De Lima files bill to strengthen drive vs. illegal recruitment

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Published June 5, 2020, 6:14 PM

By Hannah Torregoza

Detained Senator Leila de Lima is now pushing for a measure that seeks to strengthen the country’s anti-illegal recruitment policies by ensuring that two persons who conspired with one another to carry out the crime would already be meted the penalty for large-scale illegal recruitment.

Senator Leila de Lima (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

In filing Senate Bill No. 1466, De Lima said it is necessary to address the injustice experienced by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the hands of illegal recruiters by amending certain provisions in the country’s Labor Code and Republic Act No. 8042, or the “Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995.”

Under the current laws, de Lima noted that the minimum number of

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