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Tulfo to DMW: Screen foreign employers to prevent OFW abuse

September 1, 2022 PS Jun M. Sarmiento 235 views

SENATOR Raffy Tulfo urged the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) and other relevant agencies to establish a tight screening process on foreign employers to avoid abuse and maltreatment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Tulfo said that OFWs are more prone to abuse because foreign employers are not being screened properly.

“Bago ma-deploy ang isang OFW sa ibang bansa ay dumadaan siya sa butas ng karayom. Kailangan niyang mag-submit ng ibat-ibang requirements at clearance. Pero yung kanyang among pupuntahan ay wala man lang isusumiteng kahit anong record na nagpapakita kung anong klaseng tao siya o may police o court record ba siya. Nothing,” he said.

Tulfo batted for a proper screening process of foreign employers the safety of Filipino OFWs such that some OFWs died at the hands of their abusive employers

“Dapat kung ganoon tayo kahigpit sa ating OFWs when it comes to requirements, dapat ay ganoon din tayo kahigpit sa mga foreign employers to make sure na safe ang OFWs natin abroad,” he added.

The Senator from Isabela likewise stressed the need to establish an effective monitoring system by the Migrant Workers Office in different countries, citing the rampant illegal practice of “selling” migrant workers who are working without being paid.