Legarda Seeks Inquiry into Gov’t Preparedness in Giving Aid to OFWs during Emergency Situations AbroadMarch 3, 2011
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA TODAY SOUGHT AN INVESTIGATION ON THE PREPAREDNESS OF THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES ABROAD, TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWS) ESPECIALLY DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said that recent incidents in different parts of the world have brought impending danger to OFWs.
Based on records from the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), more than 14,000 OFWs remain trapped in strife-torn Libya. Meanwhile, 11 Filipinos are […]