Law enough for protecting OFWs but no implementation — senator
PROTECTION OF Filipino migrant workers is already provided by law and remains a matter of implementation, an opposition senator said.
“I read the Overseas Workers Act. It is very detailed. The problem is it is not being implemented. Example is the information-sharing scheme which was not formed. In the case of Ms. [Joanna D.] Demafelis, for instance, almost a year had passed since she was reported missing but no action was taken,” Senator Franklin M. Drilon said in an interview with DZBB on Sunday, Feb. 25.
Mr. Drilon, a former Labor secretary, cited a provision in Republic Act. 8042, the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, “that there should be a sharing of information.” —