CFO Shares Digital Innovations and Initiatives by PH Government in Remittance Services in ADB Conference
|The panel of experts on remittances: (fr L-R) Sabine Spohn of ADB, Jonathan Capal of DMA Asia Pacific, Robert Bell of KlickEx, and Sec. Imelda Nicolas of CFO|
Secretary Imelda Nicolas of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas presented some of the pioneering digital-related initiatives by the Philippine Government on Philippine remittance services during the two-day conference on Financial Inclusion in the Digital Economy, organized by the Asian Development Bank, ADB Institute, and Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) at the ADB Headquarters, Manila on May 24-25, 2016.
With the increase in the number of refugees and migrants trying to enter Europe in 2015, there has been a concurrent increase in suspicion, fears and preconceptions among the citizens and governments of destination countries. 244 million international migrants and a greater number of diaspora members currently contribute to the economic and social development of their origin and destination countries.
LOS ANGELES – Fourteen months after they bravely filed suit against their traffickers, 11 workers from the Philippines finally won vindication. On May 2, 2016, Judge Fernando M. Olguin of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted to the workers a default judgment of $15.2 million in damages and fees. The workers were trafficked to the United States to serve as domestic servants and back-of-the-house employees at two high-end bakeries owned by defendants Analiza and Goncalo Moitinho de Almeida.