Philippines http://wwno.org en Philippine Government Has History of Greasing Wheels For Overseas Workers http://wwno.org/post/philippine-government-pushes-workers-overseas Every issue has two sides and despite having a robust culture in the Philippines for over 40 years, the issue of OFW -- overseas Filipino workers -- is no exception.<p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:43:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 38537 at http://wwno.org 'OFW': In the Philippines, Working Overseas is Big http://wwno.org/post/being-overseas-filipino-worker-way-life-many In the Philippines, if you&#39;re <em>not</em> an OFW -- Overseas Filipino Worker -- it&#39;s like you&#39;re missing out. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:10:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 38254 at http://wwno.org The Philippines: The World's Employment Agency http://wwno.org/post/philippines-worlds-employment-agency As you may remember, an explosion on an oil rig about 20 miles off the coast of Louisiana killed three Filipino nationals and injured a handful of others in November. The incident put Filipino guest worker programs under intense scrutiny by the <a href="http://www.wwltv.com/pipeline-to-the-platform/Pipeline-to-the-Platform-Special-211485221.html">local media</a> and <a href="http://j4gisfilipinoworkers.wordpress.com/">advocacy groups</a>.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="The archipelago nation of the Philippines is located in southeast Asia and made up of over 7,000 islands. A former Spanish colony, the nation was ceded to the US in 1898 after the Spanish-American war. The Philippines attained its full independence July 4, 1946." typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201306/PhilippinesMap_0.gif" alt="" /><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:44:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 37877 at http://wwno.org