Proposed Senate Resolution No. 115, 17th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE RECENTLY ADOPTED SCHEME OF REQUIRING FILIPINO APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE OF KUWAIT TO UNDERGO MEDICAL EXAMINATION CONDUCTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH WINSTON Q8 CERTIFICATIONS SOLUTIONS, INC. (WINSTON Q8) AS PRE-REQUISITE FOR THE GRANT OF WORK VISA BY THE EMBASSY OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT IN THE PHILIPPINES, WHICH NOT ONLY EXPOSES OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS TO ARBITRARY AND EXORBITANT EXPENSES BUT ALSO CONTRAVENES THE PROVISIONS OF THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995, AS AMENDED

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 626, 17th Congress

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A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES AND FOREIGN RELATIONS, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, TO CONDUCT AN EXHAUSTIVE INQUIRY AND INVESTIGATION REGARDING THE UNTOWARD DEATHS OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) AND A RE-EXAMINATION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S LABOR AND FOREIGN POLICIES AND PROGRAMS IN LIGHT OF THE CONTINUED ABUSES, EXPLOITATION, AND DEATHS OF OUR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) SINCE THE DEATH OF FLOR CONTEMPLACION ON MARCH 17, 1995

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 634, 17th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT’S DEPLOYMENT BAN TO KUWAIT, INCLUDING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE REPATRIATED OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND THOSE WHOSE PLACEMENT HAS BEEN DEFERRED IN THE WAKE OF SEVERAL INCIDENTS OF DEATH OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN THE SAID ARAB COUNTRY

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 636, 17th Congress

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RESOLUTION URGING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT; AND FOREIGN RELATIONS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, INTO THE RECENT DEATHS OF JOANNA DANIELA DEMAFELIS AND JOSIE LLOREN, AS WELL AS SIMILAR MALTREATMENTS AND DEATHS OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) THROUGH THE YEARS, WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF FORMULATING EFFECTIVE MEASURES AND POLICIES TO PROACTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY ASSIST AND PROTECT OUR MIGRANT WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER DEPLOYMENT

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 638, 17th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT A RE-EXAMINATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, OF THE GOVERNMENT’S MIGRATION POLICIES IN THE WAKE OF CONTINUED ABUSES AND EXPLOITATION SUFFERED BY OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS), WITH AN END-IN-VIEW OF PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF EVERY FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKER, OUR MODERN DAY HEROES

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 907, 17th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON LABOR AND FINANCE, TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE UTILIZATION OF THE PHP 1.4 BILLION WORTH OF FUNDS IN THE 2018 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR DISTRESSED OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) WHO ARE SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN RETURNING TO THE COUNTRY, ON WHETHER THESE AMOUNTS WERE UTILIZED EFFECTIVELY AND REACHED THE INTENDED BENEFICIARIES, AND TO INCLUDE THESE INFORMATION IN THE DELIBERATIONS IN THE NATIONAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM (NEP) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 2, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER APPROPRIATE COMMITTEE/S TO CONDUCT A RE-EXAMINATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ANENT THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS OF THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS WITH THE INTENTION OF FORMULATING FOCUSED MEANINGFUL AND VIABLE MECHANISMS INCLUDING FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM TO ASSIST MIGRANT WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE USE OF THEIR EARNINGS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 11, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND ON YOUTH, WOMEN AND FAMILY RELATIONS TO LOOK INTO THE ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT OF SELECTED EMBASSY OFFICIALS AND STAFF POSTED IN THE MIDDLE EAST ON THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF DISTRESSED OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS CURRENTLY BEING SHELTERED INSIDE EMBASSY PREMISES, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF STRENGTHENING CURRENT MECHANISMS IN THE REPATRIATION OF BELEAGUERED MIGRANT WORKERS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 32, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE STATE OF THE EMERGENCY REPATRIATION FUND UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION, CONTROL AND SUPERVISION OF THE OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA), TO EVALUATE ITS UTILIZATION AND DISBURSEMENT, AND ASSESS ITS EFFECTIVENESS IN ADDRESSING THE PROMPT NEEDS OF DISTRESSED OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) WORLDWIDE

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 345, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION ON STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTION OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS, ELIMINATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACITIVITIES IN AND OUT THE COUNTRY, AND CURBING GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION PARTICULARLY RELATED TO THESE ACTIVITIES TAKING INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION THE PHILIPPINES RANKING 98TH OUT OF AMONG 162 COUNTRIES ON THE PREVALENCE OF MODERN-DAY SLAVERY BASED ON THE GLOBAL SLAVERY INDEX AS REPORTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY ORGANIZATION WALK FREE FOUNDATION

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 570, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEES OF THE PHILIPPINE SENATE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF THE NEW LABOR POLICY OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (KSA) ON THE DEPLOYMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) TO THE SAID COUNTRY WITH THE END IN VIEW OF ENACTING REMEDIAL MEASURES TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT OF THIS NEW LABOR POLICY ON THE ESTIMATED 1.5 MILLION OFWS WORKING IN THE KSA

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 641, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE ALLEGED MONOPOLY OF GAMCA PHILS ON MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OF OFWS BOUND FOR GULF COUNTRIES SUCH AS KUWAIT, QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA, BAHRAIN, OMAN AND U.E.A. IN VIOLATION OF R.A. 10022 AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINO ACT OF 1995

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 669, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION URGING THE APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SUCH AS THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (DFA), THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (DOLE), THE OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA) AND OTHER LABOR RELATED AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT, TO EXERCISE THE DOCTRINE OF PARENS PATRIAE OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE GUARDIAN OF THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE, IN PURSUING THE FILING OF CRIMINAL, CIVIL AND OTHER APPROPRIATE CHARGES AGAINST THE PRINCIPAL EMPLOYER, THE LOCAL PHILIPPINE AGENT AND SUCH OTHER PERSONALITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INHUMANE TREATMENT INFLICTED UPON OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER PAHIMA ALAGASI PALACASI WHO APPARENTLY SUFFERED SECOND DEGREE BURNS WHEN HER EMPLOYER'S MOTHER DOUSED BOILING WATER ON HER

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 732, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION INVESTIGATING IN AID OF LEGISLATION THE SLOW RESPONSE OF PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO SPECIFIC PROBLEMS AND ISSUES OF OUR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) AND CALLING ON THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER RELEVANT AGENCIES TO IMMEDIATELY ACT, TO INVESTIGATE AND FILE APPROPRIATE CASES AGAINST RECRUITMENT AGENCIES THAT VICTIMIZE OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) BY CHARGING ILLEGAL AND EXORBITANT PLACEMENT AND OTHER FEES AND BY CAPTURING THEIR AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE (ATM) CARDS AS MEANS TO EXACT PAYMENT THEREOF

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 931, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, TO LOOK INTO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10022, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF STRENGTHENING THE POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND PRACTICES OF OUR RELEVANT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION OF OUR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 932, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, TO LOOK INTO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8042 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS ACT OF 1995, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10022, PARTICULAR TO THE REINTEGRATION OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS WITH A VIEW TO STRENGTHENING THE POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND PRACTICES OF THE NATIONAL REINTEGRATION CENTER FOR OFWS AND OTHER RELEVANT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES FOR THE EFFICIENT RETRAINING AND LASTING REINTEGRATION OF OUR RETURNING OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1242, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT A BROAD RE-EXAMINATION, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, OF THE GOVERNMENT'S MIGRATION POLICIES INCLUDING EXISTING LABOR LAWS AND REGULATIONS IN LIGHT OF THE CONTINUED ISSUES, PROBLEMS, ABUSES AND EXPLOITATION FACED AND EXPERIENCED BY OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) TWENTY (20) YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF FLOR CONTEMPLATION IN MARCH 17, 1995, WITH A VIEW TO GENUINELY ADVANCE THE INTEREST AND PROTECT THE WELFARE OF EVERY FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS, OUR MODERN DAY HEROES

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1538, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEES ON LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT; AND WAYS AND MEANS TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE UNDUE BURDEN SUFFERED BY OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER (OFWS) DUE TO THE FOLLOWING POLICIES: RANDOM INSPECTION OF BALIKBAYAN BOXES AND PACKAGES BY THE CUSTOMS BUREAU AND POST OFFICE; TIME CONSUMING PROCESS OF SECURING OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATES; AND THE SHUTDOWN OF REMITTANCE FIRMS IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, AMONG OTHERS, WITH A VIEW OF MAKING LIVES OF OFWS AND THEIR FAMILIES EASIER AND LESS BURDENSOME IN GENERAL, AND IN PARTICULAR WHAT GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO ASSIST, HELP AND BE A BIG BROTHER TO OFW'S

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1539, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION URGING THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON WAYS AND MEANS; AND LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND PLANNED STRICTER RANDOM INSPECTION OF BALIKBAYAN BOXES BY THE BUREAU OF CUSTOMS WITH THE INTENTION OF STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT'S ANTI-SMUGGLING CAMPAIGN AND THE PROTECTION OF PROPERTIES AND THE RIGHTS OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1609, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, TO LOOK INTO THE POWERS AND MANDATE OF THE MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY (MIAA), IN THE LIGHT OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 8, SERIES OF 2014, ON THE INTEGRATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER SERVICE FEE (IPSC) OR TERMINAL FEE IN THE AIRLINE TICKETS WITH THE END IN VIEW OF DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT THE SAID MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR HAS ADDRESSED THE PROBLEMS THAT MIAA SOUGHT TO ADDRESS

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1610, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE INCREASING COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE OFFICE FOR TRANSPORT SECURITY INVOLVING OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF ENSURING THAT OUR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS AND OTHER FLIGHT PASSENGERS WILL NOT BE SUBJECTED TO EXPLOITATION AND TO SEE TO IT THAT THE INTEGRITY OF THE OFFICE FOR TRANSPORT SECURITY AND OTHER AIRPORT PERSONNEL BE UPHELD

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 1727, 16th Congress

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RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE APPROPRIATE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE STATUS OF THE REPORTED TWENTY THREE MILLION PESOS (P23,000,000.00) THAT WAS RAISED SUPPOSEDLY TO SERVE AS 'BLOOD MONEY' TO SAVE THE LIFE OF JOSELITO ZAPANTA, AN OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER (OFW) CONVICTED FOR A FELONY AND WHO EVENTUALLY RECEIVED THE DEATH PENALTY IN SAUDI ARABIA, WITH THE END IN VIEW OF ADOPTING THE NECESSARY STRATEGIES, POLICIES AND MEASURES IN UNDERTAKING CONCERTED EFFORTS TO SAVE OFWS ON DEATH ROW, UNDER JUSTIFIABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING THE MATTER OF RAISING 'BLOOD MONEY', ITS ALLOCATION TO PAY THE VICTIMS, AS WELL AS THE POSSIBLE UTILIZATION THEREOF FOR OTHER WORTHY PROGRAMS IN THE EVENT IT COULD NOT BE USED ANYMORE FOR THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT WAS INTENDED

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 190, 15th Congress

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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 PROCEDURES FOLLOWED BY THE DIPLOMATIC POSTS AND THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS LABOR OFFICES (POLO) IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) VIS-A-VIS THE RECENT REPORTED CASE OF ACID BURNING AND DEATH OF ROMILYN EROY-IBANEZ AND THE REPORTED ILL TREATMENT OF OFWS IN DISTRESS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF RECOMMENDING MEANINGFUL AND HUMANE LEGISLATION FOR FILIPINO MIGRANT WORKERS