It was as if somebody wrote a memo and everybody read it—wear “terno.”
Of course there was no memo—in fact, the invitation to the State of the Nation Address (Sona) of President Aquino merely said Filipina dress for women and barong for the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and barong or suit for the other guests.
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MANILA, Philippines — It was a day for fashion-watching at the Senate as some lady senators were dressed in elegant gowns during the opening of the second regular session of the 15th Congress, at the Philippine Senate, Monday.
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Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan today called on President Aquino to give due importance to concerns of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday and prioritize the passage of measures that will ensure protection and assistance especially to distressed migrant workers.
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Resolution Urging His Excellency, President Benigno C. Aquino III, To Direct The Department Of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Through Its Attached Agency, The Philippin Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) To Closely Monitor The Conduct Of The Pre-departure Orientation Seminar For OFWs Before Leaving The Country And Ensure The Emphasis On The Grave Risks Of Engaging In Illegal Activities Such As Acting As Drug Mules, Intentionally Or Unintentionally, Whether Or Not For Monetary Rewards
Resolution Urging His Excellency, President Benigno C. Aquino III To Direct The Department Of Labor And Employment (DOLE) Through Its Attached Agency, The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) To Closely Monitor The Conduct Of The Pre Departure Orientation Seminar For OFWS Before Leaving The Country And Ensure The Emphasis On The Grave Risks Of Engaging In Illegal Activities Such as Acting As Drug Mules, Intentionally Or Unintentionally, Whether Or Not For Monetary Rewards
NASILAYAN na ng publiko sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon ang mga labi ni Sally Ordinario-Villanueva matapos itong dumating sa bahay ng kanyang kapatid sa Quezon City kaninang 8:00 ng umaga.
Nakalagay sa puting kabaong ang nasabing OFW at nakasuot ng Filipiñana outfit na personal na pili ng kanyang inang si Edith.Ilang oras ding naantala ang kanyang pagburol dahil ang inasahang paghahanda sa kanyang mga labi ay inabot ng halos siyam na oras.
Naging emosyunal ang pamilya ni Sally, kabilang ang kanyang ina lalo na nang tingnan nito ang anak sa kabaong. read more »
Gabriela Women’s party Representative Luz Ilagan denounced today the US aggression on Libya and called on the Philippine government to continue its efforts to facilitate the evacuation of Filipino migrant workers amid intensified US-led military attacks on the oil rich nation.
“It is important for the Philippine government continue efforts to bring our OFWs to safety. The US-led military intervention targets the Libyan capital of Tripoli where thousands of Filipinos remain, including those working as nurses and hospital workers.” read more »
"President Arroyo is enticing more and more Filipinos to work abroad despite the deplorable situation of Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Dubai who found themselves jobless and scrounging around scrap garbage to sell for survival,” said Gabriela solon Luzviminda Ilagan, citing reports of 137 Filipino bus drivers and of many more migrant workers who expected to land jobs but who ended up stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). read more »
A militant solon chided Pres. Gloria Arroyo for her haste in deploying Filipino Overseas Workers to war-torn Lebanon and Jordan. "It is like sending cannon fodder! The two countries are problematic areas for OFWs' welfare and safety," said Gabriela Women's Party Representative Luzviminda Ilagan. read more »