“The concerned government authorities should regularly make an assessment of the situation in countries that have unstable security situations. We need to ensure that our OFWs are not exposed to unnecessary threats or dangers.”
“OFWs are already sacrificing so much by working abroad and being away from their loved ones, the concerned authorities should really look after their welfare. We should immediately provide protection and assistance to distressed OFWs, especially those in high-risk countries.”
“Given the tremendous contribution of OFWs to our country’s economy, we should ensure that their needs are very well taken cared of. They have been the ‘miracle workers’ or ‘saving grace’ of the Philippine economy year in year out through the precious dollars that they remit to their loved ones here.”
Sen. Manny Villar
Incoming Senate President
In behalf of the OFW’s, We Welcome You Sir! as the New Senate President of the Upper House of Congress.