Villanueva: Department of Migrant Workers will put illegal recruiters, fixers ‘out of business’

Villanueva: Department of Migrant Workers will put illegal recruiters, fixers ‘out of business’

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA – Illegal recruiters and fixers preying on hapless overseas Filipino workers seeking employment abroad are now put on notice once the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is established, according to Senator Joel Villanueva.

Villanueva, principal sponsor and author of Republic Act No. 11461, has been crafted to eliminate the “nooks and crannies” where fixers and illegal recruiters thrive to victimize hapless Filipinos seeking to provide a decent living to their families and loved ones.

“Ito pong mga fixer at illegal recruiter, hindi lang ang mga kababayan natin ang nabibiktima, pati na rin ang mga pangarap nila para sa kanilang pamilya. Kaya sa bagong DMW na itatatag, tinatanggalan natin sila ng pagkakataong manloko ng ating mga kababayan,” said Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee.

“Isa na lang po ang entry at exit point para sa lahat ng transaksyon para mabilis ang daloy ng pagproseso ng ating mga OFWs,” Villanueva said. “Pinagsama-sama na po natin ang lahat ng ahensiya sa iisang bahay upang mas pabilisin ang serbisyo at gawing streamlined ang mga proseso.”

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