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USE ONLINE DATABASE TO AID OFWS — VILLAFUERTE

A lawmaker urged the secretary of the newly-created Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) to immediately set up an online database system to track and deliver timely legal and welfare services to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte said DMW Secretary Abdullah Derupong Mama-o of the new department should provide legal aid […]

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DMW TO BETTER ADDRESS OFW CONCERNS – NOGRALES

“Republic Act No. 11641 which creates the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is a priority legislative measure of the Duterte administration which fully recognizes the sacrifices made by our modern-day heroes, our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). The President signed it into law last December 30, 2021 to better address the needs and concerns of our […]

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NEW OFW DEPT TO DETER ILLEGAL RECRUITERS, FIXERS

Illegal recruiters and fixers preying on hapless overseas Filipino workers seeking employment abroad are now put on notice once the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is established, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, principal sponsor and author of Republic Act No. 11461, has been crafted to eliminate the “nooks and crannies” where fixers and illegal […]

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DMW TO BETTER SERVE OFWS, SAYS VILLAFUERTE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has expressed the hope that the new department dedicated to serving migrant Filipinos will streamline and speed up services for the country’s overseas workers, especially those in distress.  Villafuerte said that under the newly signed law creating the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) need not go […]

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VILLANUEVA LAUDS NEW DEPARTMENT FOR OFWS

Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the signing of Republic Act No. 11641 creating the Department of Migrant Workers, which seeks to improve the services given to millions of overseas Filipino workers by consolidating all government offices and agencies scattered across the bureaucracy under one roof. “Today, December 30, the day we honor one of the great […]

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‘FINANCIAL MUSCLE’ FOR MIGRANT WORKERS DEPT URGED

Ensuring that the Department of Migrant Workers will have sufficient funding is the next big step for the incoming administration next year, according to Senator Joel Villanueva. Villanueva, principal sponsor and author of the Senate Bill No. 2234 creating the DMW, explained that one of the first acts of the next administration is to propose […]

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DEPARTMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS GETS SENATE OK

The Senate stamped its approval on the bill creating the Department of Migrant Workers, in a major advance for legislation the administration has pushed as an urgent measure. Senator Joel Villanueva, chairman of the Senate labor committee, hailed the passage on 3rd and final reading of Senate Bill No. 2234, which organizes the proposed Department […]