DON’T look now, but protecting the country’s migrant workers and other overseas Filipinos is one of the “utmost priorities” of the administration of President Marcos.
Of course, this is understandable because overseas Filipinos, who are now living or working abroad, play a stellar role in the government’s economic recovery efforts.
In fact, the billions of dollar remittances of these Filipinos, particularly those in the United States of America (USA), help prop up the struggling domestic economy.
Even the chief of the Commission for Overseas Filipinos said Marcos will continue to institute measures aimed at protecting our OFWs and other overseas Pinoys.
Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman vowed to strengthen the commission’s all-out efforts to ensure the general welfare of the millions of these foreign-based Filipinos.
Likewise, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), headed by Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople, is committed to speed up the process of addressing OFW complaints.
And everybody agrees that the Marcos presidency is determined to meet the mushrooming needs of OFWs and other overseas Filipinos.
During his talks with members of the Filipino community in Brussels, Belgium, Mr. Marcos vowed to invest more in human capital development and infrastructure.