KIARA LAUREN IBANEZ / BENJAMIN CUARESMA
Members of the Overseas Filipino Workers Veterans Association (OFWVA) call on lawmakers to pass the bill creating the Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW) during their rally outside the Senate premises in Pasay City on Monday (Dec. 7, 2020).
The group believes the DOFW would further boost the welfare and security of OFWs. However, some Senators are opposed to the creation of the said department, saying the government’s bureaucracy must be streamlined first, rather than add a separate agency from the Dept. of Labor which also runs OWWA. (AI/FC/MTVN)