Ople lauds ASEAN on em­ploy­ment

Manila Bulletin - - National News -

Mi­grant ad­vo­cate Su­san Ople wel­comed yes­ter­day the new ini­tia­tive of the As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east Asian Na­tions (ASEAN) to boost the pro­tec­tion of mi­grant work­ers since it will open up safer em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties to over­seas Filipino work­ers (OFW) in the Mid­dle East. Ople said the newly signed ASEAN Con­sen­sus on the Pro­tec­tion and Pro­mo­tion of Rights of Mi­grant Work­ers will en­able the gov­ern­ment to of­fer al­ter­na­tive job op­por­tu­ni­ties to OFWs in the Mid­dle East in case the po­lit­i­cal ten­sion in the said re­gion es­ca­lates. (Sa­muel P. Me­de­nilla)

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