By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte wants the recruitment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) under the supervision of the proposed Department of OFW.
“Kayong gustong pumunta ng abroad at ayaw ninyong problema nang husto, pumunta na lang kayo sa akin. Kasi ako na ang magpatawag ng recruitment ‘yang mga p***** i** na ‘yan kasi lolokohin lang kayo,” said Duterte in a speech on Friday.
“Ngayon, ‘pag nagsawa ako ibawal ko ‘yang recruitment. Dito kayo sa gobyerno magpa-recruit,” he added.
Recruitment of OFWs should be regulated to stop agencies from charging unfair amount of placement fees, according to Duterte.
“Kaya apurahin ko ‘yang Department of OFW. Bawal na ang recruitment sa abroad — sa labas. Kung gusto nila, diyan sila maglagay ng mesa. So under the supervision of government at walang horrendous charges.
“Government supervision and control because what has happened and has been happening is not acceptable to the Filipino now,” he said.