(Eagle News) – President Rodrigo Duterte urged Overseas Filipino Workers to be more assertive against corruption by not giving in to demands for money from corrupt government officials.
“Learn to be assertive. Kung nasa tama ka, why give money?” the President said during his speech at the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Duterte said he would never condone people in government extorting money from OFWs.
“Pagka lumaban kayo lahat.. mawawala ang corruption,” he said.
Duterte recalled that he would also continue to fight for OFW rights.
He recalled how he had insisted in negotiations with the Kuwai government that Filipinos working there be given their day-off so they can go to church, and that they be allowed to cook their own food, and for their employers not to confiscate their passports and their cellphones so they can call the Philippine embassy in case of any emergency.
Duterte also insisted that OFWs should be allowed to have enough sleep by their employers.
“They must be allowed at the very least seven hours of sleep,”
“Remember I am not anymore running for reelection.. My duty is to protect the people..,” he said at the event held at The Forum within the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on Thursday, December 6.
(Eagle News Service)