The recent FORUM held last July 7, 2006 between OWWA officials and migrant sectors concluded that the creation of an OFW Bank through government initiative is not the answer to our long dream of having a bank that we can call our own.
They also questioned the bills filed in Congress just for a mere inclusion of the word “particularly”, “preferably” and “priority”.
A bill is a proposed law, subject for deliberation and approval by the members of Congress. This can be corrected or amended if there is really a probable cause disadvantageous to OFWs. Kaya nga proposed bills.
I am not questioning the intellectual abilities of the minds behind the said forum, but why we should not focus on a unified recommendation for the realization of this dream?
I still believed that creation of an OFW Bank through legislative measure is the best solution on this issue. – BongA