The New Department for OFWs Will Cater Requests For Repatriation

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW), a newly-built office will be handling requests for repatriation from OFWs, says Secretary Susan “Toots” Ople.

In an interview, Ople mentioned that they already had talks regarding the matter with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration chief Hans Leo Cacdac.

“Napag-usapan na namin na isang opisina na lang within the department ang tatanggap ng request for repatriation” says Ople.

This week, the agency will release several numbers that OFWs can reach out to and a Facebook page to get in touch with the One Repatriation Command Center (ORCC).

Earlier, Ople established the ORCC that will facilitate the repatriation of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who are eager to return home.

Moreover, the DMV secretary mentioned that she won’t be tolerating human traffickers and illegal recruiters. She has led the DMW-Task Force Against Illegal Recruitment and Trafficking in Persons (TF-AIRTRIP).

“In fact last Friday, may mga lumapit na sa amin na ‘yung anak niya ay biktima ng human trafficking sa Cambodia. So, ‘yun ang mga kaso na tatalakayin ng task force,” says Ople.

According to Ople, she already had talks with Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla regarding the development of plans that will be implemented in the task force.

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