina Palabay condemned today the illegal arrest and detention of Mary Grace Delicano, a volunteer campaigner of GWP in 2007 elections and a campaign staff of Gabriela-Negros since 1993.

Gabriela Womens Party Representative Liza Maza today renewed calls for the GSIS to fully disclose immediately its foreign investments as the global financial meltdown worsens in the midst of a foiled US bailout.

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