By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing the establishment of a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) by December.
Duterte said this during the “Araw ng Pasasalamat sa OFWs” held at the General Headquarters’ Stadium in Camp Aguinaldo Friday.
“I have the permission from Secretary Bello na sa ka dami ng problema, kailagan na ninyo ng isang departamento. So you will have a Department of OFW para sa inyo lang,” according to the President.
In his speech, Duterte said he will deploy police attaches to different countries to provide additional assistance to Filipino migrant workers.
“Yung hospital pati lagyan ko ng police attaché sa lahat ng binanggit ninyo na lugar so that if you think that you have a problem here concerning a police, maybe may problema ka, nanakawan o ‘yung sa anak mo. You can go direct to the police attaché.
“The police attaché will connect you to dito sa Pilipinas kung ano ang problema. And they will be trained to help you in legal matters of how to do it in the mean time that you are not here to solve the problem,” he said.