It’s been 40 years since the Philippines began state-sponsored labor migration. Now, ageing workers want to return home for good. Will they retire into the same poverty they first tried to escape?
With four decades of conflict and poor employment policies in the country, many Muslim women have left their southern Philippines homeland in search of jobs abroad.
Millions of Filipino children feel the absence of their migrant worker parents. In the past, the majority of Filipino migrant workers were men, but now most are women.
Seven sisters work as caretakers for children in Dubai so that they can send money to their own families back in the Philippines.