The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration is a Philippine government agency tasked with the care, protection and assistance of Overseas Filipino Workers. Its policies have a tremendous impact on the lives of millions of Filipinos working overseas and the families they leave behind.
With the new Aquino administration, there is a need for a review of the OWWA, its failures and successes, adherence to the regulations and implementation of needed reforms. Part of this reform is the creation of a new OWWA Board. This petition is to request President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, to consider the appointment of Francisco “Jun” Aguilar to the Board of the OWWA.
Francisco “Jun” Aguilar had spent thirteen years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as an Overseas Filipino Worker from 1985 to 1998. He worked at the King Abdulaziz Military Academy as a technical analyst and later moved to the National Industrialization Company. As an OFW, he was witness to the distressed situations of Filipino workers whom he assisted as best as he could. It was an experience that will influence his unwavering dedication to improve the lives of the Filipino workers.
Upon returning to the Philippines in 1998, he formed the Filipino Migrant Workers Group, a principled recruitment agency. This is the only agency that does not charge a placement fee from applicants. He also encouraged savings and investment programs for the Overseas Filipino Workers and their families for their retirement and re-integration. He volunteers numerous hours on social-civic-political advocacies.
Mr. Aguilar’s experiences as a former Overseas Filipino Worker, a recruitment agency owner and as a humanitarian worker provide him with the appropriate know-how and mindset that will guide him as a progressive Board member. He can articulate on the perspectives of the workers, recruiters as well as clients and, therefore, effectively assist with the policy making of OWWA. With a proven track record of leadership, commitment and dedication to public service, he is the voice of the Overseas Filipino Workers.
We, therefore, request the newly elected Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino and his administration to appoint Francisco “Jun” Aguilar on the board of OWWA because of his merits. More importantly, his guiding principles exemplify those of the current administration with its mantra of change.
It is about time that a true bloodied OFW will be a given a hand to represent OFW Sector (land-based) in the OWWA Board, please sign the PETITION.
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