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Australia may off-load refugees in Philippines

SYDNEY (Mabuhay) : An Australian government desperate to  off load refugees that it is keeping in cold storage in Nauru and on the Papua New Guinean island of Manus may end up in The Philippines, John Menadue, a businessman and former national director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Australia, writes.







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Drownings call for rethink on the migration rush

JAKARTA (UCAN) : The deaths of at least 14 Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysian waters should propel Indonesia to provide better care and opportunities for its citizens so that they won’t seek work abroad, Father Paulus Christian Siswantoko, the secretary of the Commission for Justice, Peace and Pastoral for Migrant-Itinerant People, suggested on September 4.