DOFW  “even a shot in the dark may win”


Re-Posting / 4/13/2017

Rodrigo Roa Duterte will soon assume office on June 30, 2016, as the new President of  the Philippine Republic,  the day most OFWs are waiting not because we will celebrate this historic day of his presidency, but OFWs is longing for the promises he made, and that to protect the rights and welfare of the Filipino migrant workers.

Duterte won the heart of the OFWs, the reason why we voted him overwhelmingly in the last election.  The OFWs made the choice and perhaps the President should not ignore this very important sector who saved the nation from economic difficulties.

Department of the Overseas Filipino Workers

Department of the Overseas Filipino Workers

The new President’s good intention for the creation of a Department of OFWs is the answer to the woes and the grievances of the Overseas Filipino Workers.

The proposed Department of OFWs shall be the primary agency tasked with the enforcement of the rights of OFWs as provided under the Republic Act 10022 known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act.

Although, President Duterte’s promise is a do-able in nature, but sometimes foreseen political hurdles will go along the tedious process. In politics, there are diversifying ideas against a reasonable and credible proposal, however I believed “even a shot in the dark may win” – all we need is to be united, consensus in our advocacy  and have a concerted effort among our ranks.  

Secondly, the President’s power to directly influence congress to prioritize the pending bills for the establishment of the Department of OFWs may help to make this dream a reality. – BongA

Note: Below are the pending House Bills at the Philippine House of Representatives (17th Congress) for the creation of the Department of OFWs and/or the Department of Migration and Development.

HB00227

 [Text As Filed] 

 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (DOFW), DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Principal Author/s: SINGSON, ERIC D.

Main Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2016-07-26

HB00822

[Text As Filed] 

 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (DOFW), DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Principal Author/s: YAP, ARTHUR C.

Main Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2016-07-27

HB02334

[Text As Filed] 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (DOFW), DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Principal Author/s: COJUANGCO, CARLOS O.

Main Referral: GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION

Status: Pending with the Committee on GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION since 2016-08-09

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