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Embassy Officials Meet with Migrant Rights Groups to Discuss Case of Filipino Oil Workers in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy met on Monday with leaders of migrant rights organizations supporting a group of Filipino offshore oil workers in Louisiana involved in a class suit against their employer for alleged slavery and human trafficking. In a statement, the...
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Death Toll in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Climbs to 3 as Envoy Rejects Insinuations Filipinos Responsible for Accident

NEW ORLEANS—The death toll in the November 16 explosion and fire that hit an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has climbed to three after authorities positively identified the body recovered on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as that of a missing Filipino worker. The recovery and...
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3 Filipinos in Louisiana Oil Platform Fire Still in Guarded Condition

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Three of four Filipinos who were seriously burned in the explosion and fire that struck the offshore oil platform they were working on in the Gulf of Mexico remain in guarded condition four days after the incident left one Filipino dead and another still...
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“I Am Alive and in Good Health,” Filipino Injured in Louisiana Oil Rig Fire Wants Kin in PH to Know

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“To my relatives, to my family, and to my country, I am alive and in good health. I am burned, but my heart and lungs are healthy.” This was what Wilberto Ilagan, one of four Filipino workers being treated for serious burns they sustained in last Friday’s oil...
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PH Envoy Now in Louisiana to Attend to Oil Rig Victims

NEW ORLEANS—Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. arrived here this morning to personally look into the condition of four Filipino contract workers who are being treated for the serious burns they sustained in Friday’s oil platform fire off the coast of Louisiana that also left one...
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Search Continues for Filipino Missing in Louisiana Oil Platform Accident

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy has not given up hope on a Filipino contract worker who remains missing more than three days after an explosion and fire in the oil production platform he was working on in the Gulf of Mexico left one other Filipino dead and four others...