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Saudi OFW forced by employer to drink bleach

An overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia was allegedly forced by her employer to drink household bleach, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday......»»

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Saudi OFW forced by employer to drink bleach

An overseas Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia was allegedly forced by her employer to drink household bleach, the Department of Foreign Affairs said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

DFA monitoring situation of OFW forced to drink bleach

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is coordinating with Saudi Arabian authorities following the hospitalization of an Oversees Filipino Worker (OFW) who was allegedly forced to drink household bleach by her employer. In a statement issued Monday, the DFA quoted Philippine Consulate in Jeddah as saying that Agnes Mancilla remained in […] The post DFA monitoring situation of OFW forced to drink bleach appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

HR Body in Saudi Probes Mancilla Case: DFA

The highest human rights body in Saudi Arabia has taken “serious interest” in the case of Agnes Mancilla, the Filipina worker allegedly forced to ingest bleach in Jeddah, and is currently looking into her case, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday night. Consul General Edgar Badajos of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah […].....»»

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Saudi human rights body probes case of OFW made to drink bleach - Manila Bulletin

Saudi human rights body probes case of OFW made to drink bleach - Manila Bulletin.....»»

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UNICEF chief condemns ‘carnage’ in Yemen with 2,200 children killed

The UN slammed Tuesday the devastating impact of Yemen's three-year conflict on children, with some 2,200 minors killed, and many more going hungry, forced to fight or dying from preventable diseases. "The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a country already on the brink deep into the abyss," warned Henrietta Fore, the executive director of the UN children's agency. Fore, who has just returned from a visit to the war-ravaged country, said in a statement she had seen "what three years of intense war after decades of underdevelopment and chronic global indifference can do to children." Nearly 10,000 people have died since a Saudi-led military coalition began fighting in Yemen...Keep on reading: UNICEF chief condemns ‘carnage’ in Yemen with 2,200 children killed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Kovac and Frankfurt stun Bayern 3-1 to win German Cup final

By Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Niko Kovac stunned his future employer by leading Eintracht Frankfurt to a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday. The Frankfurt coach, who has agreed to take over from the retiring Jupp Heynckes in Munich next season, oversaw a committed performance from his side crowned by two goals from the impressive Ante Rebic. The Croatian striker scored early and late to cancel out Robert Lewandowski's equalizer for Bayern. Bayern might have had a penalty in injury time, but referee Felix Zwayer decided otherwise after consulting video replays, and Mijat Gacinovic then sealed it on a counterattack for Frankfurt. "It's unbelievable," said Frankfurt's Kevin-Prince Boateng, back in his Berlin hometown. "Everyone said we'd be beaten out of the stadium and we beat Bayern Munich out of the stadium." It was Frankfurt's first title for 30 years, and its fifth German Cup also provided a ticket to the Europa League next season. "We fought and whoever fights and believes in themselves will be rewarded. I'm so proud," Boateng said. Kovac went one better after his side lost to Borussia Dortmund in last year's German season-ending showpiece. "This year we have the positive feelings, the nice feelings," said Kovac, who struggled to hold back his tears. "I'm sad to be leaving. I know where I'm going, but I've experienced two and a half wonderful years and what we delivered here was huge. I'm leaving a team with great character, great guys." Heynckes was hoping to sign off with another domestic double, but there was to be no repeat for the 73-year-old coach who revitalized Bayern after coming out of retirement to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti. Lewandowski hit the crossbar early on but Rebic took Frankfurt's first chance minutes later when he forced James Rodriguez to lose the ball and received it back from Boateng before firing inside the post. Lewandowski equalized minutes into the second half when Joshua Kimmich pulled the ball back for the Poland striker to score with a deflected shot. Rebic grabbed his second in the 82nd minute after a long punt from Danny da Costa. The Croat headed the ball on despite a defender on either side and clipped it over the outrushing Sven Ulreich. Frankfurt fans were infuriated when the video referee told Felix Zwayer to check it again as the ball came off Boateng's hand, but the goal stood. Zwayer was again the center of attention in a furious finale when Boateng appeared to foul Javi Martinez, but the referee was not feeling generous on his 37th birthday and he declined to award Bayern what looked a clear penalty despite several replay viewings. "We were lucky," Kovac acknowledged. "I think it's a penalty." Instead Zwayer gave Bayern a corner, but Gacinovic ran the length of the pitch and scored at the other end. "For me it's a clear penalty," said Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, who clashed with his friend Kovac as emotions took hold......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

2018 WORLD CUP: Tunisia reorganizes after loss of Msakni

By Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — With creative forward Youssef Msakni sidelined, Tunisia will be fielding a team at the World Cup that includes several foreign-born players. Msakni carried the team to its fifth World Cup, capped by a hat trick in the penultimate qualifier in Guinea, but he picked up a cruciate knee ligament injury while playing for his Qatari club. Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul is expected to use a group of foreign-born players, mainly from France. The move that could unsettle a team already in robust shape after being unbeaten in qualifying. Tunisia's squad is a mix of players mainly from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, France and domestic leagues. Here's a closer look at the Tunisia team: COACH A former assistant under Roger Lemerre when Tunisia won the African Cup of Nations in 2002, Maaloul took over from Henri Kasperczak two matches into World Cup qualifying for his second spell as coach after a brief tenure in 2013. Maaloul played for Tunisia for a decade from 1985-95. One of very few African coaches in charge of a national team, he has transformed Tunisia from a fairly dour, defensive outfit to one more willing to attack since he took over after the African Cup of Nations in early 2017. He needs to ensure the decision to bring in new players at the expense of some of the men who got Tunisia to the World Cup doesn't upset the team balance or alienate squad members. GOALKEEPERS Maaloul's biggest decision may be the first name on the sheet after saying he was yet to decide. Aymen Mathlouthi, who is beginning to show frailties at 33 and after 11 years in the team, can no longer be certain of his starting spot. Maaloul must figure out whether to drop the captain and sacrifice experience for 28-year-old Farouk Ben Mustapha, who has been highly-praised in the Saudi league. DEFENDERS Maaloul said he was leaning toward starting the World Cup with the formation used in friendly wins over Iran and Costa Rica in March. That would see 22-year-old French-born Ellyes Skhiri, who made his debut against Iran after a late call-up, start in central defense. Other contenders are 24-year-old home-based player Yassine Meriah, the experienced Syam Ben Youssef and Mohamed Amine Ben Amor. If it's a four-man back line, expect to see right back Dylan Bronn, another French-born newcomer. Ali Maaloul has been a regular on the left. Both can also operate as wingers in a five-man midfield if Tunisia goes with a three-man defense of big, strong center backs. MIDFIELDERS The challenge of filling the void left by Msakni will likely fall on France-born attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri. He played for the Tunisia and France youth teams before committing to Tunisia. Khazri was partnered in the center of midfield by Anice Badri in Tunisia's last match — forming a potent attacking threat. They are all versatile, operating as attacking midfielders or in a more advanced position in the forward line. Saif-Eddine Khaoui is a similar attack-minded midfielder who has forced himself into the team's plans. Ferjani Sassi has the role of shoring up the middle of the field as the holding midfielder. FORWARDS Depending on whether Khazri, Badri, Sliti and newcomer Khaoui are deployed, there may be room for one or perhaps no out-and-out strikers. Ahmed Akaichi and Taha Yassine Khenissi have experience of operating alone up front but recent formations could mean Tunisia's forward line will be based on the versatility of the four attacking midfielders. GROUP GAMES Tunisia plays England on June 18 and then face Belgium on June 23 before finishing Group G against Panama on June 28......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Authorities in Saudi probing death of Filipina who fell from sixth floor of employer’s flat

Saudi Arabian authorities are now investigating the death of a Filipino household service worker (HSW) who reportedly fell from the sixth floor flat of her employer in the Holy City of Medinah. Authorities in Saudi probing death of Filipina who fell from sixth floor of employer’s flat Saudi Arabian authorities are now investigating the death… link: Authorities in Saudi probing death of Filipina who fell from sixth floor of employer’s flat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

OFW falls to death in Saudi

Another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has died in Saudi Arabia after falling from the house of her employer in Saudi Arabia on Friday, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

OFW recalls horrifying abuse under Saudi employer

An overseas Filipino worker abused by her employer in Saudi Arabia shared her story as her condition has improved, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Welcome home

 President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes Pahima Algasi, returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and her family during a meeting at the Coco’s South Bistro Restaurant in Davao City on April 14, 2018. The President expressed his happiness over the resolution of the case of Algasi who was allegedly abused by her employer in the Kingdom of Saudi […] The post Welcome home appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Duterte meets OFW scalded by Saudi employer

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed on Saturday, April 14, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was finally able to come home 4 years after she was scalded by her employer in Saudi Arabia. Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go met ........»»

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Duterte meets OFW scalded by Saudi employer

Duterte met with Pahima Alagasi, who was scalded by the mother of her employer with boiling water in 2013......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

OFW scalded by Saudi employer returns home

The overseas Filipino worker who suffered severe burns after her Saudi employer doused her with boiling water returned home yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

OFW scalded by Saudi employer returns home

The overseas Filipino worker who suffered severe burns after her Saudi employer doused her with boiling water returned home yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

OFW scalded by Saudi employer returns home

The overseas Filipino worker who suffered severe burns after her Saudi employer doused her with boiling water returned home yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Review case of OFW who was doused with boiling water, DFA urged

    A labor advocacy group urged the Department of Foreign Affairs to review the case of Pahima Alagasi, the domestic helper who was severely burned after her boss doused her with boiling water.     Alagasi finally arrived home in Manila on Friday, four years after her female employer in Saudi Arabia scalded her back with boiling water.     The Blas F. Ople Policy Center urged the DFA to review the case of the overseas Filipino worker, who filed a complaint against her boss in May 2014.     "We urge the DFA to review the case and look at gaps in legal assistance and humanitarian service delivery. It is only by l...Keep on reading: Review case of OFW who was doused with boiling water, DFA urged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Saudi Arabian prince helps abused OFW

Thanks to the generosity of a Saudi prince and representations made by the Philippine government, the Filipino domestic helper scalded by her employer in 2014 will finally be coming home.   In a Wednesday press briefing, House Assistant Minority Leader and ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III announced that Pahima Alagasi was expected to arrive "hopefully in two weeks' time."   Alagasi got second-degree burns when her Saudi employer doused her with boiling water in 2014 after she had accidentally dropped the cap of the water heater while making coffee.   While she later managed to escape and find refuge at a center run by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Ala...Keep on reading: Saudi Arabian prince helps abused OFW.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

PH mulls expanding deployment ban to Saudi Arabia over ‘slave trade’

AMID reports that Filipino household workers (HSWs) or domestic helpers were being traded like slaves, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is considering expanding the existing deployment ban in Kuwait to Saudi Arabia and other Middle East (ME) countries. “For example, in Saudi, it is common malpractice that the employer trades or switches their worker to [...] The post PH mulls expanding deployment ban to Saudi Arabia over ‘slave trade’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

What the Qatar crisis means for Hamas – CNN News

When Palestinian militant group Hamas announced its new charter to the world, it wasn't from Ramallah or Gaza City, but from the Sheraton hotel's gilded Salwa Ballroom in Doha. It was no surprise that Hamas chose Qatar. It's the home of outgoing Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, and much of his senior leadership. &'8220;Qatar is quite important for Hamas,&'8221; said H.A. Hellyer, a senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. &'8220;Qatar provides strong financial aid to the occupied Palestinian territories and is a safe haven for a number of Hamas leaders.&'8221; The recent crisis in the Persian Gulf region is putting that relationship in jeopardy. Earlier this month, nine countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed financial embargoes of varying severity. The announcement was the culmination of a feud that had been simmering for years. The nine countries accused Doha of assisting terrorist organizations, providing support for the Muslim Brotherhood and of being far too cozy with Iran. Ironically perhaps, Qatar's relationship with Hamas had not been among the biggest issues dividing the region. Unlike the US, Britain, and Europe, all of which designate Hamas as a terrorist organization, Arab states &'8212; including Qatar &'8212; do not. This was something Qatar's Foreign Minister sought to remind people in an interview with Russia's RT, in response to a call from his Saudi counterpart that Qatar stop supporting Hamas. &'8220;The US views Hamas as a terror organization. But to the rest of the Arab nations, it is a legitimate resistance movement. We do not support Hamas, we support the Palestinian people,&'8221; Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said. &'8220;Hamas' presence [in Doha] is coordinated with the US and the countries in the region, and it's part of our effort to mediate between the Palestinian factions to reach reconciliation.&'8221; For its part, Hamas says it is being squeezed unreasonably. &'8220;The Gulf Countries are pressuring Qatar to cut relations with resistance organizations. This is unacceptable and we refuse this pressure,&'8221; Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoom said in a statement to CNN. &'8220;We are a resistance movement and the whole world is a witness to this.&'8221; Hamas is seen as having been under a series of pressures for the last few years, reflected in some significant internal changes. Last month, a new leader was announced &'8212; Ismail Haniya taking over from long-time leader Meshaal &'8212; at the same time as the militant group issued its new charter. While Israel pointed to the fact the new document continued to espouse violent resistance, and a commitment to the &'8220;rejection of the Zionist entity,&'8221; others observers said the document's description of a Palestinian state with the borders existing on the eve of the Six Day War in 1967 provided evidence of a new moderation. As Hamas rank and file were digesting those changes, so the leadership was suddenly forced to pay careful attention to diplomatic developments. Hellyer sees two main reasons the nine regional allies are turning their attention towards Hamas. &'8220;First, Hamas has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood organization, which puts it in the firing line of Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia,&'8221; Hellyer says. &'8220;But I think this has more to do with a western audience. The Saudi rulers took advantage of Trump's recognition of them as a powerful actor in the region and that might have encouraged them.&'8221; Al Jazeera, based in Qatar, has been a thorn in the side of regional autocrats for years. Qatar's regional influence also comes from support for Islamists, whether it is the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas at one end of the spectrum, or Al Qaeda at the other. Doha has used this sway to negotiate with various groups including the Taliban, as well as to help negotiate ceasefires between Israel and Hamas. In late 2010 and into 2011, Qatar saw its influence throughout the Middle East rise sharply. Al Jazeera, already a thorn in the side of Arab autocrats, reported extensively on the Arab Spring. The Al Jazeera Arabic channel grew additional roots in Egypt after the uprising and election of Mohamed Morsy who hailed from the Muslim Brotherhood. The international community praised the new Egyptian president for bringing a swift end to a war between Gaza militants and Israel that same year. In the long run, though, as it unraveled across the region, the Arab Spring proved to be disastrous for Hamas, which saw the number of countries it could call a friend whittled away. &'8220;Hamas had very strong relations with Syria, Egypt, Qatar, Turkey and Iran,&'8221; says Mustafa Barghouti, an independent Palestinian politician. &'8220;Things have changed over time so they had to diversify relations.&'8221; Before 2012, the Hamas leadership was based out of Damascus. Tensions grew between the militants and the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad as revolution gripped the country. Eventually, Hamas sided with the rebels and cut ties to some extent with Syria, Hezbollah, and Iran. &'8220;Hamas lost a lot in the uprisings,&'8221; says Hellyer. &'8220;This is one of the reasons why Qatar stepped in.&'8221; Qatar, a strong supporter of both the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Hamas, took advantage of the situation. In the fall of 2012, the head of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, visited the Gaza Strip becoming the first world leader to do so under Hamas control. The emir inaugurated projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In the vacuum left [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2017