Proposed Senate Resolution No. 418, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE PRESIDENT TO TAKE SWIFT ACTION TO SAVE AN OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER NOW IN DANGER IN THE HANDS OF HER EMPLOYER IN SAUDI ARABIA AND TO EXHAUST ALL LEGAL MEANS TO SECURE JUSTICE FOR THE MURDER OF FATIMA SAGADAN MAULANA, AND URGING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, A FULL PROBE OF THESE TWO RECENT CASES OF ABUSES AGAINST OFWS TO ADDRESS THE ORDEAL OF THESE WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 556, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE PROPER COMMITTEES TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, REGARDING THE ALLEGED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION OF DEPORTED FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS FROM SABAH, MALAYSIA AND THE PREPAREDNESS OF THE PHILIPPINE COUNTERPART IN THE PHILIPPINE-MALAYSIAN WORKING GROUP ON MIGRANT WORKERS TASKED TO ASSIST THE UNDOCUMENTED AND DOCUMENTED FILIPINO MIGRANTS IN SABAH, MALAYSIA WHO ARE SUBJECTED TO MASSIVE CRACKDOWN BY THE HOST GOVERNMENT

Senate Bill No. 3180, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT IMPROVING THE STANDARDS OF PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE FOR MIGRANT WORKERS, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995
Short Title
MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT
Date filed
April 22, 2009

Senate Bill No. 3255, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT EXEMPTING MONEY TRANSFERS TO THE PHILIPPINES BY OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS FROM THE DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 181 OF THE NATIONAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1997, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX EXEMPTION ON MONEY TRANSFERS BY OFWS
Date filed
May 18, 2009

Senate Bill No. 54, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT PROVIDING RETIREMENT, INSURANCE, HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS TO OVERSEAS CONTRACT WORKERS (OCWS) AND THEIR BENEFICIARIES AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ‘MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995’, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, AMENDMENTS
Date filed
June 30, 2007

Senate Bill No. 154, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995, FURTHER IMPROVING THE HIGHER STANDARDS OF PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE WELFARE OF MIGRANT WORKERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS IN DISTRESS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
REVISED MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 2007
Date filed
June 30, 2007

Senate Bill No. 468, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRESERVATION AND CULTIVATION OF THE FILIPINO HERITAGE AMONG FILIPINOS OVERSEAS THROUGH THE TEACHING OF FILIPINO LANGUAGE AND HISTORY, ASSISTANCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF PHILIPPINE SCHOOLS AND FILIPINIANA RESOURCE CENTERS ABROAD, AND THE CREATION OF A COMMITTEE ON HERITAGE AND CULTURE FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Short Title
EDUCATION AND HERITAGE PROGRAM FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO ACT OF 2007
Date filed
February 7, 2007

Senate Bill No. 1619, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRESERVATION AND CULTIVATION OF THE FILIPINO HERITAGE AMONG FILIPINOS OVERSEAS THROUGH THE TEACHING OF FILIPINO LANGUAGE AND HISTORY, ASSISTANCE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF PHILIPPINE SCHOOLS AND FILIPINIANA CENTERS ABROAD AND ESTABLISHING A TRUST FUND THEREFOR
Short Title
EDUCATION AND HERITAGE PROGRAM FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT
Date filed
September 19, 2007

Senate Bill No. 1879, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT IMPOSING PENALTIES ON PHILIPPINE CONSULAR OFFICIALS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT FAILURE TO ACT ON COMPLAINTS OF, GIVE ASSISTANCE TO OR RENDER SERVICES TO MIGRANT WORKERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS IN DISTRESS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995
Short Title
PENALIIZING PHIL. CONSULAR OFFICERS WHO FAIL TO GIVE SUPPORT/ASSISTANCE TO OFWS
Date filed
November 15, 2007

Senate Bill No. 2227, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE REGULATORY FUNCTIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION (POEA) AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995
Short Title
STRENGTHENING THE REGULATORY FUNCTIONS OF POEA
Date filed
April 29, 2008

Senate Bill No. 2282, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE REGULATORY FUNCTIONS OF THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION (POEA), AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995
Short Title
STRENGTHENING THE REGULATORY FUNCTIONS OF POEA
Date filed
May 14, 2008

Senate Bill No. 2479, 14th Congress of the Republic

Long Title
ANACT EXEMPTING MONEY TRANSFER TO THE PHILIPPINES OF OVERSEAS FOREIGN WORKERS FROM THE IMPOSITION OF DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 181 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8424, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'TAX REFORM ACT OF 1997', AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Short Title
DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX EXEMPTION ON MONEY TRANSFER REMITTED BY OFWS
Author
Date filed
July 24, 2008

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 791, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION URGING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES TO INQUIRE, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE READINESS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (DOLE) AND OTHER CONCERNED AGENCIES IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) WHO WERE LAID OFF FROM THEIR JOBS, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF STRENGTHENING THE CONTINGENCY MEASURES IN PLACE TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF RETURNING OFWS IN ANTICIPATION OF MASSIVE RETRENCHMENTS DUE TO THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 886, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOMENT, AND OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION TO EXERCISE UTMOST TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE DISBURSEMENT/UTILIZATION OF THE P250-MILLION FILIPINO EXPATRIATE LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT FUND, TO SHIELD IT FROM MISUSE, ABUSE AND CORRUPTION AND ENGENDER PUBLIC TRUST, IN THE NAME OF THE ROUGHLY 9 MILLION OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 903, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION URGING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT; AND FOREIGN RELATIONS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE STANDARD PROCEDURES FOLLOWED BY THE DIPLOMATIC POSTS AND THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS LABOR OFFICES (POLO) IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS INCLUDING THE RECENTLY REPORTED CASE OF FAILURE TO HELP AND ILL TREATMENT OF OFWS IN DISTRESS IN QATAR WITH THE END IN VIEW OF RECOMMENDING MEANINGFUL AND HUMANE LEGISLATION FOR FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 942, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION URGING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE PLIGHT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN TAIWAN VIS-A-VIS THE FUNCTIONS AND ASSISTANCE TO OFWS EXTENDED BY THE MANILA ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE (MECO) TO BRING ABOUT A MEANINGFUL OFW-CENTERED PHILIPPINE DIPLOMACY

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 958, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION URGING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN RELATIONS; AND LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE DISCRIMINATION SUFFERED BY THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, DEPRIVING THEM OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ACCESS OF PUBLIC SERVICES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND THE INEXORABLE NAME-CALLING AND PREJUDICED BRANDING OF FILIPINOS AND THE PHILIPPINES WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF URGING THE GOVERNMENT TO MOBILIZE ITS AGENCIES AND EXHAUST MEASURES TO PROTECT THE FILIPINOS AND THE COUNTRY FROM UNDESERVED RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 991, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE PROPER COMMITTEES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PLIGHT OF THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN TAIWAN TO ADDRESS THE UNJUST AND UNFAIR EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS THROUGH NON-ADHERENCE TO CONTRACTS AND TO INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED INABILITY OF THE MANILA ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE (MECO) TO MAKE REPRESENTATION IN BEHALF OF THE OFWS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1024, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PLIGHT OF THE WORKERS RECRUITED BY H.M.O. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES AND SML HUMAN RESOURCES INC. TO WORK FOR JASSIM DECORATION AND SERVICES COMPANY IN DOHA, QATAR ALLEGEDLY VICTIMS OF CONTRACT SUBSTITUTION BY THEIR EMPLOYER AND TO LOOK INTO THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION (POEA) IN ITS NEGLIGENCE TO CURTAIL THE PRACTICE OF CONTRACT SUBSTITUTION BY AGENCIES AND EMPLOYERS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1025, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PLIGHT OF THE FIFTY (5) OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) IN LIBYA, ALLEGEDLY VICTIMS OF CONTRACT SUBSTITUTION AND LABOR MALPRACTICES BY THEIR EMPLOYER AND THE APPARENT NEGLECT BY THE LABOR ATTACHE AND WELFARE OFFICER, AND RECOMMEND MEASURES THEREOF INCLUDING THE CANCELLATION OF THE LICENSE OF THE RECRUITMENT AGENCIES INVOLVED AND THE RECALL OF THE LABOR ATTACHE AND WELFARE OFFICER GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1081, 14th Congress

Long Title
RESOLUTION URGING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL JUSTICE, WELFARE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEES TO LOOK INTO THE REPORTED INCREASE IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING ALLEGEDLY VICTIMIZING ILLEGAL MIGRANTS AND DISPLACED OFWS BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE ONGOING WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC SLUMP WITH THE END-IN-VIEW OF ASSESSING OUR ADHERENCE TO INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF WHICH WE ARE A PARTY THEREOF AS WELL FULL ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9208