Proposed Dep’t of OFWs gains adherents at House

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Published November 17, 2019, 10:51 AM

By Ellson Quismorio

House leaders have continued to back proposals to create a dedicated department for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in recognition of this sector’s important contributions to the Philippine economy.

“We have a lot of programs that are being institutionalized [for our OFWs]. Probably the most important is the Department of OFWs,” Assistant Majority Leader, Las Piñas City lone district Rep. Camille Villar told reporters in an interview.

“I think a lot of people [in the House of Representatives] are really committed to have a department focused on the welfare of OFWs,” added Rep. Villar, whose mother, Senator Cynthia Villar, helped stage the 9th OFW and Family Summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City last Nov. 12.

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