The Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the ongoing anti-Asian violence and crimes sweeping across the United States. Most of our members are essential workers who continue going to work despite and inspite,
By Lorena Gonzalez and Ruth Silver Taube Lurking in the shadows in any crisis are the unscrupulous characters looking to take advantage of those struggling the most. We’ve been warned of the scammers pretending to be contact tracers to commit identity
By Ethan Chua on August 29, 2020 On July 3 2020, despite waves of popular resistance and incisive legal critique, President Rodrigo Duterte passed an Anti-Terrorism law that would give the executive government sweeping powers to imprison and repress political activists under
-Ruth Silver Taube and Ethan Chua Wage theft occurs when employers don’t pay workers commensurately for the hours they’ve worked, don’t pay minimum wage, or deny workers overtime pay. In California, employers use wage theft tactics to steal an estimated
On August 16, PAWIS successfully hosted the online webinar, “Conversations on the Issues and Concerns of Caregivers”. The webinar started with the usual workers rights update in the midst of the pandemic. The webinar then proceeded to talk about the
From Inquirer.netOriginal Article: https://usa.inquirer.net/57313/u-s-protests-echo-opposition-to-duterte-in-phArticle written by Miguel Carrion Members and allies of the Filipino community gathered in front of the San Francisco Philippine Consulate on Monday to counter President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). Similar protests were
From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/newsbreak/in-depth/dissent-nears-boiling-point-duterte-sona-2020Article written by Lian Buan and Rambo Talabong UP Diliman swelled with people even before the scheduled 10 am start of the unified State of the Nation Address (SONA) rally on Monday, July 27. “Tama na, sobra na! (Enough
From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/malacanang-duterte-feelings-hurt-frontliners-plea-mediaArticle written by Sofia Tomacruz Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday, August 3, that President Rodrigo Duterte’s outrage against medical frontliners stemmed from their public call through media to review the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-august-3-2020Article written by Sofia Tomacruz The number of health workers who tested positive for the coronavirus rose to 5,008, with majority of infections seen among nurses and physicians. The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday, August
From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-august-3-2020 Giving in to a plea from healthcare workers over the weekend, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting August 4. (READ: Piqued Duterte taunts doctors to mount ‘revolution’ against
From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-august-3-2020Article written by Sofia Tomacruz The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines continued to increase on Monday, August 3, as over 3,000 newly-reported cases pushed the total confirmed cases further past 106,000. The Department of Health
From Rappler.com. Original Article: https://rappler.com/entertainment/celebrities/celebrities-defend-medical-frontliners-against-duterte-tirade Angel Locsin, Bianca Gonzalez, Janine Gutierrez, and Vilma Santos are among those rally behind medical frontliners Celebrities defended the country’s medical frontliners after President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at them for airing their concerns over
On August 1, PAWIS successfully hosted the online webinar, “Conversations on the Lives and Struggles of Native Americans and the Lumads of Mindanao”. The webinar started with the usual workers rights update in the midst of the pandemic. The webinar
On July 18, 2020, PAWIS successfully hosted the online webinar, “Kapehan sa PAWIS: Conversations on Workers’ Rights in the Time of COVID 19, Racism and Black Lives Matter”. The webinar opened with updates on rights workers have amidst the COVID
Prepared by Migrante International Not so long ago, many Filipinos were already surviving on a hand-to-mouth existence. In the last four months however, even the most industrious of our kababayans have been reduced into hapless beggars in the streets as
By: MARA CEPEDA original article: https://rappler.com/nation/robredo-hits-duterte-sona-2020-do-not-just-wait-covid-19-vaccine Vice President Leni Robredo said the Philippines will not be able to stop the crippling coronavirus pandemic if President Rodrigo Duterte’s government will just wait for a vaccine. Robredo made the statement as she
By: PIA RANADA Original article: https://rappler.com/nation/reclassifying-businesses-task-force-way-reopening-economy-without-change-quarantine-modes The Philippine coronavirus task force had a problem. Many of the country’s major cities, including the capital Metro Manila, remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) due to high COVID-19 infection rates. But businesses, small and
by LIAN BUAN original article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-july-29-2020 There are now 85,486 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday, July 29. The DOH confirmed 1,874 new cases on Wednesday, based on tests done by 83
By Ruth Silver-Taube, Felwina Opiso-Mondina and Justher Gutierrez/ May 18, 2020 On May 1, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) announced its offer to pay residential care facilities with six beds or less $1,000 a day to house COVID-19 patients. And it requested that larger
PAWIS stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protestors and supports the Black Lives Matter movement. The death of George Floyd and the thousands of black people due to police brutality is rooted in racism, the belief that one
Article by Rambo TalabongOriginal article: https://rappler.com/nation/metro-manila-danger-zone-other-regions-warning-level-coronavirus-bed-capacity-july-2020 The Department of Health urges hospitals to free up more beds for coronavirus patients Metro Manila has reached the “danger zone” in terms of bed capacity for coronavirus patients, while 4 other regions were
We, overseas Filipinos, OFWs, reaffirm and express our strong and collective opposition to the mandatory PhilHealth membership and premium increase. The mandatory PhilHealth membership and premium rate hike was signed into law through the passage of the Universal Healthcare Act
On July 11, 2020, PAWIS successfully hosted the online webinar, “Kapehan sa PAWIS: Conversations on the Anti-Terror Law”. The webinar opened with news and updates for workers regarding their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar then proceeded to discuss
On June 27, 2020, the Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants(PAWIS), in partnership with the Asian Law Alliance and the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition successfully hosted its first virtual Know Your Rights Webinar over zoom. The webinar generated
Filipinos and Allies Demand Immediate Junking of Terror Bill; Community Groups Hold Action in Milpitas Milpitas, CA: On Philippine Independence Day June 12, 2020, community groups from the South Bay and Tri-City areas held an action to amplify community concerns
On May 2, 2020, the Philipino Association of Workers and Immigrants(PAWIS), in collaboration with Migrante USA, Bayan USA, and Malaya movement successfully hosted the Philippine National Situationer in the Time of Covid-19 and Duterte. The situationer featured guest speakers Teddy
Stay home. Be quiet. We’re on it. Just wait. Help will come. Trust us. Do as you’re told or else.
These, in a nutshell, were the key messages pounded on the public by President Rodrigo Duterte and his officials in the 3 weeks that the entire Luzon and other parts of the country have been on lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
But each message seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Many people have been going out, speaking out, challenging government’s response to the crisis and overcoming the limits set by the lockdown. This is certainly not a bad thing. Continue reading
We hold Princess Cruises responsible for the death of a Filipino crew member of the Grand Princess ship who died from COVID-19 on April 1 in a hospital in San Francisco, CA. Like other crew members and passengers, this worker was denied adequate
The Workers Town Hall hosted by PAWIS and Migrante USA last April 5, 2020 was attended by 56 individuals and workers coming from different industries. A caregiver, two nurses, a seafarer, a postal worker and representatives from the Day Worker Center of Mountain View and Fight for Fifteen gave powerful testimonies of how COVID19 adversely impacted the workers.
Dear Governor Newsom,
While all Californians are struggling with the economic and practical realities of living under a statewide Shelter in Place Order and the corona virus pandemic, one group of California residents will be the hardest hit: undocumented immigrants. More than two million undocumented immigrants make California their home. Nearly one in ten California workers is an undocumented worker. Over seventy percent (70%) of undocumented Californians have resided in the U.S. for more than ten years.
Source: Kodao Productions Twenty-one protesting and hungry Quezon City residents were arrested Tuesday morning, April 1, the incident earning swift condemnation from the urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay). Residents of Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-Asa, reportedly
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) — The Filipino crew members who were rescued from a coronavirus-hit cruise in California raised several concerns as their 14-day quarantine in Tarlac nears its end. This includes a need to conduct more COVID-19 tests and
PAWIS hosts its first virtual Know Your Rights Training through zoom to talk about Unemployment Insurance (UI), State Disability Insurance (SDI), Paid Family Leave (PFL), and Paid Sick Leave Continue reading
The OLSE of Santa Clara County launched its Labor Standards Outreach and Education Initiative in September 2019. The initiative is a robust public engagement campaign throughout Santa Clara County with the mission to inform workers and business of their rights and responsibilities as well as deliver support and individualized services to those seeing assistance to resolve potential claims or existing judgements. Continue reading
The Malaya National Secretariat, recognizes that these are extremely unprecedented times, and that the solution through this global health crisis is in the collective efforts. However, when governments seek to profit and neglect the health of the public, it is
OFFICIAL STATEMENT Reference: Yves Nibungco, National Coordinator, email@example.com Malaya Movement joins the Filipino people and the global community in battling the deadly virus COVID-19, also known as the Novel Coronavirus. We call on our members, allies and supporters to extend
Contact: Terry Valen, firstname.lastname@example.org, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns Nap Pempeña, email@example.com, Migrante USA On Saturday, March 14, 2020, Migrante Northern California and National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) joined several Bay
Covid-19 is spreading across the US. California and New York, which have large concentrations of Filipino works, are seeing an increase in Covid-19 cases. According to DOLE, there are now 6 overseas Filipino workers in the U.S. that have tested
Lumalaganap ngayon ang Covid-19 sa Estados Unidos. Ang California at New York na may malaking konsentrasyon ng mga manggagawang Pilipino ay may tumataas na bilang ng mga biktima ng Covid-19. Ayon sa DOLE*, may 6 na OFW na sa U.S.