Duterte wants ‘Department of OFWs’ set up by December

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he wants a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers by December this year. "Apurahin ko 'yang Department of OFW," Duterte said in a speech at the Araw ng Pasasalamat for Filipinos working abroad at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. "By December. Buong Pilipinas ito. Bawal na 'yang recruitment diyan sa labas na punta ka doon. Doon ka makipag-deal, may listahan doon. Mamili ka na lang kung sino ang gusto mo at 'yan regulated and I have the power to do that because that kind of mechanism of recruiting Filipino workers abroad has been abused and abused and abused," he added. /kga...

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