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Filipino News March 17

New Zealand's only fortnightly Filipino newspaper. www.filipinonews.nz (nationwide); www.pinoynzlife.nz (christchurch). contact us: filipinonews@xtra.co.nz, facebook: Filipino MigrantNews; mobile: +64274958477

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1Number Officially NZ’s #1 Filipino Newspaper since 2000 FORTNIGHTLY PRINT. WEB. MOBILE. TABLET. FB. YOUTUBE. Vol 8 No 98 MARCH 2017 North and South Island W: www.filipinonews.nz, www.pinoynzlife.nz | E: filipinonews@xtra.co.nz | M: 027 495 8477 P: 09 838 1221 | F: Filipino Migrant News Fortunately, in the war against OFW exploiters it is the Philippine Embassy that is leading the charge. The Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand, Jesus ‘Gary’ S. Domingo, who has just completed about ten months in this country, is known for his 'hands-on approach in dealing with issues'. In recent months the Philippine Embassy in New Zealand, the NZ Police, the Inland Revenue Department, Immigration NZ, Education NZ, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Commerce Commission, NGOs, Unionists, community groups and even mainstream media outlets have been working in concert to stem the tide of rampant OFW exploitation that has left heaps of Filipinos out of pocket and often in dire straits. “Migrant exploitation is a multifaceted and complex issue that requires a multifaceted and coordinated response,” said Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Dr. Jackie Blue. “We are keen to see that these new measures (announced by the Minister of Immigration) are just the start of actions aimed at addressing what is a significant problem - particularly in our dairy, horticultural, hospitality and international education industries.” ‘Cracking down on OFW exploiters’ is an exclusive 3-part investigation by FMN. pg02 pg13 PAL interclub fever! The PAL Interclub Golf Tournament is into its 70th year - the longest running event of its kind. “A great experience; we are coming back next year,” says Jude Daculan of the Pinoy Golf Club in Auckland. Exclusive on the spot report from Davao, PH. Home-grown dance fitness movement fuses global dance styles, embraces diversity “Dancing has always been my passion,” shares Elaine Zafra Yu, who grew up in San Carlos City and moved to New Zealand ten years ago. pgs 09-12 DURIAN REPUBLIC Duterte’s Dilemma “I have to admire Sen. de Lima's courage. To stand for her principles and what she believes is right. That was what the EDSA spirit was all about thirty-one years ago. The courage to stand for right and liberty. Helpless. Scared, yet unbowed. Armed only with a steamer, a printed T-shirt and a conviction.” - JJ Atencio pg05 Behind bars: Senator Leila de Lima arrested in Manila A Philippines senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has been arrested. pg04

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