Balik-Tanaw (2006): Nigerian envoy visits Hundred Islands

November 7, 2008

2006 Nigerian Ambassador visits Hundred Islands, Alaminos PangasinanNigerian envoy visits Hundred Islands
Date posted: 9/3/2006

Nigerian Embassy Head of Mission S.A. Dada Olisa wasn`t able to come with the twenty foreign ambassadors who visited the city and its pride, the Hundred Islands National Park, almost two years ago.

Though he certainly heard a lot about the city from the diplomatic community through the fond memories and experiences the envoys’ had during their brief visit here.

The articulate and jolly Charge the Affaires was here last Wednesday to have a first hand knowledge and experience on the current tourism and economic potentials of Pangasinan particularly the City of Alaminos.

xxxThe dignitaries first called on Mayor Hernani A. Braganza at his office were they exchanged pleasantries and talked about economic policies and some domestic issues.

Braganza, also a former Press and Agrarian Reform Secretary, briefed the honored guests on the city’s history, other vital facts and the current developmental thrusts outlined in his 10-Point Agenda.
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OFWs in Distress

May 4, 2008

Note: This is a repost. Just in case this has not been acted upon.

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May we request the concerned provincial governors and NBI, DFA to act on this matter immediately.

This is over the alleged illegal recruitment conducted by a Chinese national named Albert Wu, married to a Filipina, residing in Tierra Nevada, Gen Trias Cavite.

They recruited Pinoys and Pinays for 400USD/mo job but until  now they havent been paid.

The names of the Filipinos are:

Nigeria:
1. Grace Suson – Garcia-Hernandez, Bohol (but her family is in
Binabag, Bogo, Cebu. Husband: Marcelo Suson
)
2. Christian Uy – Quezon Province
3. Alfred Domingo Jr – Bulacan

Ghana:
1. Teresa Busnilla – Pangasinan
2. Analy Solis – Pangasinan
3. Bernald  – Batangas

Burkina Faso:
1. Anatalio Revilla – Isabela

The modus operandi of Albert Wu is to send FIlipinos as tourist to Shanghai China, and from there, they will sign a 3-year contract for 400 USD/mo. Then they are sent to African countries such as
Burkina Faso, Ghana and Nigeria.

These OFWs were maltreated and misled as to their nature of jobs. and they claimed that for 3 months now they were not paid by their chinese employers.

Their supposed job is office employee. But it turned out to be hard labor – tindera at kargador. They were selling various chinese goods in public market of these African countries. They pack,
display, sell and pack again.

In the case of Ms. Suson, she was made a caregiver while in China for the mother of Albert Wu. Then when she was sent in Ghana where she was made an all-around laborer.

Ms Suson, who was later re assigned in Nigeria, attempted suicide after she learned that her son died in RP and her chinese employer refused to give her her salary and to let her go home

They wanted to return home but they have no money and their passports were withheld.

The one in Burkina Faso is said to be sick of malaria but the employer refused to send him to a hospital.

Please investigate and maybe request DFA to look into repatriation of all these victimized OFWs and to arrest Albert Wu in Gen. Trias Cavite.

Albert Wu should be made to answer on the illegal recruitment and be deported as persona non grata.

We call on the DFA, DOLE, NBI, BI and the provincial government of these victimized OFWs to help their respective constituents in getting them back home and to compel Albert Wu to pay the OFWs.